It is that time of the year again and Maharashtra Mandal France would like to invite you all to our first outdoor adventure – Picnic Jardin d’Acclimatation!
Time : 15H00
Jardin d’acclimatation would be a good enjoyment venue for all of us, as it not only offers a park where we can have a picnic, but also offers a lot of attractions for kids (train, small zoo etc).
Official Website : https://www.jardindacclimatation.fr/information.php
English Information is available in this PDF : https://www.jardindacclimatation.fr/practicalguide.pdf
Wikipedia Excerpt : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jardin_d%27Acclimatation
Opened on 6 October 1860 by Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie, the Jardin d’Acclimatation de Paris or the Jardin Zoologique d’Acclimatation as it was first called was a Paris zoo. It was directed by Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, son of the naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, until his death in 1861.
From 1877 until 1912, the Jardin Zoologique d’Acclimatation was converted to “l’Acclimatation Anthropologique”. In mid-colonialism, the curiosity of Parisians was attracted to the customs and lifestyles of foreign peoples. Nubians, Bushmen, Zulus and many other African peoples were “exhibited” in a human zoo. The exhibitions were a huge success. The number of visitors to the Jardin doubled, reaching the million mark.
A miniature road system for children operated by the Paris police was removed in 2008.
I request you all to please keep yourselves free for our MMF outing on the 10th May 2014 at 15H00.
Please come with some light snacks and soft drinks.