Bougival Tourism

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Bougival is a commune (or village) in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. Bougival is located15.3 km (9.5 mi) from the center of Paris, in its western suburbs. As the site where many of the French Masters (including Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, and Auguste Renoir) painted country scenes along the Seine, the village today hosts a series of six historical placards, known as the "Impressionists Walk," at locations from which the noted painters depicted the scenes of Bougival. Bougival is also noted as the site of the Machine de Marly, a sprawling, complicated hydraulic pumping device that began supplying the massive quantity of water required by the fountains at Palace of Versailles in the late 17th century. Considered one of the foremost engineering accomplishments of its era, the cacophanous, breakdown-prone apparatus comprised fourteen waterwheels (approximately 38 feet in diameter) driven by the current of the Seine — in turn powering more than 250 pumps, delivering water up a 500-foot vertical rise through a series of pumping stations, holding tanks, reservoirs, pipes and mechanical linkages. In use until 1817, the machine was subsequently updated, replaced with another pumping building in 1858 and finally replaced by an electrical generator in 1963. The building itself remained until 1968. Remnants are visible today at the riverbank. In Bougival, Georges Bizet composed the opera Carmen at his home at Rue Ivan Tourguenievf on the Seine and noted Russian novelist and playwright Ivan Turgenev built a datcha. A local monument commemorates the Montgolfier brothers, pioneers of flight. and the commune hosts the annual Festival of Bougival et des Coteaux de Seine.

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Paris, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Musee D Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral. Also, to reach Bougival, you'll have to take a flight to Paris; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration. Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Bougival, France. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Paris also deserves a visit.

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Facts and Stats for Bougival*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bougival

    Know the pollution level of Bougival before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.09 (High)
    • Water Pollution 46.95 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.55 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 60 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.63 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.73 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55.49 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.15 (Moderate)
  • Bougival: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bougival for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bougival.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.91 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.11 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50.44 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.4 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 45.18 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 54.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.22 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.49 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.22 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.99 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45.18 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.89 (High)
  • Living in Bougival - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bougival is 114.24 (High)

    • Safety Index 46.99 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.94 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.36 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.53 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 89.04 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.92 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.57 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 82.05 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bougival

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bougival

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 103.02 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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