Parc des Buttes Chaumont

The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is a public park situated in northeast of Paris, in the 19th arrondissement. Occupying 24.73 hectares, of which 1.5 hectares is covered by a lake, it is the third-largest park among 426 Parisian parks and gardens (after the Bois de Vincennes, the Bois de Boulogne, the Parc de la Villette, and the Tuileries Garden). It was envisioned by Napoleon III as a garden showcase, and was laid out on the site of a refuse dump by the architect Jean-Charles Alphand. The site was chosen by Baron Haussmann, the Prefet of Paris. Unlike straight lines so characteristic of the most of parks and gardens of Paris, this park features curved lines, resembling natural shapes. The fact that original part of the site was a former gypsum and limestone quarry mined for the construction of buildings in Paris also explains park`s unusual landscape. The heart of the park is an artificial lake surrounding the Île de la Belvédère, a rocky island. In 1869 the Temple de la Sibylle was designed there by the architect Gabriel Davioud. The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is fenced and has 12 entrances, including 7 small and 5 large gates. The park has 5.5 kilometres of roads and 2.2 kilometres of paths. The area of green lawns covers 12 hectares, and only 6 hectares is covered by floweres. The park features a restaurant, several cafes and children's rides. Parc des Buttes Chaumont is the only park in France, which offers a network which allows for Wi-Fi coverage of its entire area.
Address: Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris
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Rawtalent , Isle Of Wight, 2015-05-15
This lovely park in Eastern Paris is a great place to spend an hour or two. It's difficult to believe you are still in the city when walking through here. Superb views across Paris.There's even a... read full review
A definite highlight.
ADayOrTwo , Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015-05-12
This park is a true escape from the city- it's a beautiful space that feels much less formal than the majority of Parisian parks (feels more like Central Park in New York City or Prospect Park in... read full review
Favorite city get away
Sallyemaline , Redding, California, 2015-05-08
This park is like going back in time. It's brimming with life and beauty. The air is clean and it's just simply the best park in Paris :) read full review
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  • Jonathan, 28-10-2014

    My favourite park in all of inner Paris. Don't forget to visit the waterfall.

  • European Parliament, 21-10-2013

    Originally built for Napoleon III and since kitted with four wi-fi zones as part of the city-wide wireless internet-access program, this is where President Martin Schulz goes to reflect when in Paris.

  • Leo, 13-10-2013

    Beautiful place for photographing people! Divers atmosphere. Enjoy!

  • , 17-05-2012

    Il y a beaucoup de gens et des arbres, sans de pollution. Je me plais ici.

  • Rafael, 13-03-2012

    Le parc le plus beau de Paris. Surréel en automne. Parfait pour lire sur l'herbe un dimanche après-midi. À voir aussi : Rosa Bonheur.

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