Square des Batignolles

The Square des Batignolles, which covers 16,615 square metres of land, is the largest green space in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Designed in the naturalistic English-garden style, it lies in the district of Batignolles.
The square was established at the request of Baron Haussmann, who fulfilled the desire of Napoleon III to establish several English-style gardens in the capital. In 1860, Napoleon III annexed the district of Batignolles to Paris.
The Square des Batignolles was created by Jean-Charles Alphand, assisted by the engineer, Jean Darcel, the architect, Gabriel Davioud, and the horticulturist, Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps, on a tract of land that had been described as "a vast wasteland".
The Square des Batignolles features extensive rolling lawns, a large pond, well-placed copses of trees, quaint stone bridges, pieces of statuary casually installed in the landscape, grottos, watercourses, small waterfalls, and artificial cascades. Exotic vegetation was also planted like hybrid trees, purple beech, honey locust, Turkish hazel, Japanese persimmon, etc.
In the middle of the pond stands a statue created by Louis de Monard in 1930 called Vautours (Vultures). Square des Batignolles is popular with children. There are several playgrounds, sand-boxes, swings, a carousel with old-fashioned wooden horses, an area for roller skating, and ping-pong tables. There are also areas for adults who wish to play pétanque, or boules.
Address: Square des Batignolles, Paris
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MiamiOlivia , Boston, Massachusetts, 2015-04-24
This is one of the most delightful little parks in Paris. Located in the 17th Arrondissement, the street leading up to the Square is both lively and charming beyond the imagination. Cafes, bakeries... read full review
Lovely cute little park with ducks and birds
Caps M , 2015-03-20
A very cute garden with small waterfalls, ducks and all sorts of cool birds swimming. Kids playing on the carrousel and a food stole selling mainly Nutella crepes :) perfect for a Sunday walk around ! read full review
Une journée passée en plein air est une journée bien remplie
richard195917 , Paris, France, 2015-04-29
Un grand parc dans le quartier des Batignolles, Paris 17°, les allées sont sinueuses, au détour d’un banc les mamans surveillent les enfants qui jouent dans le bac à sable ou ceux qui grimpent un... read full review
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  • Francesco, 09-03-2015

    Le parc est superbe, en revanche l'architecture des nouveaux immeubles d'habitation sont horrible. C'est une honte d'avoir construit de telle horreur aux milieux de certain immeuble haussmanien

  • Pierre, 08-01-2015

    Un joli parc dans le 17e, les après-midi font le bonheur des boulistes.

  • Monelle, 20-09-2014

    Un spot parfait pour prendre l'air entre midi et deux.

  • Hervé, 13-09-2014

    Magnifique petit parc avec une superbe végétation.

  • SylviafromParis, 07-09-2014

    Passer à la boulangerie sur la place et prendre un café à emporter puis profiter du soleil au square !

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