In Paris 19th arrondissement lays one of the most exceptional parks in the French capital: the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. All in all, it’s about 25 acres of greenery with varied landscapes. Inaugurated in 1867, under the reign of Napoleon III, this park evolves like an English garden and has been created by engineer Jean-Charles Alphand.
It has been drawn in order to reproduce a mountain landscape and it’s a success: between the rocks, the pastures, the cliffs and the waterways, we almost feel like we left Paris. Here, children and adults play along and explore is cave and admire the waterfall that create the charm of this park. Many Parisians enjoy this beautiful green area to relax in the sun, enjoy a picnic or work out.
Because we must say this place is a true ode to relaxation and contemplation. It’s hard to stay untouched facing the varied landscapes the Parc des Buttes Chaumont offers to its visitors. On the surface of the lake, ducks, gooses and herons rub shoulders in an environment made of lush vegetation.
Perched on the heights of the Île du Belvédère, the Temple de la Sybille attracts the eyes and gives an almost mystical dimension to this surprising park. We can access the island and its mysterious pavilion two ways: across the Pont des Suicidés, made of stone, and a hanging bridge made of wood created by Gustave Eiffel (yes, the very one of the Eiffel Tower).
So, ready for the adventure?
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Rue de Crimée
75019 Paris 19