In the 19th arrondissement of Paris is one of the most exceptional parks in Paris: the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. In total, there are nearly 25 hectares of greenery with varied landscapes that stretch out there. Inaugurated in 1867 under the reign of Napoleon III, this park was designed by the engineer Jean-Charles Alphand .
It was designed to reproduce a mountain landscape. And the effect is successful: between the rocks, the mountain pastures, the cliffs and the waterways, one almost has the impression of having left Paris.
For the little story, you have to know that this park was created completely on a poor and miserable district attached in 1860, it was formerly gypsum quarries. Napoleon III wanted at the time, to offer to the poor of the corner and the peasants, a corner of greenery. Inaugurated during the Universal Exhibition of 1867, the Buttes-Chaumont park was intended to replace a filthy and nauseating space into a beautiful green space, a successful bet.
Here, young and old alike play the explorers near its grotto and admire the waterfall that make the charm of this park. Many Parisians take advantage of this beautiful green space to bask in the sun, have a picnic or do their sport.
Because it must be said that this place is a real ode to relaxation and contemplation. It is difficult to remain indifferent to the varied landscapes that the Buttes Chaumont park offers to its visitors. On the surface of the lake, ducks, geese and herons live together in the middle of a luxuriant vegetation.
Thirsty or looking for a spot to have lunch? We stop at the guinguette of Rosa Bonheur where fast food and refreshing drinks are waiting for you.
Perched on the heights of theBelvedere island, the Sybil temple attracts the eyes and gives an almost mystical dimension to this surprising park. From this height, one can admire a view of Montmartre.
The island and its mysterious kiosk can be reached in two ways: by the stone "Pont des Suicidés" and by a wooden suspended footbridge designed by Gustave Eiffel (Yep, the one of the Eiffel Tower).
Note that for the hours, the park is open from 07:00 to 21:00 until the end of April, until 22:00 from May to the end of August, until 21:00 in September and until 20:00 in October. Entrances are at 1-7, rue Botzaris; 2-6b, rue Manin; 55, rue de Crimée and 42 and avenue Simon-Bolivar.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts April 27th, 2022
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Rue de Crimée
75019 Paris 19
Opening hours: the park is open from 07:00 to 21:00 until the end of April, until 22:00 from May to the end of August, until 21:00 in September and until 20:00 in October.
Entrances are at 1-7, rue Botzaris; 2-6b, rue Manin; 55, rue de Crimée and 42 and avenue Simon-Bolivar.