Monday, July 31, 2006

Buttes Chaumont

I've been trying to visit every park in Paris, so I decided to share some photos of Buttes Chaumont, in the 19th, with you. This park is huge, very hilly, and has tons of open green space. On the Sunday afternoon that I went it was full of people having a picnic in the shade (with the obligatory bottle of chilled rosé), sizzling in the open sun, or playing light sports for very short intervals of time. It's not particularly well kept or manicured, like the Parc Monceau, but if you climb up to this gazebo, perched on a hill, you'll get a great view of the surrounding area:Making my way back from the gazebo to my staked out spot in the shade, I was distracted by the sound of running water. It was too loud to be coming from the creek running through the middle of the park, and searching it out I found this waterfall.I felt like I was on Tom Sawyer's Island! All that was missing was the magnetic mystery mine.

Buttes Chaumont
Rue Botzaris or Rue Manin
Paris 75019
M: Buttes Chaumont or Botzaris
Open 7/7 from 7 am to 8 - 10 pm depending on the season.


1 comment:

La Page Française said...

I love the Buttes-Chaumont. I think it's my favorite park in Paris. I just love walking in those caves by the waterfalls and climbing over the bridges.
The Square des Batignolles in the seventeenth is another very charming park, though it's much smaller than the Buttes Chaumont, but it's got a cute little lake with ducks and a little waterfall as well