The Garden Landscape Guide

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

This may be judged Europe's most romantic public park, opened in 1864. Since it was made in a disused quarry, it is also a prime example of how industrial land can be recycled. Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand's plan implies a calm mood, but Buttes Chaumont approaches the drama of a Delacroix painting. There are high cliffs, great trees, a 30 m waterfall and an iron bridge which springs from a cliff face to a pinacle crowned by a temple. In landscape design, as in many of the fine arts, romanticism began in the eighteenth century and reached its zenith in the nineteenth century.

rue Botzaris, Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 75019

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  • over 1 year by Leila 3 / 5

    I happen not be a huge fan of this garden though it has a lot of qualities (bringing nature into Paris is one of these). I cannot really explain why, however. Maybe is it too big for me?
    It copies the Italian gardens but doesn't really have their intimacy.
    Still, it is beautiful and I appreciate it by summertime because it is refreshing - especially the grotto and the huge bridge.
    The small temple at the top of the hill is beautiful too.
  • over 2 years by Fernanda Mendes 5 / 5

    è verdade, esse parque é extremamente mágico, de Tulipas enormes à pequena cachoeira, lago, vista gigantesca de Paris....è lindo e bem grande.... com subidas, descidas e paisagens muito pitoresacas e bem cuidadas. Vale a pena !!!!!

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