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“A hidden gem overlooked by most tourists. Don't be one of them.”

Parc des Buttes Chaumont
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US$34.60*
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Cultural Paris Bike Tour with a Local
Ranked #40 of 1,599 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This elevated park in the northeast section of the city features an artificial lake and waterfall as well as impressive views of the surrounding area.
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I've been to Paris many times and have experienced all of the "Must Do" tourist items, some several times. So when I'm here I'm really out to find the Paris that most people, except those who live here, will actually never experience. This park is one of those.

It is off the beaten path from a Metro, RER or bus perspective. You have to want to get here. That in itself makes it an even more rewarding experience. It is located in one of the most geographically hilly areas of Paris. From the bottom of the part to the top it seems to rise at least 500 feet and at some points very, very steeply. This is not a park that is an easy walk for those who are out of shape or infirmed.

Many of the stairs and pathways seem to have been designed during the Gaudy era in the 20s. Stairs that are made to look like logs with landings that look like leaves. No straight lines and small water areas bubbling by.

The main paths take you around and though the park which is as diverse in its greenery and plantings as it is in the views that you experience. Head off the main paths into the many small and meandering dirt paths and really explore and experience the quiet beauty of this park.

Net-Net: Must see.

3  Thank Mr_Firestone
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Ok, look I know that when you look on the map this park looks like it is way out of the way, (and in truth it is) *but* that being said, if you have some time, by all means stop in and see it. There is a lovely lake in the middle, a manmade hill with some nice views of paris...bridges that look as though they've been plucked from an Indiana Jones film, and a lovely grotto complete with waterfall. A lovely spot for breakfast.

Thank Jerry E
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

a good treat and a relaxing point during a weekend when the sun is glowing in paris which is rare so relax n have a picnic in the centre of paris i nthe good lovely peaceful garden

1  Thank VALECHAMAHESH
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Being a bit of an "Anorak Cinephile" I thought we'd visit this Paris park after I had seen it featured in Eric Rohmers 1981 film "La Femme de L'aviateur". In the film it looked like a lovely place in which to partake of a quiet stroll.........How wrong I was!!
The illusion was shattered by the constant dodging of hundreds of annoyingly heavily panting joggers coming at you from all angles!!
Absoutely no tranqulity from the bustling city with the pounding of running shoe on the pathways.
If people want to jog round the park why can't they do it on the outside?
We may give it another try if there is a fresh snowfall deep enough to keep the runners indoors!!

Thank Cheddarwasp
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Never heard about it, before I had carefully read the travel guide. And I don't regret.
The most charming park with the lake, cave with waterfall, rock hill with gazebo and beautiful view of Sacre Coeur. I definitely recommend to spend 2 hours and relax there.

2  Thank David R
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