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Parc des Buttes Chaumont

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In the 19th arrondissement of Paris, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, is another example of Emperor Napoleon III's commitment to the beautification of the city.

The reign of Napoleon III and the period of time referred to as the Second Empire, is marked by the installation of Baron Haussmann, as Prefect of the Seine. Although Haussmann's primary concern was the completion of a workable sanitary water and sewer system, under the guidance of the Emperor, he was also assigned the creation of new parks. One such park is Buttes Chaumont, and Haussmann put French Engineer of the Corps of Bridges and Roads, Charles Adolphe Alphand, in charge of the project. The site for the park was a former gypsum and limestone quarry and during a period of four years, between 1864 and 1867, the land and water features of this unique piece of property were carved out, built up and planted. The park was inauguarated during the 1867 Universal Exposition.

There are many surprises, including a temple on a cliff.

A grotto with a waterfall!

Stroll down one path and up another, enjoying the lush scenery, mature trees, and rocky gardens. Buttes Chaumont has a unique personality, worth getting to know.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont
19th Arrondissement
Metro: Laumiere

FYI: Children and adults love the Theatre Guignol Anatole, the puppet theatre in the park.

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I'm not exaggerating when I say we took the exact same picutres tonight. Probably walked right by each other. I wish they had the Parc de Buttes Chaumont lit up like that all the time . . .

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