Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Parc des Buttes Chaumont - le dimanche



Parc des Buttes Chaumont


This large public garden (as it is referenced) is the third largest in Paris with more than 5km of trails and paths.  The main feature of the park is the Temple of Sybil which sits at the top of an island in the middle of a lake.  In 2009 a suspension bridge, about 200 feet long and over 70 feet above the water, was built to allow access to the island.


There are three restaurants, reception halls, and two Guignol theatres. 
Perhaps most enjoyed are the green grassy slopes on a sunny weekend afternoon.



Parc des Buttes Chaumont
75019, Paris
Métros Buttes Chaumont, Laumière, et Botzaris


14 comments:

martinealison said...

Une bien belle photo que j'emporte dans mon coeur en attendant de vous retrouver à la mi-septembre...
Gros bisous

Thérèse said...

J'aime beaucoup ce parc qui devient un peu plus sauvage pour faire revenir les espèces naturelles...

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
It is, in our view, the open green spaces of cities which really define the place. And, how wonderful that Paris should have such a glorious green outdoor room as the Parc des Buttes Chaumont.

Clearly it is a marvellous asset to the City and one which has multiple uses and is enjoyed by so many. Summer days spent idly here are the stuff of which dreams are made!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful day to enjoy the sun! :)
Léia

M said...

Walk around the park and then relax in the sun ... A heavenly day!

brattcat said...

those beautiful girls look like 60s Flower Children.

Bibi said...

It is indeed a beautiful park. This photo though makes me think of Woodstock!

Kris said...

Lovely photo and the girls are so pretty...gorgeous hair. I love the dark haired girls shoes...cute! :)

Ken Mac said...

my dream. Move to Paris, marry that blonde, read in the park, make love, go to sleep.

dive said...

Many thanks for pointing me at a park where one can actually sit on the grass, Genie. There don't seem to be many of those in Paris.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Although my photo would make this park appear crowded, it was anything but. This was just inside the main entrance of the park and the high slope faced the afternoon sun making it a fabulous place for lounging.

Ken Mac, yeah, yeah, yeah... heard it all before. Just kidding. You did make me laugh! I think that is the life of a Frenchman, oui?

dive, I do know that the lawns "rest" during the winter in all of the parks, but there are several parks where you can lounge as these people are doing. Parc de Monceau is another.

Bises,
Genie

Vreni said...

I love to watch all those people sit on the grass in the Parisian parks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous shot Genie, I laughed when I saw the curly hair, that's exactly what mine looks like if I leave it to dry au natural, but I spend so much time straightening it haha!

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice place in winter as well. Used to live 3 minutes away, just next to the mairie du 19eme, for a year or so.