This huge (25 hectares) artificial Parc des Buttes Chaumont was created in 1860 by Baron Haussmann. Hills and a rough relief of the park earlier represented a plaster mine. After development of mine heaps of dust on suburbs of Paris have been transformed to grottoes, hills and falls. At that time creation of this park was political decision showed care of the government of France of the landscapes spoilt by the industry.
Parc des Buttes Chaumont is concerned to be a modernist style in landscape architecture. By the form it reminds the Central Park of Manhattan. 50 meters high mountain with the temple of Sybil located on it grows directly from the lake centre. From this hill there is a very nice view to Paris. The park is cut on two parts by a railway tunnel. Today the railway in park is not used, however, it is a symbol of technical achievements of France of the end XIX.
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- The park is opened from May till September 07:00-22:15, from October till April 07:00-21:15 Free of charge.
- Restaurant and attractions for children.
- The address: rue Botzaris, 19e, 19e
- Metro station: Buttes-Chaumont, Botzaris