It's a hole of greenery nestled in the 16th, where nature and literature intertwine. Opened in 1954, the square of Poets that extends the serres d'auteuil bears his name. It offers to the walkers, with the twists of its alleys, quotes men of letters paying tribute to mother Nature. Engraved on small plaques in the words of Apollinaire, Boileau, Lamartine, or Villon transport you elsewhere. "Is that birds hide to die ?" speaks to François Coppée. "A rose of autumn is more than another exquisite," says Agrippa d'aubigné.
The fairways meander between floral decorations and some beautiful specimens of remarkable trees, among which a black pine of Austria, a white poplar, and an almond tree. We walked, and at the discretion of the quotes and the sculptures of famous writers (Victor Hugo, Théophile Gautier, Alexander Pushkin,...)
The square of Poets. 1, avenue du Général-Sarrail (16th).The most experimental : parc de la Villette
The Géode, a legendary cinema in paris, throne of master in the heart of this park in the 19th district. Glued to it, is The City of Science and Industry, built in 1986, which flock every year thousands of visitors, big and small, wishing to leave to the discovery of tomorrow. Here, the year is lived to the rhythm of major events, exhibitions, performances, and round tables. Established on the site of former slaughterhouses, the Parc de la Villette has established itself as a place of exchange and experimentation, which combines brilliantly with all disciplines. New technologies, performance, theatre, dance, music... One thinks in particular of the Grande Halle de la Villette, installed at the entrance of this large complex, which has been home for 9 years, the Pitchfork Music Festival, a gathering promoting independent music, landed straight in Chicago.
Parc de la Villette. 211, avenue Jean-Jaurès (19th).the Parc de la Villette (19th), François Boucheron/The FigaroLe younger : parc Martin-Luther-King
4.3 ha in 2007, the park was expanded in April 2014 to reach its final size of 10 ha at the completion of the project, the end of 2020. This area is a major park across Paris, and the largest park in the 17th arrondissement. Designed green, it fits in this all-new Batignolles district. Grounds for ball games, skate park, space for basketball... but also benches and chairs and play area allow for a population of intergenerational cross, to be found. The older children admire the energy of the young ones standing on their skate, perform tricks always more acrobatic. A true lung of oxygen in this district in full mutation!
Parc Clichy-Batignolles-Martin-Luther-King.147, rue Cardinet (17th).The more botanical : Floral park
to appreciate at their just value the 30 hectares of the Parc Floral, it's simple : he should open his eyes wide to admire the environment but also sometimes close to feel the rare species scattered through the park. Because, in fact, nestled in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes in the 12th arrondissement, the Parc Floral is part of the botanical garden of Paris, with the parc de Bagatelle, the Arboretum of Paris and the jardin des Serres d'auteuil. It therefore takes the time to contemplate the wonderful flower beds in all seasons, and enjoy the green spaces that encourage passers-by to simply take the time to stroll among the many aisles loaded iris and geraniums in this period. Since its creation in 1969, the different atmospheres were created in order to dive in several world botanical all more rich than the others. A real pleasure for lovers of floral art.
Parc Floral de Paris. Road of the Pyramid (12th).The Parc Floral de Paris (12th), YOUNG-AH KIM / The FigaroLe more user-friendly : square des Batignolles
Tucked away behind the lovely church of Sainte Marie des Batignolles, the square is one of the achievements of the engineer Adolphe Alphand commissioned by Napoleon III to 1862 and enlarged in 1894. Designed as an English garden, a small stream with rock crosses it in its length. With 1.7 ha, this garden is on a human scale, with an entrance at each end, lives to the rhythm of the inhabitants of the surrounding area. The families spread out in the small playground or around the carousel. The regulars are there to play on the three tables of ping-pong and compete for playing games that never end. Then you tap or you tips?
Square des Batignolles. 145, rue Cardinet (17th).The most literary : parc Georges Brassens
Created in 1975 to replace the horse market of Vaugirard and the slaughterhouses of the capital, the parc Georges Brassens, named after the poet and singer who lived at 42 rue Santos-Dumont a stone's throw of the garden. Its landscape with many elevation changes, its gazebo, its small bridge and its river leads the walkers on the walkways in the universe bucolic variety. Rose garden, medicinal and aromatic plants planting spaced trees, all conspire to escape.
Every weekend, the former hall of the horses home to the market of ancient and used book. Lovers of literature or true bibliophiles, you can take a stroll through the aisles of booksellers and find BD, pockets, novels, classic and contemporary, journals, popular or cultural. Lie down in the grass or placed on a bench and dive into a good book, a nice way to extend a picnic and stop time.
Georges Brassens Park. 2, place Jacques Marette (15th).The market of ancient and used book Paul DELORT / Le FigaroLe more history : garden of the Royal Palace
If the garden of the Royal Palace could talk, it would have almost 4 centuries to tell. In the heart of Paris, a few steps from the Louvre museum, these green spaces were designed by Pierre Desgotz, the king's gardener, brought a sprig of greenery to the whole of the government buildings built at the request of Richelieu, then minister to the king in 1633. Mainly a place to walk the wire of the centuries, this place has alsoi welcomed balls as meetings of the literary, which once animated the life of the gardens.
the current aspect of The garden of the Royal Palace is the work of Charles X (1824-830), which has redesigned its paths, without, however, decide to plant a lot of trees. The four double rows of lime trees actually date back to the 70s, while the chestnut red shade the walkways since 1910. This decor invites you to a peaceful stroll, where the visitor can observe the very small gun-chronometer (this is an object which thundered at noon each day so people can set their watch), to admire the basin and its water jets as well as two marble statues : le Charmeur de Serpent (1875), by Adolphe Thabard, and The Shepherd and the Goat (1830), by Paul Lemoyne. Not to mention the columns of Buren, installed in 1986, which modernized the architectural ensemble of the Royal Palace.
Garden of the Palais-Royal. 2 place Colette (1st).The most romantic : parc Monceau
The lovers can resume their stroll around the 8.5 hectares of this beautiful park with a thousand curiosities. Find the patterns of appointment under the columns of the madness of the duke of Chartres, octagonal pavilion (1769) at the entrance to the garden. This jewel of preserved nature, is located in the middle of the chic of the plaine Monceau and surrounded by large grids of golden dates back to 1860. Created by the duc de Chartres between 1769 and 1779, the park is remodeled in the second empire by Adolphe Alphand. Artificial cave, a small bridge, fake egyptian pyramid, obelisk... to discover the walkways. Not to be missed, the Naumachie, oval-shaped pond surrounded by a colonnade, corinthian, where the trees are reflected in a harmonious manner. Monet, Caillebotte or Georges Braque were not indifferent to the charm of the place. Many of the lawns or benches make for an enjoyable time away from cars.
Parc Monceau. 35, boulevard de Courcelles (8th).The parc Monceau (8th). Sébastien Soriano/Le Figaro The more family : the parc des Buttes Chaumont
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