Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
The rhythmic release of eucalyptus-scented steam into this wonderful hammam will set mind and body at ease in minutes. Also included is...
Art Deco in style, 800 sq metres in size and worth the trip is Patinoire Pailleron , open year-round except July and August.
This self-styled guinguette (old-fashioned dance hall) morphs from outdoor cafe by day into a jam-packed dance floor by night. Its...
Mon Oncle Le Vigneron
The name alone enchants. My Uncle the Winemaker is a small, vintage-styled wine cellar and épicierie fine (upmarket grocer's) arranged...
rue Manin & rue Botzaris, 19e · interesting places nearby
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont information
This quirky park is one of the city’s largest green spaces; its landscaped slopes hide grottoes, waterfalls, a lake and even an island topped with a temple to Sybil. Once a gypsum quarry and rubbish dump, it was given its present form by Baron Haussmann in time for the opening of the 1867 Exposition Universelle.
It’s a favourite with Parisians, who come here to practise tai chi, take the kids to a puppet show or simply to relax with a bottle of wine and a picnic dinner. The tracks of an abandoned 19th-century railway line (La Petite Ceinture, which once circled Paris) also run through the park.