Pré Catelan


The Pré Catelan garden area within Parc de Bagatelle squirrels away a wonderful Jardin Shakespeare where plants, flowers and trees mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays are cultivated. Watch out for summer performances in the attached open-air theatre.

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