The Parc de Bagatelle, next to the palace that bears the same name, is one of the four hubs of the City of Paris botanic gardens. Previously, it was also known as “la folie d’Artois” because the park and its palace were built in 64 days in 1775 as the result of a bet between the queen, Marie-Antoinette and her brother-in-law the Count of Artois!
Located in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne wood, the Parc de Bagatelle stands apart from the other green spaces in the city of Paris. The plans for the site, and therefore the park, were drawn up by the architect Bélanger. Landscaping of the park was overseen by Thomas Blaikie in an Anglo-Chinese style that was very much in vogue at the time.
The Parc de Bagatelle is a place for strolling and relaxing that is much appreciated by Parisians and those who live near Boulogne. Apart from its gigantic trees and varied flora, the little bridges and grottos, the water mirrors and artificial waterfalls lend this spot some enviable charm. The 19th century Chinese pagoda is one of the curiosities that give the park its style. A magnificent rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes from 1,200 different species is also part of the landscape. The park regularly holds exhibitions and other events such as classical music concerts….
Château et parc de Bagatelle, 75016 Paris (Bois de Boulogne)
Opening times: from 9.30am to 8pm (times vary depending on the months / seasons)
Free entrance outside of special events
Pricing: €8 | €4 (reduced price)
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