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“The most enchanting park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Parc des Buttes Chaumont
Rue Botzaris, Paris, France (Buttes Chaumont / La Villette)
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Ranked #25 of 732 attractions in Paris
Type: Parks
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Owner description: This elevated park in the northeast section of the city features an artificial lake and waterfall as well as impressive views of the surrounding area.
Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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“The most enchanting park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Les Buttes Chaumont is truly beautiful. Harboring both pretty little hills and dramatic heights with waterfalls, this park is the fullest city park experience one could ask for. Great for picknick! Although, beware that Belleville (the neighborhood) is rather rough. Maybe it's better to bring food from the city centre.

Visited April 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went up here while waiting to check into our hotel. It is used a lot by locals jogging and doing Tai Chi. So it has a nice feeling to it. The views from the top are lovely. But the streets we walked up to it were a bit dodgy. Might be better to take the Metro there.

Visited December 2012
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Paris
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“peace, calm & volupté”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Les Buttes Chaumont is a very particular park in Paris has it is build on a strong hill. Down the park there is an artificial lake (very nice) where you can find of buvette/café. Happy hours over-crowded from 6pm there for the 25-35yo.
On the top of the park, there is a romantic belvedere from where you can admire the city.
Enjoy !

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Sammamish, WA
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“A lovely, funky park with spectacular views from the 'belevedere of Sybil'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We read about this park in a book about Paris --- it was billed as a gem of a place, often overlooked by tourists. And so it was, both a gem and not overly crowded on the delightful autumn afternoon we spent there. The park was created in a former gypsum and limestone quarry at the direction of Napoleon III as part of Baron Hausmann's overall plan for Paris. Besides the beautiful, natural garden that makes up the park, there is a suspension bridge, a little lake, an amazing cliff, a waterfall, and lots of trails and places to explore. Although we completely missed them, there are apparently a couple of good restaurants in the park, along with other attractions for people with children. On the day we were there, I made do with being amused by a couple trying to walk a cat on a leash (seldom a success, in my experience). It's out in the 19th arrondissement, but well worth the trip if you have a fine afternoon and a yen for a walk in a garden.

Visited November 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Nature inside the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Real nature inside the city - cliff, waterfall, lake and great panoramic view of Paris. It's a little bit far from the middle of the city but really worthwhile the short trip in the metro. It's certainly not just any regular garden but a small park.

Visited November 2012
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