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Parc de Bagatelle, Paris

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Situated at the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, Parc de Bagatelle is one of Paris’s four botanical gardens. Created in 1775, the park and its chateau were built in 64 days after a wager between Queen Marie-Antoinette and her brother in-law, the Count of Artois. This site is the perfect place for you to stroll and relax amongst the stressful days of sightseeing. As well as large trees and varied plant life, little bridges, rocks, caves, bodies of water, and artificial waterfalls add to the charm and romantic aspect of the park.

In addition, the 19th century Chinese pagoda is just one of the park’s many curiosities to explore, and you can also admire the magnificent rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes from 1,200 different species. The park regularly hosts exhibitions and events as well as classical music concerts in the summer. Parc de Bagatelle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Paris Edition.
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  • Quite a big park, with many beautiful corners and nice scenes. This park is located at the western side of paris, and vincent park on the eastern side, but my opinion is that the former is much more b...  more »
  • Make sure you visit when the roses are in bloom as they are the main attraction in this garden. It's not easy to get to, a very long walk from either the bus or metro. Still popular and lovely.  more »
  • Quite small but great and peaceful. The beauty of the garden is just fantastic. Clearly recommend during the week end when the weather is nice  more »
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  • Beautiful in summer when its flourished, the only inconvinient is you have to pay (only in summer).
  • It is a parc in a parc. Really nice place.
  • Gorgeously manicured park replete with a bunch of roaming peacocks and lovely water features.
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  • Most comfortable place Place in sunny day.