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Parc de Belleville, Paris

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The Parc de Belleville, one of the parks and gardens of the 20th arrondissement of Paris, is situated between the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and the Père Lachaise Cemetery.DescriptionThe Parc de Belleville is located on the hill of Belleville, its 108 metres making it the highest park in Paris. At the summit of the park, an almost thirty-metre tall terrace provides a panoramic view of the city. The park was conceived by the architect François Debulois and the landscaper Paul Brichet. It was inaugurated in 1988.The park offers 1200 trees and shrubs, a 100 metre-long waterfall fountain (the longest in Paris), and 1000 m² of lawn accessible to the public. It also contains a wooden playground for children, ping-pong tables and an open-air theatre. At the top of the park lies the Maison de l'Air, a small museum designed to educate visitors to the importance of fresh air and to the problems of pollution.The park also prides itself on its display of annual flowers. The gardeners prepare the flower beds two years in advance, in tight collaboration with the horticultural center of Rungis. Their compositions have received prizes numerous times at the Concours des Décorations Florales Estivales (Summer Floral Decoration Competition), which takes place each year in September.HistoryIn the Middle Ages, numerous religious communities acquired plots of land on the hill. They cleared fields, planted grape vines, and tapped numerous springs. Taverns and guinguettes competed for places there from the fourteenth to eighteenth century.
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  • This small park in the suburb of Belleville has a nice feel and after climbing to the top it has a great view of Paris. It was a little hazy on my visit today but still interesting. 
  • Undeniably one of the most beautiful points of view on Paris, this finally small enough Park is very fun to do. There are works of street art friendly, beautiful lawns, as well as a small stream.
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  • Lovely, peaceful park. We were there on a Sunday morning, watching people learn Tai chi. Head right up to the top where there is a fantastic panoramic view of Paris (and a friendly bakery!) 
  • This park is very close from the metro stations pyrenees and couronnes from the two opposite ends. The pyrenees side of the park is the top of the hill from where you can see almost all the attractions in the city including the Eiffel tower, Sacre Coeur, etc. There is a small restaurant on the top of the hill very close to the parc gate which gives a spectacular view of the city. The parc is full of greenery and one can enjoy the splendid afternoons walking in here and picnicking in the park. It is also close to the Pere Lachaise cemetery, so after a long walk in there one can spend some quality time in the park.
  • Don't go on a rainy day! The low clouds may inhibit the sights, making the visit almost worthless. The park looked a bit abandoned with fountains out of order and garbage everywhere. Just worth the trip on a sunny day and for a while
  • Awesome view on Paris from the top terrasse. Nice clean park.
  • Lovely, clean park. Fun to climb the stairs for a morning workout. Some people were doing yoga and stretching at the top, while enjoying views of the city. You can see the Eiffel Tower on a clear day! Note: it doesn't open until 8am.
  • Not tourist place and so many locals here. Great view of the city
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