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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 park is very rundown and overran with stray cats. After the beautiful Parc des Buttes-Chaumont this is an utter disappointment. 
  • From the lookout, best view of Paris from Montmartre, and without tourists and pickpockets!
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  • There's a great perspective on Paris, when you stand on Belvérdère de Bellville and look over the city.
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  • I'm sure it's a lovely place for locals, but as a tourist, do not come here. The plant life seems well tended, I saw workers tending to it in fact. But the fountains are largely broken and it frankly smells of standing water in a very bad sort of way. It has a reasonable view but that's the only endorsement I can offer, and better views can be had elsewhere.
  • A small Park in Paris with is quite average. The best part is the top during summer and the waterfall when the weather become too warm. If you just happen to be in Paris for a week, it's not worst thinking about coming here. But I'd you just come to eat a sandwich it's fine. For children there is a big and really fun amusement park which is free.
  • Nice view of the Eiffel Tower when you're on the belvedere. People are reunite on weekend's night to drink 💆
  • 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
  • One of the best views over Paris.