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Domaine Departemental de Sceaux, Sceaux

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You will find Domaine Departemental de Sceaux in front of the Château de Sceaux, a grand country house that now houses an art museum. Landscape architect André Le Nôtre, Louis XIV's chief gardener, laid out the park. It once included terraced gardens, canals, an orangery, and a stone cascade that flows into an octagonal basin. During the French Revolution, the state confiscated the property and sold it. The new owner destroyed the original château and grew crops in the famed ornamental gardens. During Napoleon's reign, different owners restored the park to its original glory and built a smaller home on the site. Today, the park is open to the public. A visit to Domaine Departemental de Sceaux represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sceaux trip itinerary builder website to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a lovely chateau on the outskirts of Paris, with huge grounds. The main building houses a small but interesting museum: I loved the ceramics and porcelain on display, and the entrance fee was....  more
    This is a lovely chateau on the outskirts of Paris, with huge grounds. The main building houses a small but interesting museum: I loved the ceramics and porcelain on display, and the entrance fee was....  more »
  • This public park used to belong to Colbert, one of Louis XIV's main Ministers, and was designed by Andre Le Notre, the landscaper for the Versailles gardens. This explains why the Parc de Sceaux is a....  more
    This public park used to belong to Colbert, one of Louis XIV's main Ministers, and was designed by Andre Le Notre, the landscaper for the Versailles gardens. This explains why the Parc de Sceaux is a....  more »
  • No doubt, it is a beautiful green parc. The domain is very good for running, walking, as well as outdoors activities with or without children. There are playgrounds for toddlers and children. We go....  more
    No doubt, it is a beautiful green parc. The domain is very good for running, walking, as well as outdoors activities with or without children. There are playgrounds for toddlers and children. We go....  more »
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  • Just majestic site! Great for walk, relax and escape from the busy Paris. Escape from reality as well, because it makes you feel in different time space or like in a movie decor. Huge and beautiful!
  • Beautiful park with a great many different areas, to make everybody happy: water ponds, waterfalls, shaded groves, vast lawn… The place I found most gorgeous was the « Bosquet Nord » (northern grove), boasting hundreds of cherry blossom trees. Wonderful at this time of year.
  • A very underrated, huge, uncrowded and calm park. Excellent for doing sport (running or Yoga for example) or to simply relax. I obviously recommend visiting this beautiful place, especially if you’re in southern Paris (near Sceaux basically)...
  • If you're in Paris and looking for a place to relax or get in some physical activity, this park is a top choice. With its vast size and beautiful surroundings, it's the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll or engage in some sports, this park has something for everyone. I highly recommend a visit to this park to anyone looking for a peaceful and enjoyable experience in Paris ➡️ Follow Instagram: @yalsee96
  • Beautiful site! Find it more and more beautiful in each season. Great for walk, relax and escape from the busy Paris. Feel the peace around the place. As beautiful as it could be you are watching a movie. Huge and beautiful!

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