Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

One of the places we visited this time round was new to us - Parc des Buttes Chaumont.
It was the worst weather we had - you can see it was grey and cloudy, but we were lucky not to have much rain at all. It was very windy, though - and in the belvedere up at the tip of the island we really felt it. The camera felt it too! It was great to get those unusual eye-level views of Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur, but I had to brace the camera against one of the pillars as I was being buffeted around so much. We'll definitely visit here again on a sunny day.
As a bonus, there was an exhibition of lovely bird photos along the railings in one area of the park.
There are several gates all with identical gate lodges, and it felt like a long walk round the perimeter before we found the gate that we had entered by.

It has to be said that while that article in Wikipedia says there are several restaurants, not one of them was open in early June. Some signs of life, maybe gearing up towards an opening a little later on in the summer perhaps. Plenty of school kids and teens, too.


  1. What a gorgeous waterfall. Interesting fence too. You have introduced me, yet again, to another new word - belvedere. Don't you just hate it when that "third" person is oblivious to your need for an unobstructed view ;-)

  2. Sabrina, your pictures are awesome. Wonderful stuff that I need to put on my bucket list.