Parc de Bagatelle, Paris

4.6
#16 of 143 in Parks in Paris
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. Plan to visit Parc de Bagatelle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paris attractions using our Paris trip maker tool .
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  • Try to schedule your visit for when the roses are in bloom and at their height, which I think is the month of June. We were a little early, but it's still lovely. A bit hard to get to by public transi...  more »
  • I went without conviction in this wonderful park but I had to think again... you get off the bus and in 5 minutes of walking you reach it... immediately there is a slightly wilder part where whole families were having a tidy and clean picnic... then, with 2.50 euros you enter the actual park and there,you think you are finished in a matter of minutes, in a tropical country.... peacocks, streams, ponds, bridges, ducks, centuries-old trees and the endless sound of birds. .all clean... a movie atmosphere... you pinch yourself to make sure you're still alive... something like that? minutes from a metropolis? you can hardly believe it... then at a corner a small bar pops up where you can stop for a coke... then you go to the rose garden and there is the apotheosis of beauty... In short, another gem in this gem of the city
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  • This park is very beautiful. It's not as crowded as some of the parks and the woods provide nice shade on a warm day. The peacocks that wonder around the property provide a lot of entertainment as well. Make sure to check out the Rose garden if you go.
  • The botanical park in Bagatelle is extraordinarily beautiful. It is very well maintained and although you do spot some lovely birds too, the flora of the park is breathtaking. There's also some small ruined-cave-like structures that make for extremely calm and lovely places - good for both photos and short escapes from the hectic reality. It's also a great place for a picnic amidst nature; we had a few nibbles while some peacocks were walking past us. I'd love to visit this parc again with some more time at hand.
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