The Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge formerly known as the Square de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge, is a public park in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, which was created in 1939. It is an example of 1930s modernist park design, and contains a fountain and works of sculpture from the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937) held at the Trocadéro.Arrange to visit Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge and other attractions in Paris using our Paris online holiday planner .
The park is located between the Boulevard d'Algérie, Boulevard Sérurier, and avenue Debidour. The nearest Metro station is Pré-Saint-Gervais.
The Parc was built on a wide strip of land around the edge of the city which had been set aside as a military zone in the 1840s. Some Paris architects and planners had called for transforming the entire zone around the city into a continuous park, but that plan was abandoned and only a small amount of the zone was dedicated to green space.
The new park was designed by the architect Léon Azéma, a classically trained architect who had won the Prix de Rome in 1921, along with his colleagues Jacques Carlu and Louis-Hippolyte Boileau, who had all worked together on the hillside and fountains of Palais de Chaillot for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937).
The park marked a major departure for the garden designs of Paris. Since 1855, all the new parks and gardens of Paris had been designed or re-designed by Jean-Charles Alphand, the first chief of Paris Promenades and Plantations under Emperor Napoleon III from 1855 until 1870, and then Director of Public Works of Paris from 1871 until his death in 1891, or by the pupils of Alphand, and they all followed the same basic picturesque style, with groves of trees, flowerbeds, winding paths, kiosks, and follies. Azéma's style was more classical, with wide open lawns highlighting works of sculpture, and the groves of trees serving mainly as a background. He used the park to showcase several works of modern sculpture.
Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge Reviews
Un parc à l'image de celui des Buttes Chaumont, en miniature... Réservé pour ceux qui ont envie de découvrir un Paris calme et secret. Des arbres et une végétation exceptionnelles et, ne pas trop dévo... more »A park in the image of that of buttes Chaumont, in miniature... Reserved for those who want to discover a quiet and secret Paris. Exceptional trees and vegetation and, do not reveal too much its secrets otherwise the whole Paris would invade it ...
Un parc beaucoup moins connu que celui des buttes chaumont ou que celui de Belleville mais qui gagne à être visité. Très belle vue sur la capitale, et quiétude assurée . Un joli moment passé ici more »A park much less well known than that of buttes chaumont or Belleville but that deserves to be visited. Very nice view on the capital, and ensured peace. A nice time spent here
Discovered a hidden gem. It’s a beautiful park with beautiful foliage. It’s kept very clean. The best part is that it’s not at all crowed and I hope it stays that way.
Places to stay near Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge
Plan your trip to Paris
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
View all >
View all >©©©
Duration: 2h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Hidden gems in Paris
Nearby attractions in Paris
Plans to Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge by other users
41 days in Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Paris BY A USER FROM ANGOLA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Paris BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Paris BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 37 days in Bordeaux, Paris & Hanoi BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, teens, kids, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium