The Square des Batignolles, which covers 16,615 square metres of land, is the largest green space in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Designed in the naturalistic English-garden style, it lies in the district of Batignolles, near the new Parc Clichy-Batignolles.Take a look at our Paris trip itinerary maker website to schedule your visit to Square des Batignolles and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
The origin of the name "Batignolles" may be the Latin word, "batillus", meaning "mill", or, it may be derived from the Provençal word "bastidiole", meaning "small farmhouse".
Until the early nineteenth century, the area was largely deserted countryside with a few scattered farms. The square was established under the Second Empire, at the request of Baron Haussmann, who fulfilled the desire of Napoleon III to establish several English-style gardens in the capital. Napoleon III had acquired a taste for the English garden during his exile in England, prior to 1848.
The Square des Batignolles was created by Jean-Charles Alphand, assisted by the engineer, Jean Darcel, the architect, Gabriel Davioud, and the horticulturist, Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps, on a tract of land that had been described as "a vast wasteland". This was the same team that had been assembled to design and execute the Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris.
In 1860, Napoleon III annexed the district of Batignolles to Paris. In 1862, Jean-Charles Alphand designed and created the Square des Batignolles. Alphand was the engineer for most of the parks built at this time, including the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Parc Montsouris, and others.
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In our opinion, one just can't explore the quartier (neighborhood) des Batignolles without visiting the square des Batignolles, which is a smallish park designed and fully inaugurated during the... more »
We spent a nice morning strolling and shopping in Batignolles, which has two nice parks and a good variety of high-end specialty clothing and other shops. more »
This is a true gem! Right in the centre of Paris, a real garden in hidden. Full of colourful flowers, ducks and greenery. You can sit on the grass or event play games. For kids there is also a lovely go-around. Close to cafes and the RER station. Worth a few moments of your time - since it is quite small, if you're in a hurry it won't take you more than 10 minutes to walk through it. Really nice discovery.
Nice place for a walk or simply to sit and enjoy the environment. It has some huge, awesomely beautiful trees, as well as streams and rocks.
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