Monday, 4 May 2015

LE PARC DES BUTTES-CHAUMONT


As the city of Paris grew, it began to encompass some of the unsightly features that had once been beyond its boundaries.

Le Parc des Buttes-Chaumont was originally a quarry as well as the site for the gallows!  Later it became a garbage dump.

In the 1860s Baron Haussmann ensured that the site was converted into something much more attractive - a park with waterfalls, a forest, lake, suspension bridge and a Roman style temple on the tallest hilltop.

OJ 



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