Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge, Paris park

History and description of the Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge

In the 19th century, the Paris park was part of the extensive network of quarries of gypsum, which extended to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
After the First World War, the hill escaped extensive development work, which followed the demolition of the Thiers wall (was the last defensive wall around Paris and was destroyed between 1919 and 1929).

The Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge has an area of 4.7 hectares (47.000 m2) and opened to the public in 1939. It offers a wonderful clear view of the North-east of Paris.
The architecture is a neo-classic style, typical of the 30's, was designed by Leon Azema.

Inside the parrk there are 3 notable sculptures:
At the main entrance standing in a fountain, the statue "Eve" created by Raymond Couvègnes (1938).

A marble sculpture “Both” created by sculptor Eugene Dodeigne (1990)

"Two Women and a Child" created by Pierre Traverse (1938).

Location of the Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge

The parc is located in the XIX arrondissement of Paris.

How to get to the of the Paris park

You can use the Paris metro line 7bis, Pré Saint Gervais station (closest).
You can stop at the Danube station line 7bis, also.

Entrance fee and opening hours

It's a free admission park, the opening hours are 8am during the week, 9am on the weekend.

The Paris park "Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge" map

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