Monday, September 5, 2011

Square des batignolles

History and description of the Square des Batignolles

In the beginning of the XIXth century, the hamlet of Batignolles became a nice village when rich merchants built their second homes.

Under Napoleon III, the village of Batignolles was attached to the City of Paris in 1860. In 1862, the Square des Batignolles was created by Alphand.
The Baron haussmann (with a team composed by the engineer Alphand assisted by the architect Davioud, the horticulturist Barillet-Deschamps and the engineer Darcel) was in charged of the building.

The Square is a 16,615 square meters park, it's slightly hilly and it's one of the largest park in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.
It houses:
-Magnificent trees, especially plane trees planted in 1840 and 1880 and a giant sequioa
-A rich flora and fauna...
-A waterfall coming out of the rocks and flowing into a stream and ended on a rounded pond.
-A black stone sculpture of Louis Volvic Monard "Vultures" (1930) in the park:
Creative commons
-A bust of the poet Leon Dierx (1838-1912), by Bony de Lavergne (created in 1932).
-The square offers many activities for children, like the other Paris parks.
-In 1996, a greenhouse was installed in the square located on the side of the Place Charles Fillion.

Location of the square des Batignolles

The Square des Batignolles is located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.

How to get to the square

To go to the square des batignolles, you can use the Paris metro line:
-Line 13 Brochant station (it's the closest).

Entrance fee and opening hours

It's a free admission park.

Square des batignolles map

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