5. PARC GEORGES-BRASSENS
The Georges Brassens Park is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris and is named after the artist who spent most of his life just a few hundred meters from the area. Opened in 1985, the park covers an area of 8.7 hectares of land which houses the eighteenth century vineyard Périchot.
The park’s main entrance is at 2, Place Jacques Marette.
Métro stations: Porte de Vanves (line 13) and Convention (line 12)
4. PARC DES BUTTES CHAUMONT
The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is situated in the northeast of Paris, in the 19th arrondissement. It covers an area of 24.7 hectares, and is the fifth-largest park in Paris. The most famous feature of the park is on the top of a thirty meters cliff, above an artificial lake, and is known as the Temple de la Sibylle, inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy.
Métro: Buttes Chaumont, Laumière or Botzaris.
3. LA COULEE VERTE
La Coulée verte is a development of the space above and next to the tracks of the Atlantic TGV between the Paris périphérique and Massy. The area was originally reserved for the railway line from Paris to Chartres Gallardon, and the extension of the A10 highway from Paris (Porte de Vanves), but was later abandoned. Now La Coulée verte includes: a 14 km bike path, play areas for children and beautiful walking paths.
The west end can be reached from Bastille by walking 300 m south on Rue de Lyon, then left on Avenue Daumesnil. The staircase entrance is immediately on the left where Avenue Daumesnil enters rue de Lyon.
2. SQUARE DU VERT-GALANT
The Square du Vert-Galant is a square in Paris, located on the western tip of the Ile de la Cité, in the 1st arrondissement. The square covers 2665 meters and is named after Henry IV, nicknamed the « Vert-Galant » because of his many mistresses despite his advanced age.
Métro: Pont Neuf
1. PARC DE BELLEVILLE
Métro: Pyrénées, Couronnes or Belleville.
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