This beautiful Parisian square, located on a hill, overlooks the neighbouring boroughs and offers a splendid view of the North-East of Paris.
Enjoy strolling through its pathways, a play area for kids, ping-pong tables, spacious lawns and luxurious and well-looked after plants and vegetation. In summer the Park Butte du Chapeau Rouge is particularly pleasant with its shaded areas and drinking water fountains. Toilets are available.
The park is enclosed and has several entrances. Be careful: dogs are not allowed with or without a lead. The park is accessible by tramway T3b stop Buttes du Chapeau-Rouge or Hôpital Robert Debré. Opening hours depend on season (check the Paris townhall website before going).
Each year, the park de la Butte du Chapeau-Rouge hosts the free short movie and film festival – Silhouette.
Just like the Park des Buttes-Chaumont close by, the park is located on former gypsum quarries. The site is also known for having witnessed Jaurès' speech before the gardens were developed.
Its architecture, designed by Léon Azéma, is of the neo-classical design typical of the 30's: steps, pathways, statues, shelters, water fountains adding to the charm of this park. Its main fountain representing Eve was designed by Raymond Couvègnes and Deux femmes et un enfant (1938) by Pierre Traverse.
Here you can admire several remarkable trees such as the Sophora japonica pendula, or the tree of a forty ecus – Ginkgo Biloba, thus called for the first person to buy the tree paid this Price! It is a prehistoric tree from the Far East, with fan-shaped leaves and edible almonds.