All posts filed under: 16th arrondissement

The 16th arrondissement is one of my favourites in the city. Often compared to the Upper East Side of New York, the 16th arrondissement is a very affluent area. Here you’ll find Place du Trocadéro and the Place d’Iéna. If a fan of modern art, head over to the Palais de Tokyo for a collection of great modern work. The 16th arrondissement also includes several sporting venues including the world-famous Roland Garros used during the French Open, and the Parc des Princes where Paris Saint-Germain football club play. You’ll also find the wonderful Bois de Boulogne, which is a great place to visit.

The Orangerie, Parc de Bagetelle, Paris, Promenades, Park Paris

Parc de Bagatelle, Paris

The Bois de Boulogne has a little secret, one that many people do not know about. It’s the Parc de Bagatelle, located to the left of the park near the River Seine. This fantastic park is one of the city’s four botanical gardens, and should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Paris. Within the park, there are numerous things to see and you could easily pass a few hours exploring all the different parts of the park. The expansive landscape of the Parc de Bagatelle is predominately designed in a mix of Anglo-Chinese style. As you wander around the park, you will also stumble upon some hidden gems; including several artificial caves and cascades to look from, grottoes to explore and ponds with water lilies. Oh, and you’ll also notice the beautiful Peacocks who roam freely around the park. If you don’t see them in person, I’m sure you’ll come across one or two of their feathers lying around! The Parc de Bagatelle is also home to a small neoclassical Château …