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Visit Le Parc de Bagatelle

Le Parc de Bagatelle is in Bois de Boulogne commune on the western outskirts of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne Quarter.

Explore the Parc de Bagatelle

Le Parc de Bagatelle is one of the four gardens which together make up the botanic gardens of Paris. The others are the Parc Floral de Paris, l'Arboretum de l'Ecole Du Breuil et le Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil.

The entrance to the park is through lovely medieval-style gates on the Route de Sevres near Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Parc de Bagatelle

The Chateau of Bagatelle were built in just 64 days following a bet between Marie-Antoinette and her brother-in-law the Count of Artois. The chateau is built in neoclassical style.The initial gardens surrounding the chateau were laid out as formal gardens and then the gardens were expanded and designed in an anglo-chinese style which was very fashionable at the time.

The gardens of the Chateau de Bagatelle continue to be a popular place of relaxation for Parisians and visitors alike.

In 1905 the gardens were redeveloped and collections of horticultural plants were introduced in order to raise public awareness of these plants. Rose gardens were planted and the Roserie de Bagatelle established with a collection which now has 10000 rose plants including 1200 different species, and is home to an annual international competition for new roses.

The competition started in 1907 and continuing today, each year in June. If you like roses and are in Paris in May or June it really is worth popping along to see the rose gardens.


There is also an iris garden, collections of peonies and clematis and and a large pond of aquatic plants and water lillies. Other water features include a waterfall and shallow ponds designed as mirrors of water. There is a cave too and a Chinese pagoda as well as a number of gloriettes, statues and little bridges and so plenty to look out for as you walk around the park.

There are also some peacocks and peahens in the park.

The flowering season in the Parc de Bagatelle starts in spring with spring bulbs and clematis, continues with iris and roses and these lead into the season for pelargoniums, later flowering clematis, asters and chrysanthemums.

The park often organises concerts and events during the summer.

Parc de Bagatelle

Le Parc de Bagatelle Garden Guide

The Parc de Bagatelle is open at 9.30 every day and closes 17.00 October 1 to March 30, and at 20.00 April 1 to September 30.

The park is free to enter and if there is a concert or event taking place these vary in price.

Address: Le Parc de Bagatelle, Allée de Longchamp, Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris.

To get there take the Metro to Pont de Neuilly then bus line 43 or the Metro to Porte Maillot then bus line 244

Gardens to visit nearby

The Jardin Albert Kahn is also on the western side of Paris and has a Japanese style garden plus and English and a French style garden.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Paris guide,

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Map of Le Parc de Bagatelle and places to visit


Le Parc de Bagatelle places to visit

Jardin Albert Kahn

Jardin Albert Kahn

The Albert-Kahn gardens are particularly known for their Japanese garden.

Jardin Albert Kahn guide
Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau

A large park with an Enlish style informal design

Parc Monceau guide
Le Jardin du Luxembourg

Le Jardin du Luxembourg

A large French style garden and an Orangery with Mediterranean plants

Le Jardin du Luxembourg guide
Le Jardin des Plantes

Le Jardin des Plantes

Gardens and greenhouse in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.

Le Jardin des Plantes guide
Parc Floral de Paris

Parc Floral de Paris

One of the four gardens making up the botanic garden of Paris and with large collections of rhododendrons and camillias

Parc Floral de Paris guide
Gardens of the Palace of Versailles

Gardens of the Palace of Versailles

The World-famous gardens of Versaille are simply splendid and are one of the best formal gardens in France.

Gardens of the Palace of Versailles guide