Le Parc de Bagatelle; a Paris garden

Photo of Le Parc de Bagatelle in Paris

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.

Visit the Parc de Bagatelle, Paris

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.

Parc de Bagatelle

The park and chateau of Bagatelle were built in just 64 days following a bet between Marie-Antoinette and the Count of Artois.

The park was designed in an ango-chinese style which was very fashionable at the time. It continues 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. A competition started in 1907 and continuing today, each year in June. If you like roses and are in Paris in May, June it really is worth popping along to see the rose gardens.

There is also an iris garden and and a large pond of aquatic plants and water lillies. The park often organises concerts and events during the summer.


Photos of Le Parc de Bagatelle by GIRAUD Patrick and Benchau both  copyright

Le Parc de Bagatelle Garden Guide

The Parc de Bagatelle is open at 9h30 every day and closes 17h00 October. 1 - March 30, and at 20h00 April1 - September 30.

The park is free to enter and if there is a concert or event taking place prices are 6 euros for adults and 3 euros for children.

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 guide.

See also:

Map of Le Parc de Bagatelle and places to visit

Places to visit near Le Parc de Bagatelle

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 Orangerie 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

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