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Visit Jardin Albert Kahn

The Jardin Albert Kahn is on the West side of Paris in the Boulogne-Billancourt commune.

Explore the Albert Kahn garden

The Jardin Albert Kahn was created by Albert Kahn - an important banker. After the collapse of his bank in 1932 due to the Wall Street crash his property was seized along with his photography collection.

His photography collection is an incredible collection of early colour photographs that he commissioned, sending photographers out throughout the world.

His garden is in the Boulogne-Billancourt commune of the Western Suburbs of Paris. He bought the property in 1893 and began the garden which covers 4 hectares and includes a range of styles including an 'English garden', a 'French-style garden', and perhaps most famously a 'Japanese garden'.

Japanese garden in Jardin Albert Kahn

The Japanese garden includes a 'Japanese village' created from buildings dismantled and reassembled after a visit to Japan. In recent years the garden and the Japanese houses have been painstakingly renovated.

Recently lights have been added to the garden and it is possible at certain times to visit at night and admire the gardens beautifully lit to reveal a different aspect to the gardens.


The Jardin Albert Kahn garden guide

The garden and museum is open every day except Mondays. From 11.00 to 18.00 1st October - 30 April, and from 11.00 to 19.00 1st May - 30 September. The gardens are closed December 25th and January 1st.

A visit to the museum and gardens costs 4 euros for adults and free for under 18s. It is free for all visitors the first Sunday of every month.

This garden is situated to the Boulogne - Billancourt commune in the West of Paris.

Address: Musée departmental Albert Kahn, 14 rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris

Metro stop: Boulogne-Pont de Saint Cloud (ligne 10)

Tram stop: Parc de Saint Cloud (ligne T2). Get off the tram and then cross over to the other side of the Seine river.

Gardens to visit nearby

The Parc de Bagatelle is also on the west side of Paris. It is one of the four parks which together make up the Botanical gardens of Paris.

The neighbouring commune of Rueil-Malmaison is home to the delightful Parc Des Impressionnistes, a 2 acre park packed with plants with flower colours in the style and range of impressionist paintings. There is even a water garden evoking Monet's garden at Giverny.

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

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Jardin Albert Kahn places to visit

Le Parc de Bagatelle

Le Parc de Bagatelle

The Parc de Bagatelle is one of the four gardens that make up Paris' botanical garden

Le Parc de Bagatelle guide
Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau

A large park with an Enlish style informal design

Parc Monceau 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
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