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VO011 Walk: The Buttes Chaumont and Its Typical District

  • 01 Oct 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location TBC later. (nearest Metro: Laumière (Line 5)
  • 12

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Situated in the north-east of Paris, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is one of the largest green-spaces of the capital. Steep and hilly, this landmark was created on quarries which explain its conception and its layout. The garden offers a diversity of sightseeings : caves, rocks, waterfalls, kioks, restaurants not to mention the amazing view from the heights. Nearby is a haven named ‘la mouzaia’, famous for its charming houses bordered with garden, its villas and small streets. Did you know that the district used to be named ‘the American quarry’ as stones were exported to Washington to build the White House ! Join us on this charming walk with our guide Catherine !

About the Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before getting back to art history studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

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