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AU041 Albert Kahn gardens: an amazing and magical place

  • 04 Jun 2013
  • 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
  • meet at 2.00 PM at 4, rue du Port 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt Métro: Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud ligne 10.
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Tuesday, June 4

Located in Boulogne Billancourt, the Albert Kahn gardens show the different aspects of the art of gardening in the early 20th century.
Albert Kahn, a wealthy banker (1860-1940) dedicated his fortune to various foundations which encouraged respect and peaceful relations among different peoples and nations. He was fascinated by foreign cultures.
Today, in his garden at Boulogne, you can stroll through the four-hectare horticultural models that originate from various countries: a Japanese section, a formal French garden, an English garden, a Blue Atlas cedar and Colorado spruce forest and lastly, a reproduction of the Vosges Mountains.
These gardens, painstakingly restored and maintained in the spirit of their creator, not only show different aspects of gardening in the early 20th century, but also demonstrate Kahn’s ideal of cultural diversity.
Let our guide show you one of the less well known sights in the center of Paris: the magical world of Albert Kahn.

Instructor: Lucile Stellakis became a guide following her studies in art history at Ecole du Louvre. She has presented both exhibitions and monuments covering subjects including the history of Paris, districts, monuments and works of art. She is a permanent guide at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum.
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