A walk in the Parc Georges Brassens
Published on 15 September 2019 in Visit Paris
Contrary to a strangely persistent belief, Paris has plenty of green spaces, most of which are brimming with charm and character. Today, the Platine Hotel team would like to bring one of them to your attention. It’s off the beaten track and away from the tourist trail; the Parc Georges Brassens.
The Parc Georges Brassens; a district and a story
Georges Brassens (1921–1981), the French singer-songwriter and poet, lived close to what is now a beautiful green space of nearly 9 hectares, located near the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, which hosts the city’s largest trade shows each year, such as those devoted to cars and agriculture. This district was once the site of Vaugirard, a village that was absorbed into the urban territory of Paris in 1860. The area where the park has been established was once home to a vineyard and market gardens, but was long occupied by a fish market, horse market and slaughterhouses. Today, it is a haven of peace, with a wonderful ambiance conducive to strolling and relaxation.
Several gardens in one
The Parc Georges Brassens has many attractive facets. Shaded and undulant winding paths offering beautiful routes for joggers, a stream and water features where ducks have made their home, a vineyard, an apiary and an educational garden, and finally a romantic belvedere and a beautiful belfry of the former market building crowns the whole. There is also a playground, a carousel and pony rides for children. In short, the Parc Georges Brassens invites you to enjoy picturesquely verdant surroundings, whether you’re on holiday or taking a break during a trade show!
At the Platine Hotel, we love the spotlight, glamour and fashion, but we also delight in places that have a soul and a personality. Like the singer, the Parc Georges Brassens embodies modesty and generosity...
Photo credit : © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Marc Bertrand
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