Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
1113 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
There are a lot of hills and stairs, which is not very common in Paris. When you go up, it can be quite difficult, but when you go down, it’s quite nice! I go up and down, up and down—it’s fun! I usually start at the Colonel Fabien metro and run up rue Mathurin Moreau toward the park, then run clockwise. One lap is 2K. The view of Paris is really nice at the top near rue Botzaris, so it’s a great place to end a run. There are benches to use for leg extensions while looking out over Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur and all the Parisian rooftops. And the Buttes Chaumont metro is right there for your return home.
Tips from locals
The park takes its name from the bare hill (chauve-mont) that once occupied this site. It became a place where gypsum was mined, and where the limestone was quarried to be used in buildings in Paris and the US. Worse, though, was that the site also became a dumping ground for sewage, even horse…
Where everyone go when it's hot outside. It's actually very worth a visit (visit the cave!) and very close the flat.
10 min walk and you would have access to the most important park in the north of the city. The Buttes-Chaumont Park is green, with a vue and good restaurants. Perfect for sunrises and sunsets!
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