The park was developed by Baron Haussmann and Engineer Jean-Charles Alphand. After 4 years of construction, it was opened as part of the festivities of the Universal Exhibition in 1867.
The park is one of the largest in Paris and is a favourite of Parisians who flock to the grassy slopes to relax, picnic and stroll through the 5 kilometers of paths found in the park.
It includes several cliffs, bridges, a grotto which encloses a waterfall, a lake, and several English and Chinese gardens. It boasts many varieties of indigenous and exotic trees (many of which are Asian species).
Located near the metro stations: Buttes Chaumont, Laumière or Botzaris.