February 20, 2011

Rosa Bonheur and the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris



This is a lovely, off the beaten path salon du thé! Rosa Bonheur is just so cute, quaint, and charming that you just want to pass the day away enjoying the coziness of it! It's a bit odd, in a good way, though... lots of character- definitely MY type of place!

Interesting, unique, a little strange/odd.... original décor!


On this GORGEOUS hot, summer day... it was me, Dawn, Karin, and Aurelia!
I can't believe that Aurelia biked all the way here, way to go!
This place draws in a HUGE crowd!! See.. EVERYONE loves to hang out here on a beautiful day! It's sooo dreamy!




They had to regulate the number of people who came in because there were SOOOO many people! Many waiting in line, too... The place was buzzing....

"The attractions of the Parc des Buttes Chaumont are numerous. The park includes several cliffs and bridges, a grotto that encloses a 20-meter high waterfall, a lake, and several English and Chinese gardens." Wikipedia



"A 63 meter long suspension bridge, renovated in 2009, crosses the lake and allows access to the island. A 22 meter high bridge, known as the "suicide bridge", allows access to the belvedere from the south side of the park." Wikipedia
I LOVE this suspension bridge in the park... This park is amazing.... and so different from the other parks in Paris! To find out more about it HERE (in French) and HERE (in English).


"The most prominent feature is the belvedere of Sybil, which sits atop a 30 meter rocky peak at the top of an island partially surrounded by a lake. The belvedere, added to the park in 1869, is a Corinthian-style monument, modeled after the ancient Roman temple of Sybil in Tivoli, Italy." Wikipedia


8 comments:

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Lovely place and gorgeous pictures!

Norma Iris Vidal said...

Love the whimsical cafe. Woe did u cross the bridge? The monument was so unexpected but is so lovely. Nice pics!

likeschocolate said...

The cafe looks like something out of Disney. The park looks gorgeous!

LindyLouMac said...

Certainly looks an interesting place and worth a visit Leesa.

Markosy said...

Lovely pictures and a fantastic café! Antonio

Leesa said...

Hi Philip..

I hope that when you and Poppy come to visit Paris, you will have a chance to go here!

Likes Choc- I think YOU would LOVE this place! And, yes!! It is TOTALLY like something right out of Disney!!!

Hola Antonio-- New blog for you?! Nice to see you here and have a great day... Glad you liked the pictures and thanks for stopping by...

Hi Norma...

Bienvenido al mi blog!!

Nice to meet you - and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blogs! I hope to see you again -Have a great week!

Leesa

Leesa said...

P.S. Norma...

No, I didn't cross the bridge but I will next time I go there... : )

Leesa said...

Hi LLM,


Yes, it is DEFINITELY worth a visit!!

Have a great week.. Hope it's getting warmer where you are... Leese