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Location address: 19ème Arrondissement Paris
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The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (pronounced: [paʁk de byt ʃomɔ̃]) is a public park situated in northeast of Paris, in the 19th arrondissement. Occupying 24.7 hectares, it is the fifth-largest park in Paris, after the Bois de Vincennes, the Bois de Boulogne, the Parc de la Villette, and the Tuileries Garden. It was opened in 1867, late in the regime of Emperor Napoleon III, and was built by Jean-Charles Alphand, who created all the major parks of Napoleon III. The park has 5.5 kilometers of roads and 2.2 kilometres of paths. The most famous feature of the park is the Temple de la Sibylle, inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy, perched at the top of a cliff thirty metres above the waters of the artificial lake.
The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is a public garden. It is not well known, but it is worth a visit. When established in 1867, the park was envisioned by Napoleon III as a garden showcase. The park was developed as part of plans for the remodeling of Paris directed by Baron Haussmann.