Les Batignolles

A short walk to discover the Batignolles district in Paris

The Batignolles district is located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. It is undergoing a major transformation, the old SNCF tracks have been replaced by many apartment buildings with very contemporary architecture. This very peaceful district which looked like a small village is being transformed very quickly. This can be seen by walking through the Square des Batignolles and then continuing to the new Martin-Luther-King Park. The Batignolles district is not part of the historical Paris that tourists visit, but it is still worth a visit.

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Duration: 2 h.

The Batignolles district

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The Batignolles district

The village

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The village
To get to Batignolles you can take line 13 and get off at the "Brochant" station, then head towards the square of Batignolles, the streets are lively with restaurants and bars.

The church of Sainte-Marie des Batignolles

The church of Sainte-Marie des Batignolles

The water feature in the Square des Batignolles

The water feature in the Square des Batignolles
The square was created in 1862, it is one of those parks created during the renovation of Paris by Haussmann.

The square of Batignolles

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The square of Batignolles
The park is small but it is very pleasant with its small river. People relax on the lawns in summer.

Martin Luther King Park

Martin Luther King Park
The atmosphere changes when you leave the square des Batignolles to go to the Parc Martin-Luther-King or Parc Clichy-Batignolles. The park is much more modern.

Buildings around Martin Luther King Park

Buildings around Martin Luther King Park
Many buildings around the park with a very contemporary architecture.

The Clichy-Batignolles park

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The Clichy-Batignolles park
The park is entirely surrounded by recent buildings, the district is in full mutation. If you are looking for the Paris of postcards with old buildings this district is not for you.

Misters in the Batignolles park

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Misters in the Batignolles park
This is the place to come when it's too hot.

The ecological space

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The ecological space
As in all modern parks the designers try to build the most natural areas possible.

The sparkling water fountain

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The sparkling water fountain
It's a strange idea but in the Martin-Luther-King park you can find one of the many fountains of sparkling water in Paris.
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