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 It is undergoing a major transformation, the old SNCF tracks have been replaced by numerous residential buildings with very contemporary architecture. This very peaceful area, which used to look like a small village, is being transformed very quickly. You can see it by walking in the square of 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 you have to go to the square of Batignolles, the streets are animated with restaurants and bars.

The church of Sainte-Marie des Batignolles

The church of Sainte-Marie des Batignolles

The pond in the square of Batignolles

The pond in the square of Batignolles
The square was created in 1862, it is part 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
We change atmosphere by leaving the square of Batignolles to go to the Martin-Luther-King Park or Clichy-Batignolles Park. 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
You can find one of the many sparkling water fountains in Paris. You need a small plant to add carbon dioxide to the water, not very environmentally friendly.
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