Chateau of Parc de Sceaux

Parc de Sceaux – stunning park 20 min from center of Paris

Parc de Sceaux extends over the territories of the towns of Sceaux and Antony, you can easily go there from Paris
by RER B and it takes only 20 min from Saint Michel.

Chateau of Parc de Sceaux
Chateau of Parc de Sceaux

This park is my favorite place in my neighborhood and, before I broke my ligament in my knee, I used to jog there almost every day. Right behind my house, there is a coulée verte, long, green alley dedicated just for pedestrians and bikes. This alley reaches till Parc de Sceaux which is a bit over 7 km both ways from my place. Sometimes I used to take a car to the park and then start jogging there. There is a lot of space for walking, biking, jogging or just resting with friends or alone.

The view in Parc de Sceaux
Parc de Sceaux with water tanks in the background

The area of the park is 181 hectares: 121 in the municipality of Sceaux, 60 in Antony.

The land of Parc de Sceaux
The land and the fountains of Parc de Sceaux

The park was designed at the end of the seventeenth century on the request of Colbert and his son the Marquis de Seignelay. It has been created by a famous gardener, André Le Nôtre, who designed many other gardens: Vaux- the Vicomte, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Fontainebleau, Versailles, Marly, Saint Cloud, Chantilly and Meudon.

Water in parc de Sceaux
Water in park de Sceaux

The park has symmetrical French gardens design with grand canals, waterfalls and fountains.

Parc de Sceaux
Parc de Sceaux

During the Revolution, the estate was plundered, resold to a farmer, and the castle was destroyed. A new castle was erected from 1856 by his daughter, married to the Duke of Treviso. During the first world war, the property was also destroyed but a restoration began in the 1928 and lasted during many years.

Parc de Sceaux
Parc de Sceaux with the castle in the background

Since 1937, the castle in the Parc de Sceaux has been home to the Museum of Ile de France collections and it was renamed the Musée départementale de Sceaux in 2013.

Parc de Sceaux in winter
Parc de Sceaux in winter

The park is open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset.

The entrance is free of charge.

How to get there:

  • by Rer B station Parc-de-Sceaux, La-Croix-de-Berny, Sceaux.

Each station will lead you to a different part of the park.

Entrances are: avenue du Général-de-Gaulle, avenue le Brun, avenue Le Nôtre.

Check more information on the official website.

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