Friday, August 8, 2014

Parc Georges-Brassens

Clock tower of the old market, Parc Georges-Brassens, Paris
Clock tower of the old market, Parc Georges-Brassens
Rue des Morillons, 15e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“Built on the site of the old Abattoirs de Vaugirard, Parc Georges Brassens prefigured the industrial regeneration of Parc André Citroën and La Villette. The gateways, crowned by bronze bulls, have been kept, as have a series of iron meat-market pavilions, which house a second-hand book market at weekends.
The Jardin des Senteurs is planted with aromatic species, and a small vineyard yields 200 bottles of Clos des Morillons every year. The park is named in honour of the legendary French singer, who lived nearby at 42 rue Santos-Dumont.”
(Parc Georges Brassens, Time Out Paris)

3 comments:

Lowell said...

This beautiful photos reminds me vividly as to how much of Paris we missed seeing. The clock tower is gorgeous as are the grounds surrounding it. I'll put this place on our "must see" list for the next time we visit Paris.

cieldequimper said...

It's a lovely park.

Changes in the wind said...

Wonderful!