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Albert Khan a billionaire utopist wanted a garden that could embodies universal peace. He was convinced that a knowledge of foreign societies encourages respect and peaceful relations among peoples. That’s why he built this unique peaceful haven, a 4-ha garden inspired by many civilizations, where he lived for a while, in the late 1800s. The park was later restored in 1986.

And the zen atmosphere in this dreamy garden is what you come look for here. A stroll away from reality, in a total Japanese land, a country the banker loved.

A walk away from the crowds

What are you going to find there? A Japanese tea house, a forest, a river symbolizing life from birth to death whose water noise is apaisante, a British cottage, shadows, geometrical flowerbeds, beautiful colors and forms in the trees (and a museum)! A garden that will change appearances depending on the season you visit Paris.

Take a minute to read this and let yourself go before entering the garden…

“Once passed doors of the exhibition gallery, visitors are in the Japanese parts: the old village, filled with temples, lanterns, stone paths edged, and the contemporary garden, a tribute to Albert Kahn’s life, with azaleas, and streams crossed by stone or timber bridges. Bamboo gates mark the entrance to formal French gardens, on the left, with a greenhouse, orchard, and rose garden, and to English garden, on the right (with green grass, false rock and cottage). Then, a forest of Blue Atlas cedars and Colorado spruces, whose low branches screen a small lily pond surrounded by a wild meadow. After crossing the meadow and passing through a group of slender birches, paths lead to a vast forest of conifers planted on steep, rocky soil, a reproduction of the Vosges Mountains near Kahn birthplace.” More on the official website.

If you’re a Japanese culture fan, a world peace seeker or just looking for a quiet place to walk by yourself and think or with your family and kids, away from the noisy crowds, head to Jardin Albert Kahn.

Information about your visit: Information about 4€ a visit / Free for children under 12 / Free for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month

When? From Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm (7pm from May 1st until September 30th)

Where?
10-14 Rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
Metro: Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud (Line 10)

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