Square Bela Bartok in Paris
The Square Bela Bartok is a pretty garden in Paris with undulating curves and a beautiful landscaped garden that has a bronze statue and an unusual modern style water fountain.
About Square Bela Bartok
The Square Bela Bartok was first laid out in 1981 and pays tribute to the Hungarian composer of the same name, and this landscaped garden in Paris is a tranquil place to relax, which is almost hidden in between some highrise buildings.
When you venture into the garden you will quickly discover the rolling and undulating curves of the flower beds, paths and greenery, which makes this a pretty park area that is located close to the River Seine, and you can discover numerous different species of flowers, plants and trees including rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and magnolias, plus there is even a bamboo.
There are lots of different fountains in Paris that you can discover, and many of then are now classified as historical monuments, however as you can see from our pictures of Square Bela Bartok, it has a very modern abstract water fountain, that is made of metal, which rests on a mosaic base, and this was designed and sculpted by Jean-Yves Le Chevallier in 1981 for when the garden was first laid out.
However, only a year later, as you will be able to read on the plaque, which is located at the entrance to this square, the city of Budapest donated a bronze statue in 1982 of Bela Bartok, to commemorate the life and works of this Hungarian composer and pianist, and this was sculpted by Imre Varga and was provided as a gift to Paris to complement the garden even further.
Visiting Square Bela Bartok
The Square Bela Bartok is stuated in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris, and located by the Quai de Grenelle amongst different high rise buildings, it is an ideal place to sit and relax amongst all the greenery.
This square in Paris is also located very close to the River Seine, the Pont de Bir-Hakeim Bridge and the Ile aux Cygnes island, and hence can be reached easily via the Metro stop called the Bir-Hakeim on line 6.
You will find that the Square Bela Bartok is open 24 hours a day, however, we would like to point out that there are certain things which are prohibited such as playing football, dog walking and, as you would expect, picking flowers. Unfortunately though, it is also not completely accessible to those that are disabled due to the landscaping of this garden, but if you can, it is well worth a visit.