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Park Saint-Cloud is one of the most beloved parks by Parisians. It is located in a suburban area bearing the same name.
On the site of this park in the 16th century there was a castle of the same name. Over the decades of wars and struggles for power, these lands passed from one noble family to another. And only by the end of the 18th century, the park began to take on the features that can be seen today. Louis XVI bought these lands and the castle for Marie Antoinette. On her initiative, both the castle itself and the park area were changed. The castle disappeared in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian war. Prussian artillery fired at the entire territory of the castle and it was no longer subject to restoration. Nothing remained of the palace where Napoleon was crowned by 1892.
The restoration of the park began only in the 20th century.
Today the park is a large garden, laid out in the best French traditions. There are many flower beds, austere geometric greenhouses, about a dozen fountains and many shady and open alleys.
The park is free to enter if you get to it on foot from the metro station. Parking for vehicles is available. But its cost is quite impressive.
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Topic: Parc Saint-Cloud in France, Paris resort.