Alphand’s Gardens and Bourgeois Neighborhoods Walking Tour
AAWE member, Rosemary Cheylus led this visit to Parc Monceau, seeing it through the eyes of the new bourgeois. The group walked through their luxurious Second Empire neighborhoods in the newly developed 17eme arrondissement catching glimpses of the past, the housing plans, the gracious boulevards, and saw the visual luxury that was intended. What is the message intended for the viewer in this style of garden and in Haussman’s new neighborhoods? The group learned about Alphand’s Gardens, and what makes them enjoyable and unique.
Starting point: Place du Général Brocard and Avenue Van Dyck, 75008. Ending point: Place de la République Dominicaine and Boulevard de Courcelles 75017.