This ten-acre landscaped park (that’s four hectares) lies between the bourgeois houses of the Tivoli quarter and the high-rise blocks of the Grand-Parc district. It is, in effect, land which has been reclaimed from a bourgeois mansion built in the 19th century, the ruins of which form the centrepiece of the park.
|The mansion in all its glory including, bottom-right, a peek through a gap at the indoor fireplace!|
|The mansion's first owner, |
Baron Alfred de Suze.
|The Maison du jardinier and the Carrés de Cultures gardening plot, |
with the imposing Résidence Tivoli in the background.
|The boîte à lire (in use while I was there), QR codes adding an augmented reality layer |
to the trees in the park, one of the many bird nesting houses and, yes, a squirrel.
Thanks to Catherine Texier for suggesting the subject!