Albert Kahn - Jardin japonais

Albert Kahn Museum gardens

A few kilometres from Paris, on the banks of the Seine, nestles an almost hidden paradise where the cultures of the world meet. Lose yourself in the gardens of the Albert Kahn Museum.
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Description

The 4 hectares of gardens at the Albert Kahn Museum in Boulogne-Billancourt to the west of Paris are an extension of their creator, reflecting the diversity of cultures around the world. A banker by trade, Albert Kahn was above all a man of peace and philanthropist whose constant preoccupation was bringing people together and raising awareness of other ways of life. These gardens, a testament to plant-based art, invite you on a journey, taking you from west to east in just a few steps.

The English gardens, French formal gardens and the rose garden are laid out as “garden scenes” typical of the 19th century. The Japanese garden consists of two lodges straight from the Land of the Rising Sun. Colour also plays an important role in these spaces, in the three “ornamental woods”, where the blue of the cedars sits alongside the pink of the rhododendrons, and the white of the birch trunks contrasts with the green of the silver fir.

The refurbished gardens are open to the public. Although the original gardens have been preserved, a new experience is on offer once night falls with 450 spotlights illuminating the paths. In 2021, you will be able to admire the whole site when the museum reopens its doors to the public.

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Access and contact

10-14 rue du Port
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

    Days and opening hours

    Warning, this place is temporarily closed

    Services

    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Guided tours

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    Spoken languages

    • French

    Single mean time tour

    60 mins

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
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