Jardin Atlantique

The Jardin Atlantique is a public green space in Paris over the tracks of the station Montparnasse (French: Gare Montparnasse) in the 15th arrondissement. It covers an area of ​​3.5 hectares.


The Überplattung the tracks and platforms of the 1960s, the newly built railway station and the creation in 1994 of a green oasis in the midst of highly compressed obstruction is the product of decades of continuing discussions. As early as 1932 in a modernization plan for the Paris train stations, a new building of the Gare Montparnasse was provided. Here, the station should be created easily moved out of town and an approximately three -acre park for the poor green adjacent neighborhoods. 1957 gave the French state railway SNCF commissioned a study in order to finance new railway station building and park by a U-shaped Büroumbauung. This was realized in the 1960s, came to the Built in 1972, 210 m high, controversial office tower, the Tour Montparnasse. The expansion of the promised garden was against it coming. Only the reconstruction of the station for the TGV brought the park opened in 1994, but not with three meters thick Erdauflage, as requested by the Paris city gardeners, but much weaker. Tree plantings were possible only in a few places, this had to be accepted 138 technical reasons openings with 2500m ² area, which was partially hides a stage set by concealing jewelry items. Essentially it is today to a large meadow area, crossed by an alley that leads to the ( currently being disabled ) " Fountain of Hesperideninsel ". The vegetation of the garden is based on that of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America. A children's playground, table tennis tables and tennis courts are available for play and sports. As a landscape architect acted François Brun and Michel Pena.