The large Saint Cloud Park overlooks the Seine River. It’s situated slightly outskirts of Paris. The park used to surround a castle. During the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 the castle, occupied by the Prussians, was bombed by the French and severely damaged. It was demolished in 1891. That – royal - castle was built during the 17th century, replacing an older one.
A number of events took place here: A king – Henry III - was killed (in the previous castle). Marie-Antoinette was one of the famous occupants. This is where Napoleon was proclaimed emperor and he made it his favourite residence.
The surrounding park and forest – those days for hunting – still remain and are of easy access for the Parisians. Good for some sports, some picnicking… but there are also a few bars and restaurants around.
The view over Paris already makes the visit worthwhile.I wish you a nice weekend!