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...Discovered a "Hidden" Water Feature

Sunday, August 22, 2004; Page C02

. . . found one of the Washington area's "hidden" water features. Next time you are strolling in Alexandria and you feel the need to find a tranquil spot for a bit of rest, head to Promenade Classique, a small public park at the northern tip of Old Town. With the Potomac at your right and neoclassical sculptural elements by French sculptors Anne and Patrick Poirier among waterfalls and pools, the park offers a respite from the bustle of the commercial district and Washington life.

The Promenade Classique in Alexandria gives refuge from a busy day. (Matt Sheehan -- The Washington Post)

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Promenade Classique is nestled at the base of First Street along the Potomac River in Alexandria, about a mile north of King Street. The park is surrounded by the buildings of the TransPotomac Canal Center office park and is also accessible from the Mount Vernon Trail.

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