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In which park to relax in Paris?

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True lungs of the capital, the parks and gardens of Paris are renowned for their charm and their particular character: the great gardens of the Tuileries compete with the famous sailing basins of the Buttes-Chaumont... Smaller but just as pleasant, the Monceau and Montsouris park are also to be tested, just like the famous green flow. Green spaces that turn out to be the perfect spots to take refuge during heat waves…

The Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden stretches from the Palais du Louvre to the Place de la Concorde and is bordered all the way to the north by the Rue de Rivoli, the Place des Pyramides and to the south by the Seine. Built in 1806, the Arc du Carrousel marks the entrance to the Tuileries. Thanks to the green chairs provided, you can rest near the large pools or large lawns, in the shade of the trees. Every year in summer, the Tuileries Garden hosts its funfair, which attracts many people, especially families.

Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris.

The garden of the Royal Palace

A few steps from the Louvre Museum is the sumptuous Jardin du Palais Royal. Little known to tourists who prefer the Tuileries Garden, it is surrounded by several government and cultural buildings: Constitutional Council, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Comédie Française, Théâtre du Palais-Royal... A real haven of peace, if nice on sunny days.

2 Montpensier Gallery, 75001 Paris.

The National Archives garden

Hidden in the Marais district, inside the Hôtel de Soubise, the Jardins des Archives Nationales have been open to the public since 2011. These are magnificent green spaces made up of gardens formerly owned by various mansions: the hotels in Rohan, Assy, Breteuil, Fontenoy and Jaucourt. An exceptional address that can be visited every day with free access.

87 Street Old Temple, 75003 Paris.

The Luxembourg Garden

Created in 1612 at the request of Marie de Médicis to accompany the Luxembourg Palace, the Luxembourg Garden extends over 23 hectares decorated with flowerbeds and sculptures. A favorite spot for Parisians and tourists alike, it hosts all kinds of sporting activities, from tennis to basketball and martial arts. Children enjoy the playgrounds, pony rides and puppet theatre.

75006 Paris

The Garden of the Great Explorers

Built at the end of the 6th century as an extension of the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs is a pleasant green space also enthroned in the XNUMXth arrondissement of Paris. If you are looking for a pretty garden on a human scale but with a more intimate atmosphere, this is the one for you. We like: its magnificent Fontaine Carpeaux which, on its own, is worth the detour.

Avenue de l'Observatoire, 75006 Paris.

The medieval garden of Cluny

Between the Latin Quarter and the Sorbonne nestles the Medieval Garden of Cluny. Good news for parents, this pleasant little park is kids-friendly! Divided into two large parts, you will first discover a "classic" space dedicated to rest and games for children. The second is more interesting to visit. At the bottom of the garden hides a medieval garden which draws its inspiration from the collections of the Museum of the Middle Ages, housed in the superb Hôtel de Cluny which faces the garden.

6 Place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris.

Monceau park

Recognizable by the famous Rotonde de Ledoux at its entrance, Parc Monceau is a delight for western Parisians who go there for picnics as well as for jogging. Note that at the southern entrance to the park is the Cernuschi Museum, a Paris city museum specializing in the art and archeology of ancient China.

35 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris.

Garden plants

The botanical garden belongs to the National Museum of Natural History, which covers several specialized areas. It is composed of a rose garden (which includes 170 varieties of European roses), three greenhouses, a menagerie and an alpine garden… One thing is certain, lovers of flora, you will be amazed!

57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris.

Le Montsouris Park

Located in the very south of the city, Parc Montsouris is one of the largest green spaces in the capital. An English garden commissioned by Napoleon III, it includes an artificial lake of one hectare. Waterfalls, caves, lawns and groves of trees complete this set.

2 Rue Gazan, 75014 Paris.

Buttes Chaumont Park

A veritable green lung of the city, all the Parisian fauna of the east meet there to drink beers, enjoy the sun or hang out at Rosa Bonheur and the Pavillon Puebla. As soon as the fine weather arrives, you will be able to see a horde of Parisians rushing to the hills of the park to sunbathe... An activity made possible thanks to the freshness of this green setting.

1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris.

Boulogne wood

Bois de Boulogne

Former hunting ground of the kings of France, the Bois de Boulogne is today a great place of relaxation appreciated by tourists and joggers alike. Located in the west of Paris, it is home to many green spaces, two lakes, waterfalls, streams... The Bois de Boulogne hosts multiple activities such as pony rides, fishing, boat trips. It is also very close to the Auteuil and Longchamp racecourses.

Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris

The Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes

A remnant of the ancient forest belt that surrounded Lutèce, the Bois de Vincennes is the largest green space in Paris. Covering an area of ​​995 hectares, mainly wooded, it offers a wide range of landscapes and atmospheres to discover during family walks. Three sports circuits allow you to train outdoors while many activities allow children to have fun.

Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris.

The Field of Mars

Champs de Mars

Located between the Eiffel Tower and the Military School, the Champ de Mars extends over more than 24 hectares. A favorite spot for families who come to enjoy the kindergartens, the bandstand and the famous Guignol theatre, this public garden allows you to have a quiet picnic as well as take part in various gatherings... while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Iron Lady.

2 Allee Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris.

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