Paris has so many gardens around the city varying in size as well as notoriety. Below we've put together a list of a few of our favorites that we keep coming back to day after day.
Entering from one of the surrounding 17th century stone archways, enclosed within the Palais walls, you feel as if you’ve found a secret garden in the heart of the city, your oasis from the hustle and bustle of Paris d'aujourd'hui, with its majestic tree-lined walkways, bright fountain, and these artistic Colonnes de Buren, you’ll feel immediately transported back in time as French Royalty 🌹
What used to be the home of French Monarchy, including Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, arguably one of the most famous parks in Paris, starting at the Louvre, a palace originally built by Napoléon Bonaparte and reaching all the way to Concorde, Tuileries has green lawns, chairs surrounding fountains, café's, various museums and even a labyrinth 🌹
Located in the heart of Rive Gauche and housing Palais Bourbon, the current House of Senators, this park is known as having the biggest variety of flowers in central Paris. Not to mention all the statues that feel like an outdoor museum exhibit. Lots of different corners and viewpoints to choose from when finding your perfect picnic spot 🌹
One of the five Places Royales that you can find in central Paris, characterized by the surrounding uniformed repeating façades and historically the biggest main plazas in Paris. Receiving its name from Bonaparte, Place des Vosges will be filled with locals on sunny days having lunch dehors 🌹
A gold-mine for botanical lovers, originally the Royal Garden for Medicinal Plants, houses the National Museum of Natural History, an alpine garden, a beautiful vintage greenhouse, a winding route up a small hill with lookout point, and a long rectangular grass area leading up its center, le Parc Floral is a gorgeous spot on the edge of the Seine 🌹
Located in the 8eme arrondissement close to Arc de Triomphe, with a beautiful collonade on the edges of a small lake, a grand pavillion and marble statues. Perfect for photo-lovers 🌹
This park has hills, caves, a waterfall, and restaurants for open-air drinking and live music in the Summer. You won't believe you're still in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Paris 🌹
Built by Emperor Napoléon III and the location of the Meridian of Paris, which was used as the starting point zero for measuring French maps until 1884. Find the old ruins of the abandoned railway track, la Petite Ceinture, for a fairytale setting 🌹
You can't find a park more central than this tiny gem, located on the Eastern-most tip of Lîle de la Cité. Take the steps down from the midway point of Pont-Neuf for fresh views of the Seine and surrounding monuments 🌹
With beautiful views over all of Paris, this park is a bit more of a journey to get to yet so worth it! Named one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, you can get lost here among its over 1000 acres; its easy to forget that you're in a big city. There are so many areas to explore- lounge on grassy areas near fountains, among trees, great for biking and running or taking long walks through the forested trails. Finish your day at the little garden restaurant, l'Orangerie, with a fresh Kir and scoop of glâce!
Bisous, Bisous !