Rich in landmarks, iconic department stores and beautiful avenues, Paris also boasts a wealth of gardens and parks, each lovelier than the last.
Let’s go and take a breath of fresh air in the very heart of the capital, and visit three of our favourites.
Enclosed by gilded iron gates and railings, peaceful Parc Monceau is surrounded by superb private mansions and is surely one of the capital’s most elegant parks.
With its statues, its Renaissance arcade from the former Hôtel de Ville de Paris, its multitude of birds and its water feature, it is a delightful place for a stroll.
Parc Monceau, 35 boulevard de Courcelles 75008 Paris
This emblematic park located between the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Prés offers about 25 hectares of greenery embellished with over 100 statues, a Medici fountain, an orchard, an apiary, a rose garden and an incredible collection of plants in its greenhouses.
Activities for young children include swings, slides and sandpits, while those older can head for the tennis courts, chess tables and boules pitch…
Luxembourg Gardens, 75006 Paris
Buttes Chaumont Park
Located in Paris’s 19th District, this is one of the most extensive parks in the capital and is distinctly different from its cousins.
Created over 150 years ago on former gypsum quarries, it is hilly and commands superb views of the Montmartre neighbourhood. Surprises awaiting those who stroll across it in the company of a multitude of birds include grottos, waterfalls, a suspension bridge, and a rocky island in the middle of its lake.
The park offers activities for children as well as food outlets for a gourmet break.
A cocoon in the heart of bustling urban Paris.
Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 1 rue Botzaris 75019 Paris