Go green: Best parks and gardens in Paris
This year, we had to wait few months before the real beginning of summer but now that it has begun it’s time to enjoy the plentiful of parcs and gardens of the city of light. To have a picnic with friends, to read a book in a peaceful environment or just to lay out and sunbath, Paris offers plenty of superb parcs and gardens. Read our selection of best parks and gardens in Paris.
Apart Inn Paris, real estate agency specialized in short term rental since 2011, give us their selection of the best gardens in Paris.
Jardin du Luxembourg : The Big One
This park is one of the most famous garden in Paris, located between the 5th and 6th district just near Luxembourg metro station. It’s a huge park of 25 hectares with a beautiful lac and various different kind of plants and flower. Moreover, in this garden there is the first beehive of the city.
Near this garden, there is also two small garden called Marco Polo and Cavelier-de-la-Salle, in reference to the two famous explorer, where you will be able to lay out in the great stretch of grass.
With kids, the Jardin du Luxembourg with its important playground will enable you to make a playful break while visiting Paris.
Entrances : place Edmond Rostand, place André Honnorat, rue Guynemer, rue de Vaugirard, 75005 & 75006, Rer : Luxembourg
Jardin des Plantes : The Family One
This garden is one of the favorite park for Parisians to relax in their time off. Inaugurated in 1626, the Jardin des Plantes possesses more than 10 000 species of plants and many different areas such as the labyrinth, the Greenhouses, the Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes and various kind of parks such as the alpine or the iris one.
All those areas make this park the ideal place to spend a family day in Paris as kids enjoy the little zoo of this garden called the Ménagerie while parents would appreciate the abundance of plants of the Greenhouses.
To benefit fully of this family day, you will also be able to picnic on one of the two stretches of grass where it’s permitted.
Entrances : More than 8 entrances located between Gare d’Austerlitz, Jussieu or Censier Daubenton metro station
Jardin Tino Rossi : The Artistic One
This park located on the brink of the Seine enables you to discover plenty pieces of contemporary art in an open-air environment. In fact, this garden as become one of the best open-air sculpture museum in Paris thanks to the participation of famous artists such as Zadkine, Brancusi and many others.
Entrance : 2 quai Saint Bernard, 75005, Paris, Metro : Quai de la Rapée
Jardin des Tuileries : The Most beautiful garden
This park is the most important and the oldest french style garden of Paris. Nowadays, many parisians come to this garden during their time off to take a walk in the pathway or just lay out in the stretch of grass.
The main caracteristic of this garden is certainly the presence of Maillol, Rodin or Giacometti statues which make it a timeless place.
Moreover, on the south west of this parks, you will be able to visit the Musée de l’Orangerie where you can admire the works of the french famous painter Claude Monet.
Entrance: Place de la Concorde, 75001, Paris, Metro : Concorde/ Tuileries
Jardin du Musée de la vie romantique : The Peaceful and romantic garden
This garden is located in the « Musée de la vie romantique » in the 9th district near Pigalle metro station. It’s a garden with a tea room where you will be able to take a good cup of tea or to enjoy a lunch in a very quite environment.
As there is a tea room, you won’t be able to bring food or beverage in this garden.
Entrance : 16 rue Chaptal, 75009, Paris, Metro : Pigalle