Our Travel Concierges would like to share with you our 5 most beautiful Parisian parks and gardens 🙂
1. Le jardin des Tuileries de Paris
The Jardin des Tuileries, is in the center of Paris between the Louvre museum and the Place de la Concorde. It is the oldest garden in Paris. It is composed of a large area of gardens and parkland. Very popular with locals and visitors, it is also an ideal place to relax after visiting museums and monuments nearby gardens. Its name comes from the area where it is located, in which formerly manufactured … tiles. Among the many statues to see in the Jardin des Tuileries, the most famous are the equestrian statues that are at the entrance of the park, near the Place de la Concorde. They were carved by Antoine Coysevox in 1719. Nevertheless, this is because copies of the original are kept in the Louvre Museum to protect. At the opposite side you can found a arche called Arc de Triomphe cu Carousel in commemoration of the Napoleonic victories in 1805. In this garden you can also visit two museums the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Jeu de Paume Museum.
Le jardin des Tuileries de Paris – 113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
2. Le jardin des Plantes
The Jardin des Plantes depending on the National Museum of Natural History, is located between the “Grande Mosquee” and Jussieu Campus.This beautiful garden contains several flowerbeds, which changes regularly during the flowering season. In this garden you can also find the Botanical garden also includes greenhouses. One contains a winter garden with an area of 750 m². There you can also find desert plants (cactus, avocado, coffee …) and exotic plants. The Jardin des plantes also has its own garden zoo called the “Ménagerie” open since 1793, making it one of the oldest zoos in the world.
Le jardin des Plantes – 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris – 01 40 79 56 01
3. Le parc des Buttes Chaumont
The Buttes-Chaumont Park inaugurated in the middle of the 19th century, is in the north-east of Paris is considered one of the largest parks in Paris is also one of the most beautiful. Discover it during a nice walk for kids and adults and let you seduce by the amazing views of Paris. This walk will delight walkers who can combine good exercise, because of its high altitude, and landscape beauty. Its jewel ? a large lake nestle in the middle of the park. Close to the lake, you can discover a small island, the home of the Temple of the Sibyl dating from 1869. It can be accessed through the “hanging bridge” made of oak, which must not mixe with the stone bridge called the “suicide bridge”… If you have not brought your little basket for a picnic you can eat in one of three restaurants in the Parc.
Le parc des Buttes Chaumont – rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris – 01 48 03 83 10
4. The Luxembourg Gardens
Located on the left bank of Paris between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter aeas, the Luxembourg Gardens covering an area of 25 hectares is divided in part to the French and one in English. The first one is composed of many statues, mostly dating from the time of 18th century. They represent figures of Greek mythology, animals, famous people such as Beethoven, Baudelaire etc .., and around the central patio, the queens of France. The southwestern part of the garden along the street Guynemer is plotted the English garden. Activities and facilities for children are numerous: puppets, rides, slides… Adults, Parisians and tourists playing chess, tennis, bridge or remote-controlled boat. The cultural program is marked by free exhibitions of photographs on the gates of the garden and concerts in the bandstand.
The Luxembourg Gardens – 75006 Paris – 01 42 34 20 00
5. Les jardins Albert Kahn
The museum and the garden Albert Kahn opened 30years ago in Boulogne, at the western side of Paris with Abert Kahn’s funds and collections. He devoted his all life and fortune to promote understanding between collectivity, the cultural openness and the global peace.
It‘s a true gem of landscape, which contains no less than 10 different gardens, coexisting in perfect harmony: English garden, Vosges forest, French garden, rose garden … The Japanese Garden consists of two areas: the Japanese village, and contemporary Japanese garden.
Albert-Kahn, musée et jardins – 10-14, rue du Port – 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt – 01 55 19 28 00