Parks in Paris
Best Parks in Paris
Are you wanting to get involved in the Easter egg hunt but the eggs are too obviously found in your Parisian apartment? It can be hard in such a busy city to find a space for a peaceful egg hunt without a car honk or a police siren interrupting your attempt at Easter tranquility. Here we present you with our selection of the best parks in Paris, perfect for a roam around in search of a chocolate egg or just to enjoy in this glorious spring sunshine.
Jardin des Tuileries
This is undoubtedly one of the most impressive parks in Paris. Situated in the centre of the city, not only is it home to three of the most important museums in Paris, the Louvre, the Jeu de Paume and the Orangerie, but is also the oldest garden in Paris. Walking along the main path for a stunning view of a park filled with ponds, beautiful fountains and pathways you cannot help but feel peaceful surrounded by the beauty that the Jardin des Tuileries has to offer.
Jardin du Luxembourg
The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most famous gardens in Paris. Created by Marie de Medici, Queen of France and husband to Henri IV, here you can enjoy water points, alleys, groves, a fresh green lawn, statues, tennis courts and much more!
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
This park is unlike other Parisian green spaces. The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is charmingly more informal than other parks in Paris. Situated in the 19th arrondissement it remains successfully undiscovered by tourists but this is not to say that it is any less spectacular. Designed by Adolphe Alphand for Haussmann and opened in 1867, this park that sits over Belleville offers not only waterfalls, temples and cliffs but also a fantastic view over Paris.
If you happen to be in the Belleville area you can also check out the Parc de Belleville
Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil
In this park you can find a Japanese inspired garden as well as a small garden of Mediterranean herbs, a collection of rare plants and an incredible greenhouse with an aviary of exotic birds! You will not find yourself bored in this park which has something different to offer around every corner.
Parc de la Villette
As the third largest park in Paris, la Villette features vast lawns and various climbing posts. It is home to an art centre and the various buildings that surround it are so impressively futuristic that sitting here for a while will make you forget that you are even in the city at all! The best thing about this park is undoubtedly the open air film screenings that it hosts in the summer in Paris.