The good weather is back in Paris, and we are all looking forward to a bit of nature. What could be better than a walk in a park? The City of Light offers us a wide choice of parks and gardens to escape for a day, here are our suggestions!
The Jardin des Plantes
Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the Jardin des Plantes is a real journey to discover the plant world. You will find medicinal plants, plants whose pigments are used to make dyes, condiment plants and plants used in cosmetics and perfume. In addition, the official website of the Jardin des Plantes offers several thematic trails and games that will allow you to explore the immense variety of plants present in the garden, such as the mountain species of the Alpine Garden, the trees of North America or the astonishing Asian flowers.
The Luxembourg Garden
In the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the Jardin du Luxembourg is a popular park for Parisians and tourists. It is here that the current seat of the Senate, the Palais du Luxembourg, is located. You can therefore enjoy nature while admiring the beauty of the architecture. Also, a replica of the Statue of Liberty can be found in one of the paths of this garden.
The Tuileries Garden
Just a stone's throw from the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Garden is one of the capital's must-see places. Since 1991, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can admire magnificent statues and several ponds filled with ducks and fish.
The Buttes-Chaumont Park
In the 19ᵉ arrondissement, a little further away from the most touristy areas, is one of the largest green spaces in Paris. The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont has been designed to replicate a mountain landscape. You can walk among the rocks, cliffs, waterfalls and streams, you will almost feel as if you have left Paris!
We wish you many sunny days in the heart of the City of Light!
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