Parks and gardens
Paris is one of the greenest capital in Europe thanks to the 400 parks and gardens. From differents size, you can find “squares”, then the “jardins” and the largest space would be the “parcs”. Paris has also to very large woods, the Bois de Vincennes (east) the Bois de Boulogne (west).
You can easily reach the green spaces of Paris on foot, by metro, bus, or bike for those willing to try the velib' (you should check our note). Being the greenest Capital of Europe means your paris apartment rentals will always be close to one of those gardens or parks. Paris parks and gardens are sometimes an open museum with statues and interesting pieces of sculpture, lakes and fountains. During the summer the parks stay open late at night, concert, open air theatre can be found. For children many activities are available, pony rides, swings, walks.
Buttes Chaumont Park : 19th Arrondissement Green Hill
Formerly a coal mine and inaugurated at the 1867 World Fair, this 24 hectares park is located in the center of the 19th arrondissement. Our team really advise you to take some times to hang around during spring or summer time.
“Le temple de la Sybille”, the hills and the view on “Sacrée Coeur” made Buttes Chaumont Park the most surprising Parisian park.
What to do : walks, sports (running), biking, small boats, waterfall, or eat at “Rosa Bonheur” which is a cheerful location.
Metro : Ligne 7 bis : Buttes Chaumont ou Botzaris.
• 26 : Botzaris – Buttes Chaumont.
• 48 : Botzaris ou Manin.
• 60 : Armand Carrel – Mairie du 19ème Arrondissement ou Manin ou Botzaris.
• 75 : Jean Menans – Buttes Chaumont ou Armand Carrel – Mairie du 19ème Arrondissement.
André Citroën Park : from a plant to a wonderful park.
Built on the former Citroen manufacturing plant, this park is named after the company founder André Citroen. The park is 13 hectares park located in the left bank. Perfect for those who want to get tan and those who go for a walk, André Citroen Park gives for your pleasure several thematic gardens, greenhouses plants and wonderful fountains.
Plus : A hot-air-balloon is your disposal to have an amazing view of the city. When you are in the hot-air-balloon you’ll see “les bords de Seine” and the Eiffel Tower (Paid activity: around €10).
Metro : Line 8: Balard
RER : line C: Boulevard Victor – Pont du Garigliano
Tramway : Line T3 : Pont du Garigliano
Bus lines :
• 42 and 88 : Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou
• PC1 : Pont du Garigliano.
Jardin des Tuileries, between the Louvre and the Champs Elysees.
Enjoy the first public garden in Paris. With 280 000 square meters green between Place de la Concorde and Rue de Rivoli it has been designed by André le Nôtre in 1664, who opened the perspective up to the west, which was to become the Champs-Elysées.
It’s a great parc to walk, jog, eat a Crepe or light lunch in on of the authorized cafés, or visit the Jeu de Paume Museum. Many sculptures, fountains, trees and flowers, as well as chairs to relax. On the east side of the garden the Louvre, on the west side the Champs Elysees. For those who want to shop, visit the Carousel du Louvre 3 min walk from the Tuileries entrance.
Métro : Concorde Tuileries
Bus : 21 24 27 42 68 72 73 81 84 94 95
Jardin des Plantes, the Botanical Garden
Created in 1635 as the Jardin Du Roi (King’s garden) and transformed, by the Count de Buffon in the 18th century, into the Jardin des Plantes, this parc is one of first sites dedicated to the study of nature... The garden entrance is free, the museum closeby is around 3 euros. It is a 28 hectare botanical garden with many treasures from the the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, to the roses garden via a vegetal labyrinth...Kids are really the kings in the museum and gardens.
Métro/RER : Gare d'Austerlitz
Bus : 24 - 57 - 61 - 63 - 65 - 67 - 89 - 91