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Paris’s Most Beautiful Parks

 

Take a stroll through these Parisian parks and breathe in the fresh air of the City of Light. Grab a picnic, grab a book, or just grab a patch of grass and enjoy the city from a local perspective.

Paris's Most Beautiful Parks

By The Culture-ist

Take a stroll through these Parisian parks and breathe in the fresh air of the City of Lights.

  • Bois de Vincennes

    By The Culture-ist

    Nicknamed 'Paris's lungs', Vincennes is the city's freshest, biggest park with features such as Parc Floral (a botanical garden), an amusement park, a zoo, a farm, and a chateau.

  • Jardin du Luxembourg

    By The Culture-ist

    Luxembourg offers activities ideal for kids (and kids-at-heart), including puppet shows, swingboats and a merry-go-round. The monumental and picturesque Fontaine Médicis is a centerpiece of the park.

  • Jardin des Plantes

    By The Culture-ist

    Paris's oldest botanical garden (since its inception in 1626) is now host to 10,000+ species of tropical plants, roses and other florals. The [Natural History Museum](http://www.mnhn.fr/fr) is also found on the grounds.

  • Parc André Citroën

    By The Culture-ist

    This postmodern park incorporates a hybrid of styles from various cultures into their color-themed gardens. [Ballon Generali](http://www.ballondeparis.com/), a helium balloon, allows visitors to view the Paris skyline from up above.

  • Parc de la Villette

    By The Culture-ist

    The contemporary park bridges together greenery (with themed gardens, ranging from Acrobatics to Dragons) and urban architecture (exemplified by [La Géode](http://www.lageode.fr/), a magnificent mirror-finished dome).

  • Le Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil

    By The Culture-ist

    A piece of tropical paradise in Paris, Serres d'Auteuil contains glasshouses designated to cultivate exotic plant species and palms, and provide sanctuary for birds and Japanese ornamental carp.

  • Jardin des Tuileries

    By The Culture-ist

    The starting point of a marvelous walk from the Louvre to the Champs-Elysées, Tuileries is one of Paris's most visited green spaces, with fountains and statues scattered all over.

  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

    By The Culture-ist

    This hideaway in Paris has many eye-catching, man-made sights, including a cliff (with the Temple de la Sibylle perched on top), an iron bridge and a 32m high waterfall.

  • Parc Montsouris

    By The Culture-ist

    At the southern corner of Paris is this English-styled park with rolling hills and several species of trees and shrubs. Montsouris is an ideal place for walking, jogging, picnicking and relaxing.

  • Proménade Plantée

    By The Culture-ist

    The world's first elevated park, Promenade Plantée is a charming place to meander. It's especially beautiful in the spring, bursting with colors from the cherry trees, wildflowers, and plants.

Park at the foot of the Eiffel Tower photo via Shutterstock

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