There is in Paris many other public gardens than the Buttes-Chaumont, les Tuileries or le Luxembourg. Find out below a selection of those unknown and unusual green areas.
LES ARÈNES DE LUTECE : the historic one
Only Gallo-Roman remain freely accessible in Paris, the Arènes de Lutèce are ideal for a picnic with friends or simply to have a drink. Children will also enjoy this place thanks to the former arena converted in a wide playground.
LA CITE INTERNATIONALE UNIVERSITAIRE : the most unusual
La Cité Internationale Universitaire is at the same time a huge Parisian park, a student campus, and a nice place to stroll around. An unusual garden you will take delight in.
LES JARDINS DE L’OBSERVATOIRE : the most unknown
JARDIN FRANCS-BOURGEOIS-ROSIERS : the most hidden
In the Marais district, this public garden can’t be seen from the street. To reach it, you must enter and cross the hall of the Hôtel de Coulanges, a 17th century mansion. Inside is a peaceful and quiet place very hard to find everywhere else in Paris…
LE PARC GEORGES BRASSENS : for readers
This beautiful garden of the 15th district is one of the most pleasant for reading in Paris. Every saturday, beneath the halls rue Brancion, is a market for ancient and second-hand books.
LE PARC MONTSOURIS : the most misunderstood
Why so much Parisian people have never been to Montsouris Park and sometimes do not even know it? This park, one of the biggest in Paris, is yet one of the nicest green area of the city, and ideal for every outdoor activities.
JARDIN CATHERINE LABOURE : the quietest
Hidden behind big walls of the 7th district, Catherine Laboure public garden (a former kitchen garden) is a quiet and full of flowers garden. A perfect alternativ for people who don not like crowded huge parks…
LE PARC ANDRE CITROËN : the most modern