Along the Seine’s embankments of the 5th arrondissement, the Jardin Tino Rossi offers a pleasant waterfront green space.
Also called “Open-air Museum of sculptures”, the garden houses around twenty contemporary works. Although quality (and maintenance!) are patchy, they contribute to the charm of this garden open day and night.
Created between 1975 and 1980, the Jardin Tino Rossi is not very well known by Parisians or tourists. Perhaps because of its location behind the huge University of Jussieu, but mostly because people often prefer to visit the nearby Jardin des Plantes and Ile Saint-Louis.
It remains yet a very pleasant public garden that offers many different activities. Covering an area of 30,000 m2 and a length of about 1km, you can walk along the garden, exclusively pedestrian, stroll you can extend as far as the Ile de la Cité. You’ll also find public lawns and 3 arenas pointed at the Seine.
For nature lovers, the garden Tino Rossi is also well off! Plane, Weeping Willows, Cherry, Black Pines, Poplars … A vegetation especially flowered from springtime.
Finally, as mentioned above, some of the sculptures displayed are important works of contemporary art, as the artist Guy de Rougemont, a part of the “Demeures” series of Stephen Martin, or the Chilean Marta Colvin.
Close from the garden is the Arab World Institut.
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