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Famous Paris gardens. The top 6.
Tuileries Gardens, Paris

Paris gardens turn the city into a green one. Tree lined boulevards, designed in the 19th century, add vegetation to many districts. The top six gardens and parks are the romantic Luxembourg Gardens, the Tuileries Gardens, Versailles Gardens, Parc de La Villette, Place des Vosges and the large Bois de Boulogne. 19th century Parc Montsouris, Buttes-Chaumont and 18th century Parc Monceau are very parisian and attract few tourists. Paris gardens map. Sightseeing in Paris.

Luxembourg Gardens
Parc de la Villette
Parc de la
Place des Vosges
Place des
Bois de Boulogne
Bois de
Versailles Park

Romantic Paris gardens

Parisians love the romantic Luxembourg Gardens. The classical Tuileries Gardens are part of the famous triumphal way from the Louvre Museum to the Arc de Triomphe.

The Place des Vosges in Le Marais, Parc de Bercy, the hilly Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, the classical Parc Monceau and Parc Montsouris are great gardens too. The Giverny Gardens near the city may be the most famous of all through their link with impressionist painter Claude Monet.

The Tuileries Gardens
Les Tuileries Gardens are very close to Louvre Museum

Paris parks and forests

The Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes are large and pleasant parks in the city with many first class attractions including the Fondation Louis Vuitton and Paris Zoo.

The magnificent royal Versailles Gardens are the perfect example of 17th century French parks around the city. We love the large Compiègne and Fontainebleau forests. These royal forests attract many Parisians for hiking, cycling and horse riding during a day or a weekend. Both feature a spectacular royal castle and other top attractions.

Parc de la Villette

On the north-eastern side of Paris, Parc de la Villette is a beautiful park, the largest and one of the bests in the city.

Its planted 55 hectares are crossed by romantic canals and feature key attractions: La Cité des Sciences, the city Science Museum, La Géode, a spectacular movie theater, the Zenith concert hall, the Museum of Music and the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall, with Orchestre de Paris in residence. Altogether, La Villette deserves a whole day of your time.

Famous gardens in Paris: Parc de La Villette
Famous gardens in Paris: Parc de La Villette

Giverny Gardens near Paris

In early 20th century, the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet worked hard to turn his colorful Giverny Gardens near the city into a source of inspiration.

Maintained in their original design, Giverny Gardens will remind you of famous paintings by Monet such as the Japanese bridge and the waterlilies.

A simple way to visit Giverny Gardens is on a guided tour (not available in winter). You can combine the visit of Giverny with a visit to Versailles, a one day tour.

Giverny Gardens near Paris
Giverny Gardens near Paris

Parc de Sceaux cherry trees

The 264 Japanese cherry trees of Parc de Sceaux offer an unparalleled show in Grand Paris. They are like a fireworks that would last several days in spring. Each year, the Hanami, the flower festival in Japan, is celebrated.

Everyone is invited to extend their picnic table, to attend a free show of taiko (drum) and awa odori (traditional dance).

April is therefore a very good time to visit the Parc de Sceaux, the most beautiful pedestrian green space of Grand Paris.

Hanami in Parc de Sceaux
Hanami in Parc de Sceaux
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