Best Paris parks and gardens 

Discover the most beautiful Paris parks and gardens, the Bois de Boulogne, Bois de Vincennes (Parc Floral) and Jardin du Luxembourg. Looking for green space, for fun, for events in Paris. Discover parks and gardens in Paris.

Jardin du Luxembourg

The parks have lakes, playgrounds and activities, for grown-ups and kids. Find horse racing, a zoo, an aquarium and so much more. Parks are the place for sports events, fun fairs and free concerts.

Explore the most famous parks, the largest parks in Paris.

Bois de Vincennes

The Bois de Vincennes is the largest park in Paris. It is located on the east part of the city. You can come to the park with the metro. There are two stations: the Porte Doree and the Chateau de Vincennes.

What to do in the Bois de Vincennes? The Hipodrome de Vincennes is the Vincennes Racecourse, one of the places in Paris where you can watch horse races and horse shows. Sometimes the Hipodrome held also music concerts. You can come by metro (station Chateau de Vincennes) and take the bus.

The Parc Floral is one of the best Paris parks. Bike or walk through colorful groves of flowers and trees. Don't miss the greenhouses and the huge playground for the kids. The Parc Floral is the place of the Jazz Festival in Paris.

Events in the Bois de Vincennes:

  • Foire du Trone is a funfair in the Bois de Vincennes from March to May at Pelouse de Reuilly
  • We Love Green is a festival taking place in the Bois de Vincennes in June. Concerts, expo, conference
  • Paris Jazz Festival 2017 takes place in the Parc Floral de Paris from June 17 to 30, 2017
  • Les Pestacles is a family event, for kids in the Parc Floral from June 7 to September 27, 2017
  • Paris Defi-Run is a race on October 14, 2017
  • Semi Marathon du Bois de Vincennes is a running event in the bois de Vincennes on October 22nd 2017

The row-boats can be hired on the lakes, the Lac Daumesnil and the Lac des Minimes. The fun fair la Foire du Trone is held every spring, April to June, on the Pelouse de Reuilly. Few times a year, well-known circuses set up on the Pelouse de Reuilly.

Bois de Boulogne

The Bois de Boulogne is one of best Paris parks. It is located west of Paris. This park is huge, bigger than others world famous parks. There are two lakes in the Bois de Boulogne. The Lac Inferieur is the largest lake. TheLac Superieur is ideal for fishing. You can come to the Bois de Boulogne by metro (Station Porte Maillot).

The Parc de Bagatelle is central of the Bois de Boulogne. Visitors around the world come here to admire one of the oldest rose gardens. Every year in June, there is an International competition of new roses. The festival Chopin is an annual event in the summer in the Orangerie of the Park Bagatelle.

Events in the Bois de Boulogne:

  • 10 km Bois de Boulogne in April 
  • Un Printemps en Musiques offers concertsin the Jardin d'Acclimatation in May
  • Festival Chopin is a music festival in June, July 
  • Fête à Neu-Neu is a funfair in Bois de Boulogne in September, October

The Jardin d'acclimatation is the ideal place for the kids with a small train, a zoo, puppet shows (the well-known Guignol), ponies rides...also excellent attractions for grown-ups and workshops. There are few restaurants and coffee shops. one of my favorite is the Salon de The Angelina.

The Longchamps Racecourse is located on the Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne. You can come by metro until the Porte d'Auteuil and take the shuttle to the hippodrome de Longchamp. One of the famous race is the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October.

The Stade Roland Garros is just on the border, south of the Bois de Boulogne. The French Open Tournament will be playing here during two weeks in May June.

Jardin du Luxembourg

Another best Paris park, the Luxembourg Gardens is located in the Latin Quarter of Paris not far from the Sorbonne. The Luxembourg Palace stands in the Luxembourg Gardens. It is the home of the French Senat. You can come by the metro (station Odeon).

This park is unique with its over hundred sculptures. They are animals’ sculptures, famous people like Beethoven, Chopin and Flaubert sculptures. Don't miss the magnificent Medici Fountain built in 1630 and the huge Fountain of the Observatory stands in the south part of the park.

The Luxembourg Park is peaceful. Many kids come here to play. You can also admire the collection of orchids. Concerts and fanfares are held here. The Senat is opened to the public during the Heritage Days in September.

Events in Luxembourg gardens:

  • Chopin au Jardin du Luxembourg 
  • Jazz concerts 
  • Classical concerts
  • Pop, Rock and Soul concerts 
  • Fete de la Musique concerts June 21
  • Courses du Luxembourg 10km, 6km in September 

Parc Andre Citroen

The Parc Andre Citroen is located near the River the Seine in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The park opened in 1992 on the site of the old Citroen manufactory.

You explore two greenhouses for exotic plants and discover a reflecting pool. In this park, you will be surprised by the largest outdoor balloon in the world. It's possible to have rides and admire the Champs de Mars, the Sacre Coeur Basilica and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Buttes Chaumont

The Buttes Chaumont is located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. You can take the metro to the Buttes Chaumont (station Buttes Chaumont).

Best Paris park, the Buttes Chaumont is very popular for its trails and also for the famous Belvedere of Cybil at the top of a rock of 30 meters. You can discover a grotto and a suspension bridge. The kids will like the traditional puppet shows Guignol.

Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau in Paris

The Parc Monceau is one of the best Paris parks. The park Monceau is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The metro station is Monceau. The Rotunda at the entrance of the park is a part of a city wall of Paris.

Find in the park statues of Frederic Chopin, Alfred de Musset and Guy de Maupassant. Discover an Egyptian Pyramid and a Chinese fort.

The Parc Montsouris and the Champs de Mars are also ones of the best Paris parks. 


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