Paris is known as the city of lights, as the city of romance, but when you see the parks of the city you will be amazed, how it is not known as the city of parks. Paris is home of some of the most bewitching gardens of Europe. Here you can find a list of the most beautiful parks of the city.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
If you are looking for parks less formal than Luxembourg or Tuileries, then Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is what you look for. It is one of the largest gardens of Paris, and locals will agree that it is also one of the magical spots of the city. Tourists may avoid to visit, as it is situated in the 19th arrondissement, but it is worth seeing and enjoying the captivating ambience. While the grating paths, waterfalls, temples and cliffs make the park even spectacular and appealing.
Jardin des Tuileries
The Jardin des Tuileries is located between the Louvre and place de la Concorde. It is the oldest and largest public garden of Paris. The designer of the park is the same architect as of the gardens at Versailles. People who visited the Versailles gardens will imagine how stunning this park is. Jardin des Tuileries is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. It is a formal garden with beautiful paths, perfect lawns and exquisite sculptures – copies of ancient works.
Jardin du Luxembourg
The 25-hectare park is located in the 6th arrondissement and is a wonderful family attraction. The park was created in 1612 and since has become one of the greatest parks in Europe. There are six tennis courts, playground for children, and unique sculptures. Locals bring their children for pony rides, ice-cream stands, puppet shows, sailing in the central fountain. Also, on the wooded side of the garden you will see people of different ages playing chess. So, Jardin du Luxembourg is an absolutely perfect place for family weekends and a must-visit tourist attraction.
Jardin des Plantes
This park is the main botanical garden in France and home for four museums. It contains more than 10.000 species and tropical greenhouses. Also, there is a small zoo. Ideal place to bring kids both for fun and for educational purposes. Jardin des Plantes was initially a royal medicinal garden in 1626. But in 1640 it became available for public. This enchanting spot is like something from fairytale and appearing there you will feel yourself in a wonderland.
Parc de Belleville
The Parc de Belleville is in the 20th arrondissement and has an amazing panoramic view. From here you can see the Eiffel Tower. The park was created in 1988 and features the longest waterfall in Paris. Here you can play ping-pong, relax and have picnic in huge lawns, or enjoy movie watching under the open air. The park’s most remarkable and well-known component is its flowers displays. At the top of the park, there is a museum dedicated to air pollution. Excellent place to enjoy the evening with friends or have a morning picnic with family.