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10/01/2022

Paris Gardens Guide: The Must-See Parks and Gardens in Paris

Paris is known as the City of Lights, Museums, and Fashion, but here we’re going to discover Paris as the City of Gardens. Historically these gardens are known as “Parisian Gardens” due to their uniqueness.

Planning your next trip to Paris or living in Paris and want to discover gardens in Paris. Here is the list of the best Parisian gardens you should follow. Explore the natural beauty, art, and the gardens to smell the roses and have a memorable experience — one of its kind!


Like a book on a shelf I’d waited years to open, Paris had always been waiting for me… — Louisa Deasey

 

Here's the Gardens of Paris list to be Followed!

Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin Des Tuileries
Jardin Des Champs Elysées
Champs De Mars
Jardin Des Plantes
Parc Des Buttes Chaumont
Place des Vosges
Parc de la Villette
Parc Montsouris
Jardin Des Serres Auteuil
Parc Monceau
La Coulée Verte
Parc Floral de Paris
Parc de Belleville
Bois de Vincennes
Parc André Citroën
Jardin du Palais Royal
Jardin du Carrousel
Jardins du Trocadéro
Parc de Bercy
Route de Sèvres à Neuilly
Parc Georges Brassens
Parc Martin Luther King
Cimetière du Père Lachaise

Jardin du Luxembourg

Rue de Médicis — Rue de Vaugirard — 75006: Metro 4, 10 and RER — B.

Simply relieve its magic for yourself and explore Jardin du Luxembourg that is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, on Odéon (M4, M10) and Luxembourg (RER-B). First, on our list of 25 top Parisian gardens, it is probably one of the most popular and one of the 4 biggest Parks in Paris.

The park covers 25 hectares of land and it’s not just your tourist’s park, but it hosts family-friendly activities throughout the year. Children can enjoy activities like slides, rides, and puppets throughout years and adults can play remote control boats, tennis and chess.

It hosts events like vibrant concerts in the bandstand and photography exhibitions on its railings. If you are a historic puff, don’t forget to discover the artwork and the statues in the park.

Jardin Des Tuileries

Place de la Concorde — 75001 Paris: Metro 1, 8, RER-C

Jardin Des Tuileries is located in the 1st arrondissement between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, on Tuileries, line 1, Concorde, lines 1, 8 and 12. Every year hundreds of tourists and Parisians stroll through the park for a nice sunbathe and spend some time from busy city life. The green oasis in the heart of the city was the first-ever garden opened to the public.

This year the park hosts events like PAD Paris — art + design, Le dîner en blanc (‘Dinner in white’), and Jardins, Jardin aux Tuileries.

Jardin Des Champs Elysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées — 75008 Paris: Metro 1, 13

Famous for its English-style, Jardin Des Champs Elysées is located in the 8th arrondissement of central Paris on avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris. You can access it via Subway — Champs-Élysées — Clemenceau.

In April 2020, the park hosts a great egg hunt in the Jardin des Champs-Elysées. This egg hunt is going to be fun-filled so make sure you grab your tickets on time.

Champs De Mars

2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris: Metro 6, RER-C

Champs De Mars is located on the 7th arrondissement. Metro 6 passes near Champs De Mars or you can reach there by Train L, REC C, or Bus 72, or 82. Every year thousands of visitors gather on its lawns to watch Eiffel Tower, play music and picnic.

This year the garden hosts Famillathlon and Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping when the world’s 40 best riders will compete with each other at the Paris Eiffel Jumping.

Jardin Des Plantes

57 rue Cuvier — 75005 Paris: Metro 5, 7, 10, RER-C

Originally known as Jardin du Roi (1935), a living testimony to history and a natural retreat Jardin Des Plantes is located in the 5e arrondissement of Paris, Gare d’Austerlitz” or “Jussieu” Line 7 or 10. It is 400 years old and receives thousands of visitors who come for a mix of fun and educational trips.

It is one of the top botanic gardens and hosts various exhibitions throughout the year.

Parc Des Buttes Chaumont

1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris: Metro 7B

Parc Des Buttes Chaumont is located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, Line 7bis, Buttes Chaumont. The high viewpoint, the waterfalls, and caves ensure a perfect set up. Experience the ultimate Zen moment when you are at the biggest and original space in Paris. The park hosts incredible shows for adults and puppet shows for children throughout the year.

This year the park is going to host a Great egg hunt in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in April 2020.

Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges — 75004 Paris: Metro 1, Bus 96

The Crown Jewel of the district, Place des the Vosges is located in the 4th arrondissement on Line 1, Saint-Paul. It is one of the oldest and the most beautiful square in Paris. The magnificent ancient buildings around the park are going to save you from the crowds and noise.

Your trip to the Place des Vosges is worth it. On Sundays, the shops around this place add extra liveliness to this place.

Parc de la Villette

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris: Metro 5, 7

Parc de la Villette is located in the 19th arrondissement on Porte De La Villette is 650 meters away, 9 min walk from Metro line 5, and Metro line 7. Put simply, this park is a celebration of life. Every summer a seasonal film and on-screen show festival is held at the open-air cinema the Parc de la Villette that attracts thousands of visitors.

This year the park is going to host a multidisciplinary festival, Festival 100%, Villette Sonique, and L’As des As Battle.

Parc Montsouris

2 Rue Gazan, 75014 Paris: Metro 4, 6, RER-B

Parc Montsouris is located in the 14th arrondissement on Cite Universitaire, RER B. it’s proximity to the Cité Universitaire makes it one of the favorite places for students. This little oasis is lesser-known and is quite less touristy.

This is a perfect place to have the chill the whole afternoon and is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and hostels.

Jardin Des Serres Auteuil

3 Avenue de la Porte d’Auteuil, 75016 Paris: Metro 10, 9

Jardin Des Serres Auteuil is pretty romantic and is located on the 16e arrondissement on Porte d’Auteuil, Line 10. This botanical garden dates back to 1761. Throughout the year tour guides are organized by the Paris City Hall.

Every year Jardin Des Serres Auteuil hosts an annual classical music festival for an audience of all ages. This garden is famous for its indoor greenery, romantic scenery, and pretty fish.

Parc Monceau

35 boulevard de Courcelles — 75008 Paris: Metro 2, Bus 20 30 93

Parc Monceau in Paris — Travelling Hopper

This beautiful garden designed by Carmontelle and was completed in 1779. It is located in 8e arrondissement on Monceau, line 2. Thousands of tourists and Parisians walk into Parc Monceau to have a pleasant and peaceful experience.

Today it stands as one of the most elegant gardens in Paris where you will find beautiful art, statues and a variety of birds.

La Coulée Verte

Avenue Daumesnil — 75012 Paris: Metro 6, 8. Bus 215 29 64 87

La Coulée Verte 4.7 Km, inaugurated in 1993, located in 12e arrondissement on Bastille/Ledru-Rollin/Bercy and RER — Gare de Lyon. This garden is destined for children and it offers toboggans and staircases for children. This magnificent park receives tourists throughout the year and is known for its scenic routes and the decent cycle paths.

A nice walk gives you an opportunity to admire both classical and modern views of the 12 arrondissements.

Parc Floral de Paris

Esplanade du château de Vincennes — 75012 Paris: Metro 1, 12. Bus 246

Parc Floral de Paris is located on 12e arrondissement in Château de Vincennes and RER — Vincennes. Every summer the garden hosts various events such as Festival Classique au Vert, Paris Jazz Festival, and Pestacles.

In 2020 the garden will be hosting Vivre Autrement trade show, Mondial de la bière and The Peacock Society festival.

Parc de Belleville

47 rue des Couronnes — 75020 Paris: Metro 11, Bus 26 96

Parc de Belleville is located in 20e arrondissement on Subway — Couronnes, Pyrénées, Metro — 11. Built on the top of the Belleville hill, it offers you a panoramic view of the capital and opportunity to admire the beauty of the Parisian landscape.

Parc de Belleville has 140 vines and each of it is a product of 2–3 kilos of grapes.

Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes — 75012 Paris: Metro 1, Bus 112 46 86

Bois de Vincennes Paris — Parks and Gardens of Paris Guide by Travelling Hopper

Bois de Vincennes is located on the edge of the 12th arrondissement on Porte Dorée. It is the biggest park in Paris that has a Buddhist temple, boating lacks, baseball field, restaurants, and a small farm. The park is famous for its summer jazz concerts and the epic walks.

This year Bois de Vincennes will host eco-friendly music events We Love Green that features international artists. Go grab your ticket now!

Parc André Citroën

2 rue Cauchy — 75015 Paris: Metro 8, Bus 30 42 88

One of the newest gardens in Paris, Parc André Citroën is located in 15e arrondissement on Javel and André Citroën. The futuristic site offers a beautiful view of the Seine. As you stroll through the park you will explore rare plants, exotic trees, and the two inspiring hothouses. It is a perfect place for children to enjoy the ball-game area, and the spring-based toys and toboggan, and the air-ballons.

Each year this park hosts several events, and this year it is going to host Easter Egg Hunt at the Parc André Citroën during April 2020.

Jardin du Palais Royal

2 Galerie de Montpensier — 75001 Paris: Metro 7, 14, Bus 21 27 29 68

The haven of peace, Jardin du Palais Royal is located in 1er arrondissement on Palais Royal (L 1& 7). The sumptuous and iconic place lies at the heart of Paris that has been a center of pleasure and power for four centuries. This prestigious garden is surrounded by contemporary sculptures that are embedded in superb futuristic architecture. Today it hosts fashion designers, art shops, antiques, restaurants, and cafes.

In June 2020, the garden is going to host Egg hunt in the gardens of the Palais-Royal.

Jardin du Carrousel

Jardin du Carrousel, Ile-de-France, Paris: Metro 1, 7, Bus 39 69 95

The next on our list of 25 top Parisian gardens is Jardin du Carrousel. This garden is located in 1st arrondissement on Palais Royal — Musée du Louvre. It was designed around the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel which was built to celebrate the victory of Napoleon. Sitting directly between the Tuileries Garden and the museum, this garden delineates the eastern end of the gardens.

If you plan your trip from June to August, you can enjoy funfairs that bring together fashion lovers, models, and celebrities.

Jardins du Trocadéro

Place du Trocadéro — 75016 Paris:Metro 6, 9, Bus 72 82

Jardins du Trocadéro in Paris — Parks and Gardens of Paris Guide by Travelling Hopper

Jardins du Trocadéro is located in 16th arrondissement on Trocadéro, Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel (RER). It has two English-style gardens that are magnificently laid out both sides with the splendid view of the Eiffel Tower while the central part has an incredible fountain with its 20 water cannons that gives a remarkable display.

Each year Bastille Day or justle quatorze Juillet is celebrated with zeal and zest and this year the garden hosts July 14th fireworks display.

Parc de Bercy

41 rue Paul Belmondo — 75012 Paris: Metro 14, 6, Bus 24 64

Parc de Bercy is located in 12th arrondissement on Cour Saint-Emilion, Bercy. Located in the heart of Paris, this place is a perfect place to stroll through for a walk with your better half. The largest concert venue, Bercy Arena in Paris sits on its one side and Jardin Romantique is located on its other end. Quite often various film lovers visit Cinémathèque française.

This garden is perfect for families and is a perfect place for the Parisians to unwind.

Parc de Bagatelle

Route de Sèvres à Neuilly — 75016 Paris: Metri 1, Bus 244 43

This 18th-century landscape is located in the 16th arrondissement. Famous for it’s an exquisite rose garden and the romantic scenery, it gives a perfect place for relaxing and walking. This magnificent garden has more than 10,000 rose bushes with 1200 unique species.

Every year this park hosts classic and modern events and exhibitions, the park hosts Week-end de la rose in June 2020.

Parc Georges Brassens

2 place Jacques Marette — 75015 Paris:Metro 13, Bus 89 95

It is located in 15th arrondissement on Porte de Vanves, Georges Brassens (Tram). This garden is a perfect place for relaxing and walking with a river, belvedere and a little bridge. The Monfort Théâtre is the center of the Parc Georges Brassens that offers a multidisciplinary program that consists of circus, theatre, and dance. Every week book lovers flock into this place for the second-hand book market.

The place is named after a famous poet and singer — Georges Charles Brassens.

Parc Martin Luther King

147 rue Cardinet — 75017 Paris: Metro 13, Bus 31 54 66 74

With its rich and varied ecosystem, this park is located in the 17th arrondissement on Porte de Clichy, Pont Cardinet (Transilien). This garden is rich in water margin plants and aquatic plants include bulrushes, reeds, iris, and water lilies.

Throughout the year children come here to enjoy the play area and the sports ground. Children mostly love the water pound.

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

Face au 21 boulevard de Ménilmontant — 75020 Paris: Metro 2,3, 9, Bus 26 69

The last one on our list of 25 top Parisian gardens is Cimetière du Père Lachaise. It is located in the 20th arrondissement of Père Lachaise, Gambetta. It is the most visited gardens in Paris and thousands of tourists and Parisons flock into it every year. The visitors discover the graves of famous people along the promenade.

The cemetery of the garden is a mix between the English park and shrine. The best time of the year to explore the cemetery is autumn when the trees turn red and bright yellow.

Final Thoughts

You’ll never have an awsome experience in any part of the world like walking in a beautiful Parisian garden, reading a book, enjoying a picnic with families or friends. Make it sure you choose the above list of gardens as they’re the best parks and gardens in Paris and explore each of them while knowing their historical background.

To discover more about Paris, follow this: The Fundamental Paris Travel Guide.

Sources:

Jardin du Luxembourg is featured”….Jardin du Luxembourg — Wikipedia

“In the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries”….Jardin Des Tuileries — Wikipedia

“In 1855 Napoleon III chose” ….Jardin Des Champ Elysees — Wikipedia

“Originally, the Champ de Mars was”….Champs De Mars — Wikipedia

“Since 24 March 1993, entire garden”….Jardin Des Plantes— Wikipedia

“Heart of park is an artificial”…Parc des Buttes Chaumont — Wikipedia

“Parc de la Villette completed in 1987”…Parc de la Villette — Wikipedia

“The Place des Vosges originally”…Place des Vosges— Wikipedia

“The park came from an old windmill”…Parc Montsouris — Wikipedia

“The garden contains Egyptian”…Parc Monceau — Wikipedia

“The Promenade plantée is an extensive”…Coulée Verte — Wikipedia

“Parc floral is a part of Bois de Vincennes”…Parc floral — Wikipedia

“Parc de Belleville is located on the hill”…Parc de Belleville — Wikipedia

“Next to the Château de Vincennes”…Bois de Vincennes — Wikipedia

“The park hosted Ballon Generali”….Parc André Citroën — Wikipedia

“Jardin du Palais Royal is a”…. Jardin du Palais Royal — Wikipedia

“Jardin du Carrousel”….Jardin du Carrousel— The Garden Guide

“She doesn’t drink”….Jardin des plante — Wikipedia

“Parc de Bercy is linked”….Parc de Bercy — Wikipedia

“The Bagatelle rose garden”…Parc de Bagatelle — Wikipedia

“Parc Martin Luther King is” …Parc Martin Luther King — Wikipedia

“It is named for French popular singer” ….Parc Georges Brassens — Wikipedia

“The Père Lachaise”…Cimetière du Père Lachaise — Wikipedia

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