In almost every city that I visit, I like to find some beautiful parks. I love to find quiet places in a crowded city. Paris has lots of beautiful parks, and in this article, I’ll share my 5 favorite parks in Paris.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg is a large park to the south of the river Seine, within walking distance to the Pantheon and the Notre-Dame. The large pond in the center of the park is very notable and there are hundreds of chairs you can pick up, so you can sit wherever you want. Which is perfect, because you can decide whether you’d like to enjoy the sunshine or prefer to sit in the shade. Jardin du Luxembourg is a great place to relax after a long stroll in Paris. Don’t forget to bring a baguette for lunch.
Jardin des Tuileries
Close to the Louvre, you’ll find another large park: Jardin des Tuileries. It feels kinda arty, with lots of straight lines and colorful flowers. Here, you can also find chairs to relax on.
It’s also pretty cool to check out the center of the park. From here you can stand in a straight line with the Arc de Triomphe, the Obelisk on Place de la Concorde, Place du Carrousel (with a small version of the Arc de Triomphe) and the Pyramid of the Louvre.
Jardin des Palais Royal
In the proximity of Jardin des Tuileries, you can find a small park that’s also worth a visit: Jardin des Palais Royal. Besides nice benches, trees, and flowers, you can also find some cool pieces of art in this hidden gem in Paris. Like large balls that you can use for a mirror and weird black and white columns. A great place for some cool pictures for Instagram.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, northeast of the city center. It’s a park with a lot of height differences, and because of that, it has some cool bridges. In the middle of the park, you can see a steep rock with a little chapel. A great place to wander around, everywhere you look, you discover something new. You can also see the Sacre Coeur from this park, a view you won’t see from anywhere else in the city.
Place des Vosges
Last but not least is Place de Vosges, a small park in the neighborhood the Marais. Officially it’s a square (the oldest square in Paris), but there’s grass, trees, and a large fountain. It feels like a private garden, everywhere you look you’ll see historic Parisian buildings. A great place to relax!
These are my favorite parks in Paris! What is your favorite?
Where to sleep in Paris?
There are many many hotels in Paris, so you’ll always find a place to stay. I prefer to stay close to the Montmartre because I like to go to the Sacre Coeur at night to watch the sunset. I always use Booking.com to book a room. There are many options and it’s easy to compare prices.
These are my favorite hotels in Paris so far:
– Hôtel du Triangle d’Or: just a short walk to Jardin des Tuileries and Opera Garnier. Very nicely decorated with a musical theme.
– Hotel Diva Opera: just a 15-minute walk from Gare du Nord (which is very convenient if you travel to Paris by train) and a 20-minute walk to the Sacre Coeur. It’s a very cozy hotel in a quiet neighborhood, where you feel like living amongst the locals.
If you prefer to stay in Paris for a little longer than it’s nice to have your own apartment. In that case, booking through Airbnb is very convenient. Have you never booked anything through Airbnb before? Make sure to use this link to get a great discount on your first booking.
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