The seven best places in Paris to escape the concrete jungle…
If you’re strolling around Belleville take a minute to check out the Parc de Belleville off of Rue Couronnes. The highest point of this parc, largely overlooked by tourists, a gazebo, offers an amazing vantage point over the entire city. Absolutely breathtaking!
Protruding from the heart of old Paris, this très hip patch of green is not only one of the liveliest jungles around, it also boasts a picturesque collection of waterfalls, cliffs, and caves. Also a great place to admire the rooftops of Paris. If you’re around in the early evening, peek into La Rosa Bonheur, a trendy bar located inside of the park near the Botzaris entrance.
The product of the madness of the Duke of Orléans, who wanted to create a ‘land of illusions’ combined with the gentrification promoted by the Baron Haussman who later converted it into an elegant English-style garden. Romanticism at its best!
A wonderful place to dive into the rich history of the capital from Louis XIV to François Mitterand. Lavish sculptures and fountains lend the gardens the feel of a veritable outdoor museum.
Follow in the footsteps of great thinkers and head to this beautiful garden, which today houses the French senate. The parks charm has inspired French philosophers and big names in literature alike whose statues crown the various flowerbeds as a reminder of their muse. Today, students, chess players, and pigeons compete over the grounds. Typical!
Tucked between the Zoo and the Museum of National History, this garden encompasses various spaces sampling different ecosystems of the world. You’ll find over 1,000 species of animals in the menagerie at one end and an extensive gallery dedicated to the evolutionary history at the other. All in all a world of wonder for big and small!
Two and a half times the size of Central Park, this former forest was converted to a park by Napoléon III. Replete with lakes and ponds, it also features the Jardin d’Acclimation known for its capacious menagerie.
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