The city of Paris is a delicate fusion of history, art, and culture. The assortment of historical monuments, art galleries, and places has made numerous visitors to embark on a Paris tour. The city purely symbolizes the spirit of the famed French romance through its numerous lavishly designed and laid out parks.
The parks of Paris are renowned across the world like its famed monuments. They are some of the best in the world taking consideration of their design and size.
Parisians and the visitors often spend their time in these parks for relaxation and taking a stroll from the hustle and bustle of the city. Besides, these parks contain a rich collection of flora and fauna, thereby making Paris one of the greenest cities in the world. Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and famed parks located in the city that you should definitely explore in your Paris tour this summer.
Jardin des Tuileries
Known as Paris’ oldest and largest parks, the Jardin des Tuileries is known for its rich history and lavishly laid out gardens. In fact, the sheer beauty of this garden has made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Catherine de’ Medici is credited with the creation of this beautiful garden and was a part of the Tuileries Palace back on 1564. The garden consists of numerous graveled paths and carefully manicured lawns making it an ideal location for relaxation and leisurely walks.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Located in the sixth arrondissement of Paris, the Jardin du Luxembourg, also known as the Luxembourg Garden, is yet another beautifully laid out park in Paris. Created by Marie de’ Medici in 1612, the Luxembourg Garden is renowned for its incredible collection of artwork and sculptures beside its lavish walkways. Visitors can enjoy a lot of activities in the park such as sail boating, pony rides, and watching Guignol puppet shows during their Paris tour.
This park is unlike any other and is known for a mix of different cultures presented in the form of the architecture. It consists of an Egyptian pyramid, Venetian bridge, Chinese pagoda, and Corinthian pillars. Located in the eighth arrondissement, Parc Monceau is known for its English mannered style and hosts many century old trees. The park is one of the best places to take a leisurely stroll and experience the stillness of nature.
Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
Laying across 10 acres this park is the perfect place for relaxation and is situated away from the city. The park bears a distinctive character with its different sections that represent the gardens of various countries. The park also hosts a Japanese tea ceremony at its Pavillon du the’ on Tuesdays and Sundays, and that must be included in your Paris tour itinerary.