The parks and gardens of the right bank

In summer, it is nice to relax in a park to enjoy the sun, read, or watching people go by. Many Parisians like to find themselves for an aperitif and enjoy the warm summer nights. The right bank of Paris has some of the finest parks and gardens in Paris.

1/ The Buttes-Chaumont
In recent years, the Buttes Chaumont Park has become the hot spot ‘par excellence’, with its tavern Rosa Bonheur and view over Paris. Waterfall, cave, suspension bridge and lawns with free access make it an ideal place to unwind at the heart of the capital. For the record, the hill was originally a garbage dump that Napoleon III transformed into an idyllic park.

Open from 7am to 10pm in summer and from 7am to 8pm in winter.

The Buttes-Chaumont © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: David Lefranc

Le Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
1, rue Botzaris
75019 Paris
Metro: Buttes-Chaumont (line 7 bis).

2/ The Tuileries Garden
This French garden shaped by André Le Nôtre separates the Louvre from Place de la Concorde. We appreciate his long poetic alleys, two ponds near which it is good place to take a rest, or enjoy the magnificent statues by Rodin, Maillol and Giacometti. Many joggers jog by there every day. Every summer, the Tuileries Gardens hosts the Fête des Tuileries, ideal for families who want to eat cotton candy, take a tour of the big Ferris wheel, or try one of the many carousels or thrills.

Open from June 1 to August 31, 2015 from 7am to 11pm.

The Tuileries Garden © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: © Sarah Sergent

Le Jardin des Tuileries
Place de la Concorde
75001 Paris
Metro: Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12) or Tuileries (line 1).

3/ The Parc de Belleville
Located on the hill of Belleville in the 20th arrondissement, Parc de Belleville is known for its children’s play area particularly well designed, its outdoor theater and fountain cascade. For the record, the park has a long viticultural past and has a plan of vines of 250m2!

Open until 31 August 2015, from 8am to 9:30pm this week, and 9am to 9:30 pm on weekends.

The Parc de Belleville © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: Marc Verhille

Le Parc de Belleville (in French)
47, rue des Couronnes
75020 Paris
Metro: Couronnes (line 2), Pyrénées (line 11), or Belleville (lines 2 and 11).

4/ The Parc de la Villette
The Parc de la Villette is one of the most beloved of Parisian parks. Why is that so? It borders with the canal de l’Ourcq, and is surrounded by very good concert halls like the Zenith or the Trabendo. And as a bonus, there it always something going through the Grande Halle de la Villette, the Philharmonie de Paris, at the Cité des Sciences etc. In summer, the park hosts an outdoor cinema festival!

Open 24/24.

The Parc de la Villette © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: David Lefranc

Le Parc de la Villette
211, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de Pantin (line 5).

5/ Parc Monceau
Parc Monceau is one of the most beautiful of all the Parisian parks. Built in the seventeenth century under the leadership of the Duke of Chartres, it features a majestic entrance with large grids with gold embellished wrought iron. Walking through it, you will discover a Renaissance arcade from the old town hall, beautiful statues, a large fountain. It is also the ideal spot to study many species of birds. As a bonus, the park is located near many museums in Paris and the Champs-Elysées.

Open from 7am to 10pm in summer and from 7am to 8pm in winter.

Parc Monceau © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: Amélie Dupont

Le Parc Monceau
Boulevard de Courcelles
75008 Paris
Metro: Monceau (line 2).

6/ The Park de Bercy
The Park de Bercy is situated in a place of old wine warehouses. It has retained some traces from the past, track that used to transport the wine are still visible in the park. Located near the Gare de Lyon, this park is known for its biodiversity, especially for its small lake and island where ducks and nenuphars are splashing around. Bercy Park also has a beautiful rose garden. Located near Bercy Village, this green space can afford a moment of relaxation before or after a drink or a good restaurant in the neighborhood.

Open from 8am to 9:30pm (depending on season).

Parc de Bercy © Paris Tourist Office – Photographer: Jacques Lebar

Le Parc de Bercy
41, rue Paul Belmondo
75012 Paris
Metro: Gare de Lyon (lines 1 and 14) or Bercy (lines 6 and 14).


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