The 3rd arrondissement, located in the heart of the capital between the Centre Pompidou and the Place de la République, is most definitely urban. However, as you stroll around, you will discover beautiful oases of greenery that are very popular with Parisians. Here are the favourites of the Paris France Hotel team…
The Square du Temple – Elie Wiesel
The name of the Square du Temple is a hint about the district’s history. The land belonged to the Knights Templar in the 13th century and was the scene of a violent repression of those supposed heretics before being incorporated into the new walls of Paris in the 14th century. Today, the square is a beautiful English-style garden bordered by the elegant buildings of the Carreau du Temple and the 3rd arrondissement’s administrative centre. Magnificent trees from Asia and America flourish there. The bandstand dating from 1900, the waterfall, pond and gravelled paths are typical of 19th century Parisian squares. There is also a playground for children. Another advantage is that it’s located just a three-minute walk from the hotel!
Square Emile Chautemps and the Jardin Anne Frank
Near the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, the Square Emile Chautemps offers a typically Parisian atmosphere, with its chestnut trees shading wide paths bordering ponds. However, if you’re looking for a more intimate location, head along the discreet Impasse Berthaud to reach the Jardin Anne Frank. This magnificent space, completely isolated from the street, was formerly the garden of the Hotel de Saint-Aignan, the beautiful classical facade of which is well worth a look. It is divided into three distinct spaces: heather garden, living garden and historic garden.
The 3rd arrondissement has some lovely surprises in store for you with its squares and gardens. During your stay at the Paris France Hotel, treat yourself to a tranquil and relaxing break there before resuming your exploration of Paris.
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