The sunny days are returning and with them the urge to head out with a basket of goodies and a chequered tablecloth and find a quiet but pretty piece of ground where you can enjoy a delightful picnic. In Paris, the choice of places for a happy luncheon on the grass is wide and plentiful. Your Hotel Paris France particularly recommends the Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin du Luxembourg or the Jardin des Plantes!
The Jardin des Tuileries, right next to the Louvre
The Jardin des Tuileries with its extensive lawns, wide avenues and impressive octagonal pool is a peaceful place that has some lovely sun-dappled corners that are picnic perfect. This central park in the 1st arrondissement offers a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower, the Orsay Museum and the Champs-Élysées.
The Jardin du Luxembourg; ideal for a picnic in the sun
Breathe in some fresh air and have lunch in this splendid public park designed around a huge pool, beautiful lawns and flower beds that together resemble the composition of an exquisitely colourful painting. The Jardin du Luxembourg remains one of the favourite green spaces for Parisians and visitors who like to enjoy an al fresco meal or a fabulous springtime feast while enjoying a view of the striking Palais du Luxembourg and the monumental fountain sparkling in the sunshine before it. You can also take the time to enjoy some family activities such as a beekeeping workshop at the park’s large apiary or a puppet show.
The Jardin des Plantes; lunch with the animals
Your children will always remember their picnic in the Jardin des Plantes! The idyllic and verdant setting of this haven of peace in the heart of the 5th arrondissement adjoins one of the oldest zoos in the world, where more than 200 species of animals live. Cleverly landscaped with picnic tables, the Jardin des Plantes offers you precious moments of sharing and the assurance of an unforgettable outdoor repast.
Heading out on the spur of the moment? Don’t worry, because all the parks have snack bars so you can simply fill your picnic basket at the last minute!
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