Parisian parks and gardens

From the small neighborhood square to the Parisian woods, there are more than 500 green spaces spread across the twenty arrondissements of the City of Light.

Paris, jardin alpin du jardin des Plantes © MNHN - F-G Grandin

Paris is particularly renowned for its monuments and gastronomy, but it also has some great parks and gardens. In total, the urban area boasts 2,300 hectares of greenery. With small public gardens, secret havens, big modern parks and the woods of Paris, the Parisian capital has no less than 500 parks and gardens in its 20 arrondissements. Each cultivates its own style and history: the very intimate Jardin du Palais-Royal, the vast Parc de la Villette, the romanticism of the Parc de Bagatelle or the unusual Petite Ceinture… every park and garden in Paris has an identity of its own!

Nature in Paris : this essential dossier has all the information on parks, gardens and green areas in Paris and the Paris region for you to go out and discover.

Parc de La Villette - Plein Air

Exhibition and Trade Show venue
211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris, 75019

Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the largest urban......

Jardin des Tuileries

Park, garden, promenade
Place de la Concorde, Paris, 75001

The Tuileries Gardens take their name from the tile factories which previously stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici......

Jardin d'Acclimatation

Leisure park
Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

Enjoy a unique experience at the new Jardin d'Acclimatation. Situated between Porte de Neuilly and Porte des Sablons, at the edge......

Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris

Park, garden, promenade
Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris, 75012

Opened in 1969, the Parc Floral de Paris changes with the seasons, and is popular with plant and nature lovers. Along with the......

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Park, garden, promenade
1-7 rue Botzaris, Paris, 75019

The Buttes-Chaumont Park, in the north-east of Paris, is one of the biggest and original green spaces in Paris, measuring 25......

Bois de Boulogne

Park, garden, promenade
Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

A former hunting ground for the Kings of France, the Bois de Boulogne has become the largest spot for relaxation in the west of......

Bois de Vincennes

Park, garden, promenade
Bois de Vincennes, Paris, 75012

The Bois de Vincennes is the capital's second largest 'green lung', after the Bois de Boulogne. It is located in the east of......

Parc Montsouris

Park, garden, promenade
2 rue Gazan, Paris, 75014

The Parc Montsouris is one of the largest green spaces in Paris. It is located in the 14th arrondissement, between rue d'Alésia......

Parc Monceau

Park, garden, promenade
35 boulevard de Courcelles, Paris, 75008

The construction of Parc Monceau dates back to the 17th century, under the orders of the Duke of Chartres. Situated in the 8th......

Jardin du Luxembourg

Park, garden, promenade
Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard, Paris, 75006

Situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli......

Coulée verte René-Dumont

Park, garden, promenade
Avenue Daumesnil, Paris, 75012

Created in 1988 by Philippe Mathieux and Jacques Vergely on the former railway line, which linked Place de la Bastille to......

Roseraie du Val-de-Marne

Park, garden, promenade
Rue Albert Watel, L'Haÿ-les-Roses, 94240

This garden, the idea of Jules Gravereaux, was designed by landscape gardener Édouard André in 1899 and comprises 3,177 varieties......

Parc Clichy-Batignolles - Martin Luther King

Park, garden, promenade
147 rue Cardinet, Paris, 75017

A park full of surprises: laid out with many original areas, like the Jardin du rail, with its deckchairs, a play area for......

La Petite Ceinture

Park, garden, promenade
Dans les 12e, 13e, 14e, 15e, 16e, 17e, 18e, 19e et 20e arrondissements, Paris, 75

The Petite Ceinture is a former double-track railway line that used to run around Paris within the boulevards des Maréchaux. Its......

Domaine national du Palais Royal

Park, garden, promenade
Place Colette, Paris, 75001

Created by the Cardinal Richelieu in 1633, the Palais Royal and its gardens, just a short walk from the Louvre, housed royal......

Parc du Champ-de-Mars

Park, garden, promenade
Quai Branly - Avenue de la Motte Picquet, Paris, 75007

Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it......

Parc de Bagatelle - Jardin botanique de Paris

Park, garden, promenade
Bois de Boulogne - Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Paris, 75016

The Parc de Bagatelle, situated at the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, is one of the City of Paris’s four botanical gardens.......

Jardin Tino Rossi

Park, garden, promenade
2 quai Saint-Bernard, Paris, 75005

You can enjoy a walk along the waterfront at the Jardin Tino Rossi. It stretches along the Seine riverbanks, from the Institut du......