The sunny days of spring are here and with them comes the urge to picnic. What could be better than lunch on the grass in the heart of Paris? But be warned; you’ll be spoiled for choice among the capital’s many beautiful green spaces! The Hotel Volney Opera offers some suggestions for perfect Parisian picnic locations...
The Jardin des Tuileries; a royal garden
Located between the Louvre Palace, the Rue de Rivoli, the Place de la Concorde and the Seine, this is the oldest and largest French-style garden in Paris. Statues by Maillol stand next to those of Giacometti and two sparkling ponds invite walkers to relax. A gorgeous spot for a picnic break in the dappled shade of venerable trees.
The Jardin de Reuilly; on the route of the Promenade Plantée
The Jardin de Reuilly is the largest landscaped public park in the 12th arrondissement. It boasts a large lawn spanned by a cable footbridge bearing the Promenade Plantée linear park. Around it are arranged themed gardens and a fountain that delivers both still and sparkling water. A bucolic setting in the heart of Paris that’s just right for a picnic.
The Parc André Citroën; the latest Parisian park
The Parc André Citroën is the capital’s newest park. A cutting-edge urban green space with great facilities, including games areas and children’s playgrounds as well as various exotic trees and plants, it offers a superb setting for a picnic. A major attraction is the tethered helium balloon that takes visitors high into the Parisian sky to enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the city!
The Parc du Champs de Mars; a great view of an iconic monument
The Parc du Champ de Mars offers a superb view of the Eiffel Tower. Parisians and tourists alike love this large green space where you can enjoy lunch on the lawn facing the Iron Lady and the Trocadero.
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