Parc de Sceaux

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fabinico
Paris, France318 contributions
This public park used to belong to Colbert, one of Louis XIV's main Ministers, and was designed by Andre Le Notre, the landscaper for the Versailles gardens. This explains why the Parc de Sceaux is a little like Versailles gardens in miniature. There are "jardins à la française", many fountains, and a large canal.

Apart of course from strolling through the different areas, there are several events organised during the year, like chamber music concerts in the orange garden, or candle illuminations in the evening. Check their website.

There is plenty of room but if you want some peace, avoid sunny and hot weekend afternoons.

The easiest way to get there is with the train RER B from the center of Paris. But you can also bike there from the Montparnasse area over the "Coulée verte". It's quite an adventure !
Written August 25, 2020
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Leesa G
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica434 contributions
Friends
This gem of a park is not far from Paris and actually on a straight shot on the RER B, you can be here quickly and easily with a 10- 15 minute walk from either Bourg la Reine, Parc de Sceaux or Plessis Robinson train stop!

What is SOOOO wonderful about this park is that is almost identical to the Chateau de Versailles Parc but NOT a tourist park, so this one is free and mostly locals come here. It is beautiful at any time of the year... it's a great place to come to have a great walk, exercise (run, job, bike), to admire the beauty of the park in so many different sections of the park. There is the Grand Canal which takes you around this lavish canal... and you can pass through the woods, as well, on the parcours for runners... There are two different spots which are home to two cherry orchards- white and pink... which normally are in full bloom around mid-April (depending on the season that year) and last for about two weeks... This is a SIGHT to see in itself and truly worth the walk to see it.. So many people come here to picnic on a sunny day when the pink (Japanese) ornamental cherry trees are in full bloom! Simply breath-taking! Take your cameras with you!!
There are three kiosks where you can sit down and have a coffee or a cool drink. I love the one by the chateau, but all three are great and the employees are very nice and friendly!

There is a HUGE chateau which serves as a museum, the beautiful ornate gardens in front of the chateau with the broidery hedges, just recently redone this past year, in a project in which the went back to the traditional garden design of eariler centuries, there are pictures and explainations posted in front to read about.
The park features enlarged photos on exhibit a few times a year, next to the chateau...
There is also the period of Open Air Opera in the Park in July, which occurs on a yearly basis as part of the Summer Festivals around France.

There are sooo many amazing area to explore in this park that my review simply won't cover them all! So, you'll just have to come and see for yourself!
Enjoy! This is indeed and by far, my FAVOURITE park in all of the Paris region.
Written September 16, 2014
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aruenka
Brussels, Belgium124 contributions
Couples
It is a must-see during spring - especially now (mid-April), when there are blossoming trees! Park is quite big, the blossoming trees are on the right side of the park, looking from the Sceaux entrance (where the chateaux is). There are actually two parts of blossoming trees gardens - first "square" (before the center of the canals) are the famous pink ones, and the next "square" (after the center of the canals) are beautiful white ones. Be aware of the crowds - there are plenty of people hanging out in those two particular areas. There is also park of sports, with lots of green area (and several pink and white blossoming trees as well). Pets are welcome in the park, and there is even the dog-park part. During other seasons, park is nice for walking or picnicking, but not that much interesting.
Written April 10, 2017
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~littleFIRE~
Ballycastle, UK424 contributions
Surprise your friends by visiting this out of town Paris destination. Sceaux is on the RER B going south east and means its only 20 minutes ish from ST Michel or 25 mins from Chatelet les halles. Sceax is pronouned Soooo or Sewww depending on your accent)

Parc de Sceaux is a ten min walk through the centre of Sceaux village (suburban village) past the village church (worth a little look) and the market - there is also a good cafe bar at the market entrance and we had lunch there and can be recommended as good parisian fare, ! Entrance to the Park is just across the street - this is a wonderful park on the style of paris city centre parks but much bigger - the chateau lying at the centre of the park is just a backdrop really as this park is all about walking people watching and taking in the magnificent views over the countryside. Dont be tempted to take a good french coffee in the park cafe near the chateau wait until you have a good walk and then you will feel you deserve it !

Plenty of choice of walks start by just slowly walking around the laid out gardens in front of the chateau they are so photogenic. The venture further including down to the lake and fountains. If good weather certainly take a picnic there are also plenty of shaded spots if you are looking for shade if too sunny. Look out for exhibitions on in the orangerie too check the internet to see if any thing on before your visit. On exit look to see if can leave near the orangerie and walk back to the market and to the centre along the road at the edge of the park some amazing large houses to view on your way !

By the way if you are a chocolate fan you will love your visit to Sceaux as Sceaux is the home to the very first chocolate shop of the chocolatier and chocolate artist Patrick Roger - check out his shop on the main street of Sceaux - some very nice other shops in the village on your way back from the park including a bread/bun shop.
Written September 4, 2019
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XianPR
Sceaux, France133 contributions
Solo
The park has a 5k perimeter, which means one can run at least 10k without getting bored. Plus some of the routes are in the tree, which makes for a change in this otherwise orderly park. And the views are stunning and mostly closed from the cities around, which makes running even more pleasant. The only drag is that the park opens late and closes early in the Winter.
Written February 18, 2015
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ruthjanet2016
Northampton, UK223 contributions
Use RER B from Paris, make sure you catch the train that stops at Parc Sceaux. Turn left out of the station, take the first turning on the right after the little roundabout, keep to the left to the end of the road, turn right. Walk about 100m and the entrance is on the left hand side of the road.
Walk through the lovely park, along the canal, in mid-April, and see the magnificent cherry blossom. Take a picnic and enjoy the most amazing cherry blossom; beautiful old trees laden with blossom, boughs bending towards the grass. Lie on the grass and look up through the blossom to the blue sky above. Join lots of Parisian families and friends revelling in the beauty.
Walk along the canal and enjoy the grove of delicate white cherry blossom-very few people leave the fluffy pink blossom to enjoy the beautiful white trees, but it is worth walking the 20m along the canal to enjoy it.
The gardens are free, there are lots of kiosks where you can get coffee and sandwiches and there are free toilets.
A thoroughly magical experience.
Written April 13, 2019
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4x4Medic
George, South Africa407 contributions
Family
On our visit to Paris we found accommodation in the southern part of the metropolitan city. Our hosts recommended the park. We thought that we will simply walk through the park on our way to the station. What a big surprise! It is a huge and beautiful park. Spend the day! At the top end it connects to the town and many restaurants. A true gem in the middle of a city. We will return to this part of town and budget time for the park.
Written September 9, 2017
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Michael H
Napier, New Zealand837 contributions
Couples
We had a fantastic day with friends walking around the gardens...very impressive...found out later the garden was designed by André Le Nôtre, who designed and oversaw the construction of the garden at Versailles. Well worth the 30min train ride on the RER from Paris.
Written September 20, 2015
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saoyama
蓮田市, 埼玉県8 contributions
Family
Probably one of the best parks designed by Le Notre near Paris but outside of it. I mean it's not urban like Palais des Tuileries; not touristic like Chateau Versaille; and, not too far away like Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. It's reasonably large but quite manageable. You can take a few hours to walk around and feel the French garden. If you want to see more nature, then you should go to Parc Saint Cloud.
Written March 18, 2015
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Theron C
Mukilteo, WA325 contributions
Couples
Walking from the RER to the Parc de Sceaux is a pleasant and short trip! The first thing you see are trees and then a fantastic view of the gardens opens up before you! There are pathways in many directions and a new vista appears at almost every turn. We stopped at the outdoor cafe near the mansion and the view down the hill and beyond was so relaxing that I settled there while my wife went over to tour the mansion! When she returned to the cafe we found a trail with secluded benches and enjoyed a picnic lunch while the birds went about their lives nearby. No pigeons for a change. The visit to this park will be remembered as a highlight of our month long visit to France.
Written July 21, 2014
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