Nature & parks in Paris

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Nature & Parks in Paris

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  • Kirk E
    Santa Fe, NM1,040 contributions
    I'll admit to a bias. The Luxembourg Gardens are not only my favorite park in Paris -- they're the most beautiful and relaxing I've yet visited in a lifetime of travel. Whenever I'm in the city, I always make it a point to spent at least one whole afternoon here, strolling the extensive and magnificently landscaped grounds, reading by the fountain, maybe taking in an exhibit at the adjoining museum. No matter how many times I've lingered there, something new always presents itself.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • rentcar
    Norway14 contributions
    all our friends had told us about these small cruises on the Seine to have another image of Paris, it was exceptional, in our turn we strongly recommend these very well organized small cruises
    Written January 19, 2023
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  • Donsafe
    Canterbury, UK1,054 contributions
    This is a superb park and still alive with Parisian culture, despite tourist popularity.
    I used to spend time in the area researching George Orwell, who used to work as a dishwasher in a grand hotel close to the park.
    I'm an author and I visited on this occasion in order to do some final research for a book of short stories - People I've Met On The Road. I felt this park was exactly the kind of spot to give me inspiration about life in old Paris at the turn of the century and also since then. In the 1960's when I used to come here, it was popular with hippies and people even sunbathed naked. One does not see this now!
    There are plenty of excellent cafes and bistros in this area. Too many to list here. I recommend spending a full day in the area. If you are on a small budget, bring a picnic and a bottle of wine to enjoy in the park. But please don't leave any rubbish 😁
    Mark
    Written January 16, 2023
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  • Pati2804
    49 contributions
    Absolutely Gorgeous. We visited whilst waiting for our hotel check in to begin on a rainy january morning. There were lots of people out on their daily run, plenty of benches to sit on and loads of amazing landscapes to look at. A fantastic walk and gorgeous scenery - can just imagine how amazing it all looks in the summer.
    Written January 20, 2023
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia25,355 contributions
    The location of the island of Cite is such that a city could not have arisen around. an island in the middle of the river is an ideal place to hide from invaders, robbers and other enemies. Therefore, Cite is the cradle of the city. True, a burnt-out cradle... The only problem is that apart from Notre Dame de Paris, only the oldest prison in Paris, the Conciergerie Castle and the Sainte-Chapelle, built in 1245-1248, remained from medieval buildings here. With Notre Dame, sung by Hugo, restored by Violette-Le-Duc and burned under Macron, everything is clear. A fence, a photo of a fire on it and unclear prospects for opening, despite generous donations from global concerns and local nouveau riche. A symbol of France, which has become its shame. The Conciergerie Castle is famous for the oldest operating city clock (more than 600 years old) and its prisoner, Marie Antoinette. The one who, in response to the message that the French poor have no bread, advised them to eat cakes. The Sans-Culottes did not appreciate the Austrian humor (she was the daughter of Maria Theresa) and sent Marie Antoinette to the guillotine six months after her husband Louis XVI. The Queen's chamber is the main attraction of the Conciergerie, although Charlotte Corday, who killed Marat in the bathtub, the chemist Lavoisier and the leaders of the Jacobins Danton and Robespierre, went to the guillotine from here. in general, so-so attraction. Opposite the Sainte-Chapelle is a masterpiece of French high Gothic. 70% authentic. Unfortunately, not only you will know about this, so get ready for queues. there is nothing else medieval on the island. Pompous Palais de Justice, built in the XIX century on the site of the old royal palace. The western part of the island boasts the place Dauphine and the monument to Henry IV. A copy, the original was broken during the revolution. The pretty square du Vert-Galant is located behind the monument. The epithet in the title - "gallant" - refers to the same Huguenot Henry IV, a famous womanizer, but at the same time the most sympathetic of the French kings. But the kindest pope left a mark on the eastern part of the island in the square of John XXIII. You will be surprised, but the bronze pope who looks at Rive Gauche is not him, but the Pole John Paul II. Why is that? There are a lot of oddities in Paris... Next to the square there is a semi-underground Deportation Memorial, a monument to 200,000 Frenchmen sent to German concentration camps.
    Written January 15, 2023
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  • Nicholas D
    Lisbon, Portugal26 contributions
    Paris at Christmas time was a blast. Weather was around freezing for the first couple of days, but then the rain came and it went up to around 50F/10C. Christmas markets all over town. The best ones were at les Tuileries, l'Hotel de Ville, and la Tour Eiffel. Beware that the goods at those markets, including the food, are priced much higher than elsewhere.
    Written December 25, 2022
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  • ECKLKualaLumpur
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,398 contributions
    What a wonderful gift to the city especially Parisians in the 12th arrondissement and the Quinze-Vingts district. Certainly not a tourist hotspot by any means although this repurposed elevated train track MUST have provided inspiration to the creators of the popular Highline in New York City and Seoul Skypark - both defunct city infrastructure repurposed as contemporary public parks.

    The ignominious entrance behind the Opera Bastille service entrance & carpark certainly does not befit such a lovely urban element. But once on top, the continuous aerial views of the surrounding neighborhoods are unique and another wonderful way to see the city. It is so relaxing and peaceful like a veritable oasis in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

    Park users in the early morning are sparse, mostly confined to joggers and locals walking their pets. You may also encounter the odd homeless Parisian. It takes an hour to stroll leisurely through the entire length and it is never dull and actually quite photogenic. As a visitor to this amazing city, this would be so ideal for an early outing to collect thoughts before hitting the museums and galleries.
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia17,141 contributions
    However it is incredibly busy especially around lunch, time, we love coming here with our ham and cheese baguette in hand, to sit under the leafy greenery, even though it is busy, there always seems to be a spare seating.
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • otl
    Welwyn, UK98 contributions
    Lovely place for a walk and definitely worth a visit. The gardens are really well looked after and when we were there they were replanting some of the beds to keep the place fresh. Around the outside of the garden there are other places to visit also. The palaeontology museum looked interesting through the windows, but we didn’t have time to visit. We did , however, visit the menagerie which was a delight. It has some unusual animals in it, and we spent more time there than we had anticipated.
    If you want a relaxing place to visit, go to one of the local boulangeries, collect something decent for lunch, buy a coffee at the cafe and find a quiet corner to sit and enjoy your feast.
    Written October 14, 2022
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI710 contributions
    Parc Monceau was an attraction to several Impressionist artists who painted en plein air more than once in their careers. And no wonder! It's a beautiful city park with numerous attractions: statues of famous French figures, including Chopin playing at his piano; Roman colonnade; Egyptian pyramid; Rialto bridge; Renaissance arch from the Paris City Hall; and others. There is a carousel, playground, walking paths, a concession stand (yummy gelato!), and other amenities. The Parc is surrounded by luxury apartment houses and mansions, some housing arts museums. The day we were there, the Parc was filled with people. The only drawback was the benches being unfit for sitting; too many birds in the vicinity!!
    Written October 21, 2022
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  • Chris
    Belfast, UK19 contributions
    This is a wonderful park in Paris which has scenics views and a beautiful lake in the middle. We completed the parkrun here which was a great experience also and highly recommended!
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • Chris D
    New Westminster, Canada3,061 contributions
    Not surprisingly, I suppose, Paris is full of people, many of whom seem to be in a hurry to get somewhere else. The hectic pace wears on us small town folk. So, I was DELIGHTED to come across this large patch of green space where it is possible to sit, meditate, and absorb all one has seen and experienced.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Barbara S
    Krakow, Poland1,683 contributions
    If departing from Musee d'Orsay you go thorugh several locks always upwarts. It's interesting to see the water level changes and going up within just a few minutes. A fasting part of the journey is the itinerary under the Bastille.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • tk3232
    Sugar Land, TX3,754 contributions
    The park de Bagatelle is part of the Bois de Boulogne, known to everyone from childhood through the works of the writer A. Dumas - the father, the "Three Musketeers", and so on. It is one of the four sites of the City of Paris Botanical Gardens, was home to several horticultural and botanical collections over the years, and now stretches out over 25 hectares.
    Getting there? Hmmm... Get off at the metro station Pont de Neuilly and now think - walk for 20-25 minutes to the park or take an Uber. We took an Uber, which cost us 8-9 euros one way (and also went back to the metro). Our decision saved us energy for a long walk in the park, which took at least 3 hours to visit.

    Park is gorgeous, well-groomed, with a variety of flora for every taste, here you feel not only the beauty of nature, but also peace and quiet away from the hectic Parisian streets. You are on the outskirts of the city, next to a real wild forest. Many proud and beautiful peacocks come straight to you without fear, hedgehogs and rabbits, wondrous singing birds, unusual trees all over the world and, of course, roses, roses, roses...
    Bagatelle park has two rose gardens: the landscape rose garden and the classic one. Created between 1905 and 1907 on an old equestrian arena, 43 turfed flowerbeds bordered with boxwood bring together the most beautiful varieties of rosebushes in all of their forms: rose bushes, shrub roses, climbing and rambling roses trained on arbours an pylons. And of course it is impossible to resist to breathe in the aroma of each of them...beauty and inspiration....By the way, at the entrance to the park, we were charged 2.50 euros for a visit. The park is open daily from 9-30 am to 8 pm (hours are shorter in the winter season).
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • nursebelle
    London, UK86 contributions
    Our new fave Paris park! So much fun for our children 9yrs & 11yrs. Paris Zoo (which is of a really great standard), row boats, lake, playgrounds, trees, nature. We loved it & will definitely return!
    Written August 13, 2022
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