Gardens in Paris

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Gardens in Paris

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  • jane
    Norwich, UK50 contributions
    Walked round here and everything was very neat and pretty even though it was a cold February day. Lots of chairs to sit, places to get a coffee and chairs everywhere. I bet it’s fabulous in the summer.
    Written February 5, 2024
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  • Myo M
    Coquitlam, Canada24,686 contributions
    After coming down the short stairway from the west side of the square in front of the Louvre Museum (with also a fairly great-sized & elaborate-designed gate to go through to get to the top of the stairs) was just a straight walk along the "main pathway" for about half an hour at a leisure pace (maybe just half that time at a brisk pace) where I actually also made a brief stop at the "circular pool" at about halfway along the path and sat down in one of many lounge chairs right around the pool which yes was my "best memory" of this garden although really also memorable about this site are its "many statues" along both sides of the main pathway & also around the "2 circular pools" (yes with also "lawns with flowers" on both sides of the pathway but in such "fairly minimal" quantity of flowers so as to describe this site as more of a "garden of statues" in my opinion).

    And so, on this "outdoor day" with mainly outdoor sites (after two days at some prominent "structural sites") was first starting the day right in front of the Louvre (for some photo-ops with the "glass pyramid") then heading to the Cite Island & the Notre-Dame (a good decision I would say to get to visit the "Roman site" underground right in front of the Cathedral) followed by the way back to the Louvre and the way down to this site; then yes after leaving here from the "west gate" (just past the 2nd "circular pool") was arriving at the 'big open area" of Place de la Concorde with a "Karnak-like" column (although yes actually not recognizing it at the time this column in the middle of an area like a big roundabout as compared to the one seen previously at the Karnak Temple in Luxor) followed by about a 45-minute walk along the Champs-Elysees Avenue (also at a similar leisure pace as at this garden and also a brief stop at the "statue of de Gaulle" along the way) with the "final stop of the day" at the Arc de Triomphe where I went up to the "top deck" (and pretty much just in time for the show of "blinking lights" at the Eiffel Tower from its top to bottom at about 7 pm).
    Written February 11, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
    One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to take a long walk in this elevated park. It used to be a railroad line stretching out to the suburbs, long abandaoned, but then turned into a lovely linear park. It connects up with a couple of other much wider parks further east and one can walk all the way out to the Peripherique. Some clever planting along the way.
    Written January 24, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
    Come and hang out here like Louis XIV did when he was a kid. He played in the fountains. You should sit in one of the garden chairs and gaze at the fountains. Or you can imagine yourself as Colette in an apartment on this pretty square protecting her husband from the Nazis during WWII. This is a gorgeous part of the city, at least a walk through.
    Written January 25, 2024
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, DC1,038 contributions
    Visited for the annual illumination show over the holidays - a nice light show with a theme that changes annually. Worth visiting for the annual light show (usually goes for a few months during winter months), and then seeing the gallery as well. A very good setup and nice for walking through at night for the light show, but also during the day. Lots of history here as well and you're right by the Natural History Museum too. Easily accessible via 10 Line metro (via Austerlitz station or Jussieu). Good for all ages - stroller and handicap chair accessible.
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
    Left over from a big international expo, this is a big space with massive fountains (be careful on a windy day you could get wet) and some elaborate landscaping. The Eiffel Tower looms over it. Magnificent town planning, makes for a long stroll, and can be hot in the sun.
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
    This is a very pretty little park at the west end of Ile de la Cite, down below Pont Neuf. Great place to sit and admire the river and bridge views, look up at the Louvre. When the river is very high, it gets flooded.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
    My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to Le Cabonan for some beers on a beautiful spring afternoon and passed through Square Des Batignolles ,a park I always enjoyed visiting on previous holidays to Paris ,always thought this park was beautiful but on my latest visit it looks even more beautiful .
    Quite a large park area ,it covers roughly about four acres ,lots of interesting features in the park ,water features including a mini waterfall ,fountains,glasshouses ,carousel and a cafe ,well laid out garden area's,it's a very historic park being laid out in 1879,through the park is a walkway called Allee Barbara named in honour of singer Monique Andree Serf ( 1930-1997 ) who mentioned Square Des Batignolles in some of her famous songs which is a path that brings you through the park letting you take in the great views ,in the park are all manner of wildlife such as ducks and giant carp ,it's just a great park to check out if you're in the vibrant Quartier Des Batignolles .
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • soinic
    Lux.2,209 contributions
    Located close to the beautiful place des Vosges, this garden is a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle.

    Walk through the well kept small garden, chill, have a look at the buildings around and leave through the huge portal/porte cochère.
    (Palais/Hôtel de Sully couldn't be visited inside, but garden is free to visit).
    Written September 7, 2023
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  • Mazinger Z1
    Melbourne, Australia71 contributions
    Great place to do a picnic or to bring children to play.

    You will be greeted by a huge atmospheric weather balloon (gigantic) in the middle of the park. This is surrounded by a 1.5 metre waterway (there abouts) where children bring their toy boats to play with.

    You can see the top of the Eiffel tower from this park (it is very close to it). France TV building is almost next to this park too.

    There is a children playground and a couple of ping pong tables (bring you own racquets and ball). There is a cafeteria next to the big balloon with the usual drink offerings (no alcohol) and quick snacks.
    Written September 4, 2019
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
    Walking around the wonderful 3rd Arrondissement on a beautiful spring afternoon I passed through Square Du Temple-Elie Wiesel and what a great find.
    Established in 1857 , this was one of 24 city squares created by George Eugene Haussmann and Jean Charles Adolphe Alphand .
    This park stands on the site of a medieval fortress built by the Knights Templar ,used as a prison during the French Revolution and eventually demolished in the 19th century ,today it's a beautiful park area that's just so serene ,it's named in honour of renowned Romanian born American writer ,professor ,political activist ,noble laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel,it's most definitely a park to check out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Rue De Bretagne .

    Written June 6, 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,452 contributions
    Literally a hidden, the entrance can bee easily missed, however once in it opens a up to a lovely park garden area, that is perfect to have lunch.
    Written January 4, 2022
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  • David
    Madrid, Spain4,091 contributions
    Wooded area on the banks of the Seine River (rive rauche), very close to the botanical garden. ideal to rest after a walk arond the city.

    Tino Rossi was a very popular singer in the twentieth century.
    Written October 3, 2018
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  • AAD
    Olm, Luxembourg153 contributions
    We have been there just after noon. We found it nice that a lot of people came here to eat their lunch. A place to calm down in busy Paris.
    Written June 8, 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
    Best known as the regular site of a book fair. Former site of a slaughterhouse, thus the statues of beasts at the entrance. A newer park on the edge of Paris.
    Written September 4, 2018
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