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Beautiful parks and gardens In Paris

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Taking a leisurely stroll through one of the many parks in Paris is a wonderful experience, with so much attention to detail and history, there’s always something new to discover in the parks and gardens. After a long day exploring the sights and museums, there’s nothing better than grabbing a baguette with some wine and relaxing in some of the most beautiful parks in Europe?

1. Parc Montsouris

Parc Montsouris

Parc Montsouris

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Located in the 14th, this 37-acre expanse of botanical gardens and beautifully manicured lawns was created by Adolphe Alphand. Incorporating artistic displays and sculptures that draw in people of all ages, it is a fantastic escape from the busy Parisian streets.

2. Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau

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Perhaps one of the most Romantic parks Paris has to offer, Park Monceau has been the source of inspiration for many artists, which include Claude Monet. With its traditional French formal garden style combined with modern cafes and children’s parks, makes this a favourite among locals and tourists.

3. Square du Vert-Galant

Square du Vert-Galant

Square du Vert-Galant

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Although this small garden doesn’t have the huge expanses of lawns and fountains that the other parks offer, its underlining intimacy that it has with the city is priceless. It is located on the western tip of the Ile de la Cite, it forms the narrow point where the Seine meets again. If you sit down and relax on the edge and watching Paris go by is a truly lovely experience and the views at sunset are equally impressive.

4. Luxembourg Garden

luxembourg gardens paris

luxembourg gardens paris

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Situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-PrÈs and the Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Garden is a beautiful and classic French garden with an italian Twist, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, it was created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medicis. Visit the Fontaine de Medici’s it is one of the most romantic places in Paris.

5. Parc Andre Citroen

Parc Andre Citroen

Parc Andre Citroen

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The most successful of Paris` modern parks, is a huge expanse of gardens, greenhouses and pavilions, it has been a huge hit with locals and tourists. The park orientated itself around four themes: nature, artifice, architecture and movement. This allows for a fantastic cultural hub to exist while also providing a relaxing spot for Parisians to unwind.

6. Jardins de líObservatoire

Jardins de líObservatoire

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Once occupied by Castle Vauvert and later redesigned into a park by Jean ChalgrinJardins de líObservatoire park boasts some of the best picnic areas and children areas in Paris.  With its centrepiece being the awe-inspiring fountain at the south end of the Marco Polo garden, it has a unique movement to its layout and atmosphere that is unique among the parks in Paris.

7. Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes

this amazing botanical garden truly lives up to its name with it Co-existing and complimenting the Natural History Museum. it was founded and curated by the physician of Louis XIII, its scientific history can be seen throughout its many boulevards and walkways. You must see The tropical hothouses, rivalling even London’s famous Kew Gardens with their grandeur and complexity.

8. Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden is beautiful, it has a compelling history of endurance in Parisian culture. it has an impressive walk from the Louvre to the famous Place de La Concorde, where you will witness stunning views both sides as you meander down the long walkways. The attention to detail and the symmetry is paramount in this garden.

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