Gardens in Paris

Discover numerous gardens laid-out in a range of styles. Three gardens not to miss in and around Paris, include…

Parc de Monceau

Stroll beneath trees along a path that winds through a romantic conception of follies, inspired by China, the Middle Ages and prehistory, including ancient Roman ruins, archways and a ruined fort.

The park was one of the first landscape parks to be created in Paris and pre-dates the start of the French Revolution in 1789 by 20 years.

Located on the Boulevard de Courcelles in Paris and open daily from dawn to dusk.

Jardin de Bagatelle

Designed by the Scot gardener Thomas Blaikie in 1775 in the ‘Anglo-Chinois' style, with woods, shady lawns and water gardens with cascades and grottos.

Stroll through the 28ha garden and savour a rich tapestry of colour, texture and form in the traditional French parterres. The garden still features the famous rose garden designed by J. C. N. Forestier in 1905, as well as various bridges, grottoes, waterfalls and a pagoda.

Located on the avenue de l'Hippodrome, Bois de Boulougne, Paris, the garden is open daily from 9am to 5pm (7pm from March to September).

Jardin des Tuileries

Stroll down one of the most elegant promenades of Paris. Now restored, the gardens were first laid down in 1564 under the direction of Catherine de Médicis who constructed a palace on the site and surrounded it with a Florentine-inspired garden.

The palace was destroyed by malicious fire in 1871 and the present garden follows a design laid out by landscape architect Andre Le Notre in 1664 and is framed by the Louvre (to the east), the Seine (to the south), the Place de la Concorde (to the west) and the Rue de Rivoli (to the north).

Grab a chair and savour the views of tulips, horse chestnut trees, fountains and perhaps one of the many sculptures – including a life-size sculpture of a fallen tree – that lie scattered around the 25ha garden.

Located on the Rue de Rivoli, Ile-de-France in Paris and open daily from dawn til dusk.

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Latest update: Best gardens in Paris: 10 May, 2022