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Top garden recommendations from locals

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“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
  • 878 locals recommend
Garden
“The Tuileries Garden takes its name from the tile factories that stood where Queen Catherine de Medici had the Tuileries Palace built in 1564, which has since disappeared. The famous king's gardener, André Le Nôtre, gave it from 1664 its current appearance of a French garden. The garden, which separates the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, is a place for walking and culture for Parisians and tourists where the statues of Maillol rub shoulders with those of Rodin or Giacometti. The two pools are ideal for relaxation. The Orangery Museum in which visitors admire Monet’s works is located southwest of the Tuileries. From March to December, free tours only in French are organized. And for those who love cotton candy, rides and thrills, come to the Fête des Tuileries, from June to August.”
  • 478 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The botanic gardens, complete with small zoo. The Natural History Museum is housed within these garden.”
  • 427 locals recommend
Garden
“The Renaissance gardens of Marie de Medici and Diane de Poitiers are complemented by a vast cottage and cut flower garden and recently created walled garden based on designs made in the 1950s by the legendary British landscape designer, Russell Page.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Garden
“Fabulous historical neighborhood, the cradle of the Commune in 1870, has kept the charm of old Paris with its working-class houses, paved streets and gardens. You will find plenty of bars and restaurants there, and can stroll down the quaint streets up and down the hill. A must - and a ten minute-walk from home !”
  • 234 locals recommend
Garden
“Get one of the best views of the Eiffel tower from this field, about a 10-15mn walk away!”
  • 161 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“One of my favorites. I highly recommend the Galerie de l'évolution featuring very impressive whale skeletons.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Garden
“Long-running amusement park with rides, play areas, horseback riding, workshops & events.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This is park is particularly beautiful in spring and summer, they have a collection of plants and flowers which is beautiful, as well as a bonsai one which is available the entire year, and coffee places.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Garden
“Small green zone next to Pallais de Chaillot. During summer you could enjoy the fountains and have a breathtaking view over the Eiffel Tower. Good for pictures as well.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great hidden Park...there, you can imagine gladiators springing and fighting for their survival: sad remambrance of the violence of the roman empire”
  • 102 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Rue des Rosiers : to have a incredible Falafel at the KIng or elsewhere in the streets. ////// Rue des Rosiers : pour déguster un succulent falafel !”
  • 108 locals recommend
Garden
“Surrounded by no fewer than 180 elegant arches, its tranquil garden of almost two hectares, redesigned by Le Nôtre in 1674, is a peaceful haven that's ideal for a relaxing stroll. Adorned with lime trees, chestnut trees, sculptures and a large central pond, it's the perfect place for a rest, a romantic walk, an impromptu picnic or a spot of reading. Near the garden, in the inner courtyard (Cour d'Honneur) of the Palais-Royal, you can also see Buren's famous black and white striped columns, a contemporary installation that looks like a giant chessboard... The garden of the Palais-Royal is the only garden in Paris classified as “Remarkable Garden” by the French Ministry of Culture. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
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“Chenonceau Château has to be THE château to visit whilst in the Loire Valley. The "Ladies Chateau" is elegantly straddles the River Cher. There are stunning bouquets of flowers in each of the rooms and the kitchens are remarkable. Outside there are formal French gardens, the royal vegetable garden, a labyrinth and during the summer you can hire a rowing boat and go under the château! Son et lumière performances in July and August.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Garden
“Un parc des plus bucoliques de la région. Balade assez courte mais vraiment charmante.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Garden
“Park with a kids' play area, community vegetable garden, ball-game areas, a bandstand & lawns.”
  • 39 locals recommend