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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 06:54 AM
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Gardens in Paris

Besides Versailles I am looking for some beautiful gardens in Paris to visit. Can anyone suggest a list of gardens to view?

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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 07:00 AM
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Depends on what time of the year you are visiting. Some gardens are rose heavy, some do dahlias magnificently, others do wild flowers . . . In spring when all of Paris blooms a specific garden visit isn't necessarily called for . . .one just has to open one's eyes.
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 08:04 AM
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A couple come right to mind. The Tuileries and Jardin du Luxumburg. Enjoy Paris!
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 08:17 AM
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There are so many "gardens" in Paris. They don't necessarily be called "gardens." The Paris parks are often come with well maintained gardens. Garden features are also found in squares and promenades.

I have been to Paris many times and just my last visits in Paris, I have been to:

Promenade plantée (official names is Coulée verte René-Dumont). It is almost 3 mile long ever changing "garden" built on defunct elevated train track. Just look at the images. This is well architected, landscaped, and maintained.

Le Jardin des Plantes

Le Jardin de Luxembourg

A small rose heavy garden in Square Jean XXIII on Ile Saint-Louis side of Nortre-Dame Cathedrale. While the west side of Notre-Dame is a tourist madness, the east side is quieter. Even those who come this side of Notre-Dame are probably crossing the Pont Saint-Louis heading to Berthillon ice cream shop.

Rodin Museum outdoor exhibit
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 08:20 AM
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The Promenade plantée, parc Monceau, parc André Citroen, parc Georges Brassens, square des Batignolles, Jardin des Plantes.

There is a book published by the city of Paris in conjunction with a hiking association that gives 20 or so walks through Paris going from one green space to the next.
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 08:37 AM
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There is a really nice park and gardens in the Bois de Boulogne, Parc Bagatelle. Nice rose garden there.

https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museu...c-de-Bagatelle

There is a bus that that way, if I recall, it leaves from Porte Maillot on weekends. Bus 43 goes that way also.

https://www.ratp.fr/plans-lignes/bus-noctilien/244
https://www.ratp.fr/plans-lignes/bus-noctilien/43
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 10:21 AM
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Agree with above. Since Versailles isn't in Paris, I will assume you are open to traveling short distances and will throw in Vaux le Vicomte and Giverny.
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 10:40 AM
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Albert Kahn Garden is one of my favorites.
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If you can get to Villandry, that's a great garden.
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 01:01 PM
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there's a network of "shared gardens" all over Paris. These are wonderful, often designed to permaculture principles, maintained by volunteers from the neighbourhood. There's always a place to sit, often there are some beehives, always interesting planting and people who tend to the gardens to talk to

https://www.paris.fr/services-et-inf...s-partages-203

Here's the list

https://api-site-cdn.paris.fr/images/93671
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Old Jul 31st, 2017, 01:03 PM
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Google Secret Gardens of Paris.
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You can also Google "Jardins ouvert tout la nuit" to see which gardens stay open later than usual or even all night.
They are well-supervised by the security agents.
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Why would someone want to go to gardens in the dark? Besides for the obvious nefarious reasons, but isn't the goal to see them in daylight?
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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 08:23 AM
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Parc de Seaux: (short ride from central Paris RER B)

https://www.google.com/search?q=parc...w=1920&bih=950
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I would vote for Albert Kahn, although part of it is undergoing major renovations until the end of 2018.
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Christina - this started last year, when it was so hot, nobody could stand to stay in their un-air-conditioned apartments.

It was a kind thing for the Mayor to do.

Families brought picnics, talked to each other, kids played...

It gets dark around 11PM in Paris, by the way.
There were no "nefarious" incidents reported.
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In parks like La Villette that have always been open until at least midnight or 1 a.m., families have been sitting out on the lawns all summer long past dark for years. (There are no fences or gates at La Villette, but the security personnel quickly hustle along anybody who is lingering in the park in the middle of the night when it is not authorized.)

You seem to be well versed in the nefarious, Christina. Why is that?
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