Capetian Louis le Gros (1108-1137) decided to build the Halles de Paris, a covered market, in 1135. Philippe Auguste (1180-1223) took over where he left off, building the Halles Centrales, the first indoor market, in 1183.
If you want to take a journey back in time, to your childhood and beyond, the Jardin d'Acclimatation is the place to go. It was inaugurated in 1860 and features a magical river, road train, farm animals and countless other attractions.
The gardens, greenhouses, menagerie, play area, refreshment areas and exhibits are a few of the attractions that you will find in this 17th-century royal garden – where even the trees have a story to tell.
This magnificent formal garden is also an open-air sculpture museum – and you can learn all about arboriculture and apiculture here too.
This unique plant-flanked promenade spans the 4.5 km from Place de la Bastille to Bois de Vincennes, on a viaduct and over footbridges.
This peaceful, nostalgic garden is nestled in magnificent 17th-century architecture, and home to contemporary sculptures by Buren and Bury.
From the Eiffel Tower to the heights of Buttes Chaumont Park, contemplate Paris from a different angle. It is an original way of discovering the capital. This is our selection of unmissable heights!
Our selection of picnic spots in parks or on the banks of the Seine. And a map so you can find all the addresses.
Paris’ largest and oldest garden – and a masterpiece of classical gardening. A few of the elms and other trees have been standing since the Second Empire (circa mid 19th century).