The bests parks to picnic in Paris

Can’t find a free terrace table in Paris ?  Fold out your blanket and lay back to enjoy a picnic in one of the favorite parks of our team Maison Mère.

The bests parks to picnic in Paris

The Monceau park, full of historical pieces

This park located in the Quartier de l’Europe leaves you a choice of 8 hectares to find your perfect picnic spot. Will you prefer to stay by the rotunda built as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General, by the pond bordered by a Corinthian colonnade, or on the spot marked by the first landing from a parachute in 1797 ?

35 Boulevard de Courcelles - 75008 Paris

In the summer, open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

The Bois de Vincennes and its castle

East of Paris, the Bois de Vincennes spreads over 995 hectares. To oxygenate your lungs on a walk, you can follow the rivers which connect the four lakes. The sporting trails offer a variety of exercises (including for dogs, in the reserved areas). For a picnic, the surroundings of the Daumesnil Lake are especially pleasant.

Bois de Vincennes, Route de la Pyramide - 75012 Paris

Open daily, 24 hours a day

photo credit : ©leparisdu17

 

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The Luxembourg garden, around the French Senate

In this garden of 25 hectares, a large basin marks the limit between a French-style part and another part in English style. Its diversity arouses all senses : you can stroll between the Senate, the Medicis fountain, the greenhouses and flowerbeds, the the apiary, the tennis courts, the playgrounds...

Rue de Médicis & Rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris

In the summer, open daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM

From April to October, guided tours are proposed by a gardener of the park the first Wednesday of each month

 

The Louis XIII square, in the heart of the Marais

Located at the center of the Place des Vosges, this square is a perfect place to relax and refuel after a shopping spree in the iconic Marais district or a visit at the Carnavalet Museum or the Maison de Victor Hugo. Oftentimes in the summer, the arcades are filled with musicians because of the quality of their acoustics. The linden trees and fountains offer a refreshing environment.

30, place des Vosges-  75004 Paris

In the summer, open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM during the week & from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM in the weekend

 

photo credit : ©sortiraparis

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The Buttes-Chaumont park, the green lung of Paris

This park is the favorite of Larissa, our Sales director at Maison Mère. It’s also the largest and the steepest. The uneven landscape is a mixture of the English and Chinese gardening designs. The park is perfect for nature lovers, ornithologists, athletes and families. For young and old, the park offers a carousel, a Guignol theatre, waffle huts, pony rides...

Place Armand-Carrel 75019 Paris

In the summer, open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

photo credit : ©etsionsepromenait

The Seine river banks, on the waterside

To picnic as a true Parisian, settle on the quaysides of the Seine with their iconic cobblestones and unique atmosphere. The most prized sections are around the Ile Saint-Louis and the Austerlitz Bridge in the 5th arrondissement. Feel free to wander until you find your own perfect spot.

 

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The Garden of Arts-Albert Scwhitzer, renovated in 2020

Near the Cité internationale, the garden recently reopened after its renovation and expansion. Now, it brings together the garden of the administrative court, the Garden of Arts and the Albert Schweitzer square. The lawns offer the perfect spot for a picnic on the grass before a walk in the alleys. A playground is available for children.

18, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 75004 Paris

In the summer, open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM

 

The Montholon square, two minutes from Maison Mère

Picnic under the shade provided by the oriental plane trees planted under Napoleon or under the gaze of the female workers sculpted by Lorieux in 1925. Within this historical space, you will also find resting areas and playgrounds, between various species of trees.

And after a walk in the square, why not stop by Hey Honey for an uplifting snack ? 

2, rue Mayran - 75009 Paris

In the summer, open from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM during the week & from 9:00 AM to 9:30 in the weekend 



What are your favorite places to have a picnic ? Pending the opening of Maison Mère, discover 8 secret spots around us in the 9th arrondissement.