This week, the good weather is (totally) at the rendezvous in Paris! With more than 20 degrees on average, the temperatures are worthy of a summer period. The days are getting longer and so are our evenings, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air outside. Take note, we selected just for you the best green walks to do in Paris!
The best green walks in the East of Paris
La Coulée Verte, a green walk
La Coulée Verte or Promenade Plantée is a unique place in Paris. Rich in history, it is an old railway line that ran through Eastern Paris as far as the 77 area. Today, it is now entirely accessible to walkers and offers a 5km route from the Bastille to the Château de Vincennes. The environment and the atmosphere are relaxing with its many plantations, its charming alleys and its pretty passages.
Note that the particularity of the Coulée Verte is its walk both on land, and through bridges and aqueducts, in the air. By taking a little height, you will sometimes feel like you are outside of the capital. The noises of the city can no longer be heard, cut off from the passage of cars below. A true green walk of tranquility between wild vegetation and urban development, in the heart of Paris. You will discover a succession of small gardens, romantic alleys and even street art. Something to change your mind!
In the heart of the 12th district of Paris, the Coulée Verte offers several entrances. We advise you to start by the start of the route starting from:
Access : Bastille – 48 rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris. Facing the Viaduc des Arts and its red brick aqueducts, go up the stairs.
Or going the opposite way from the end : Vincennes – 27 Rue de Montempoivre, 75012 Paris
For more information, find the detailed map on the Paris website.
The Buttes-Chaumont park
The sumptuous Buttes-Chaumont park, inspired by the English style, is a true landscape masterpiece. Where vegetation is lush and diverse, with alpine meadows, roman-inspired kiosk overlooking the Belvedere Island, crossed by two footbridges. It is indeed the largest park in Paris!
With 25 hectares, imposing trees, mountains offering viewpoints of the capital and even a grotte with a waterfall, one would almost dream of elsewhere. Indeed, it was designed to reproduce a mountain landscape. For a jog, a picnic or a green walk, the Buttes-Chaumont seems to be the ideal place.
The Buttes Chaumont park is located in the Eastern Paris, in the 20th district.
Access : 1-7 rue Botzaris, 75020 Paris.
Metro : Line 7bis – Buttes Chaumont or Line 5 – Botzaris
The Parc Floral, green in the heart of Paris
If there is one address that we highly recommend, it is the Parc Floral. An address less known than its famous parks in the center of the capital, but which is a true haven of peace. Its nature is dense, the spaces are vast, and the park even has places where to eat, have a drink, or attend a concert!
It is a unique place of observation, but above all of relaxation for lovers of peace and green. Large of 28 hectares, it is located in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes, very close to its castle. It is perfect for young and old alike with many play areas, catering areas or cultural events.
In addition, many festivals and events take place in the summer, notably with the Ferme de France, The Peacock Society: electro festival, the Jazz Festival and the Mondial de la Bière. When the weather allows it, the bucolic and trendy terrace of the Jardin Suspendu sets up for beautiful evenings on the artificial lake.
Entry is chargeable and you can also reserve your seats online.
Prices : From April 1st to September 30th, full price ticket at 2 € 50 and reduced price at 1 € 50.
Access : Esplanade du château de Vincennes, 75012 Paris.
The best green walks in the West of Paris
The bois de Boulogne wood
First of all hunting ground of the kings of France, the Bois de Boulogne is a vast place of relaxation of 850 hectares. Located in western Paris, it is one of the capital’s green lungs, along with the Bois de Vincennes. The Bois de Boulogne wood includes, among others, the Parc de Bagatelle, the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil and the Jardin d’Acclimatation. With its 35 kilometers of walking, 28 kilometers of bridle paths and also 15 kilometers of cycle routes, the equipment is numerous and suitable for everyone. A real walk in the heart of nature, in Paris. Suitable for everyone, whatever the age: children’s play areas, picnic areas, boat and bicycle rentals, Longchamp Racecourse and many others …
Many restaurants are present in the wood : L’Auberge du Bonheur, le Chalet des îles ou Les Jardins de Bagatelle.
The Bois de Boulogne is open 24/24 and 7days/7
Access : Metro line 9 – Jasmin/ Line 1 – Porte Maillot
RER C – Avenue Foch
The Luxembourg Gardens
We no longer present the well-known Jardin du Luxembourg, a crossing point for all visitors to the capital. Located near Saint-Germain-des-Pres area and the Latin Quarter, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The emblematic garden was notably designed in 1612. With an area of 25 hectares, and is divided by French and English gardens inspired style. Between the two, there are linear geometric shapes and a large fountain.
The Luxembourg Gardens also have more than a hundred statues throughout the park. Thus, locals and day visitors take advantage of this beautiful and vast place to read, go for a walk or even sunbathe on the chairs around the fountains.
Access : Rue de Médicis / Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
Metro line 6 – Odéon
RER B – Luxembourg