The good weather is on its way, which means that picnic season is just around the corner! With so many different places to bask in the sun in Paris, it can be difficult to find the right spot. That’s is why we’ve carefully selected our 5 favourite spots to enjoy a good picnic in Paris!
The colourful Parc Floral de Paris
For people who love flowers and green space, this is the ideal spot for a colourful picnic! This botanical garden in the Bois de Vincennes is located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Water fountains, peacocks, flowers and beautiful lakes… what more could you ask for?
Opening hours: According to the seasons (9.30 am to 8.30pm)
Location: Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris
Website: Parc Floral of Paris
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The majestic Champs-de-Mars
This iconic space is a favourite spot for both Parisians and tourists who want to share a magical moment next to the Eiffel Tower. A picnic in the Champs-de-Mars is an experience that everybody should try at least once in order to feel like a real Parisian!
Opening hours: 24/7
Location: 2 allée Adrienne-Lecouvreur 75007 Paris
The holy Catherine Labouré Garden
Located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, this garden was once the property of the “Filles de Charité”, who were a group of nuns. It was named after Catherine Labouré (one of the nuns), who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary appear before her on several occasions. Open to the public since 1977, this garden is now an intimate and welcoming spot where people enjoy picnicking in the heart of Paris, away from the bustle of the city.
Opening hours: Depending on the season (from 8am to 9.30pm)
Location: 29 rue de Babylone, 75007
Website: Garden of Catherine Labouré
The lively Parc André Citroën
Surrounded by water, trees, water jets, a hot air balloon and endless sources of entertainment, the André Citroën park is for those who love vibrant spots. It is a popular place for young Parisians to meet up! A lot of people go there to enjoy outdoor activities (Tai-chi, gym, dance, badminton, juggling). It’s the perfect spot to socialize and spend a relaxing afternoon with a nice picnic under the sun. And for those who would like to see Paris from above, try a trip in a hot air balloon!
Opening hours: Depending on the season (from 9am to 9.30pm)
Location: 2 rue Cauchy 75015
Website: Parc André Citroën
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The original Allée des Cygnes
For those who like original spots where time seems to stop, the Allée des Cygnes is definitely the place for you! This beautiful spot is both in the heart of Paris and yet completely isolated from it. You only need to visit it once to fall in love with it. For those who would like to burn some calories after their picnic, head on back towards to “Pont de Grenelle” and, next to the Statue of Liberty there is an area equipped with exercise machines which is perfect for a workout. As for those who like romantic strolls, keep walking straight to the Eiffel Tower to enjoy beautiful the scenery.
Opening hours: 24/7
Location: Pont Bir-Hakeim 75015 Parisiens
Website: Allée des Cygnes