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Friday, 5 August 2016

French Affair: The 5 Best Parks in Paris

1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is a public park situated in northeastern Paris, in the 19th arrondissement and one of the city's most magical spots. The park was was designed by Adolphe Alphand for Haussmann opened as part of the celebrations for the Universal Exhibition in 1867. It features paths, waterfalls, temples and vertical cliffs.

2. Jardin du Luxembourg


Established by Italian monarch Marie de Medicis in the mid-17th century, the gardens, located at 2 rue Auguste Compte (6e) feature a Florentine-style palace which now houses the French Senate. One of this park's attraction is the beautiful Medici Fountain.

3. Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It was created between 1564 and 1572 by Catherine de Medici, the widow of King Henry II and it stretches over 22.4 hectares.

4. Montsouris Park

Located in the 14th arrondissement between rue d'Alesia and the Cité Universitaire, the Parc Montsouris is one of the largest green spaces in Paris. It's popular with joggers on weekends.

5. Champ de Mars

The Champ de Mars, opened in 1780, is located in the seventh arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower and the École Militaire. It offers the most beautiful view of the Tour Eiffel and boasts extensive lawns, paths & trees.

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