Paris gardens & parks
Paris is one of the greenest capital cities in Europe. This historical and aesthetic heritage is an essential component of the city. Green spaces represent 20% of Paris's surface (2200 hectares).
The French capital boasts some magnificent parks, combining plant life with impressive sculptures, ornamental lakes, and fountains, like you will find in the Luxembourg Gardens, in the "Jardin des Plantes", in the Tuileries Gardens and in the Champ de Mars.
These are serene places that are well worth the stroll down their promenades. These French gardens, or even the Anglo-Chinese style gardens, are places of marvel and poetry. Paris is home to 10,000 different types of plant-life, some sixty species of remarkable trees, some of which being 400 years old, and also many greenhouses that house rare species.
These trees form a part of the indisputable charm of the avenues and the quays that border the River Seine. Paris is dotted in almost 500 gardens and squares, all romantic little spots that you will discover all over the city.