Five Parisian parks changing the Bois de Vincennes


It's not just the Bois de Vincennes and the Buttes Chaumont in Paris. If you fancy a bit of greenery in a pleasant and original setting, follow the guide with this selection of five parks or gardens to change your habits.

The Albert Kahn gardens

Four atmospheres for this great park located in Boulogne. The banker Albert Kahn, a botany fan, did gather in the early twentieth century plants from all parts of the globe we find today in four major areas: the Chinese garden, the Japanese village, the English garden and the French orchards. Change of scenery!

  • 10-14 rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt (M & deg; Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud)
  • Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11h to 19h (May-September)
  • Closed to 18h in winter (October to April)
  • Prices: € 2.50 (full price) / € 1 (half price), free for under 12 years old

    The Green Casting

    established on a former railway line, the Coulee Verte is a beautiful promenade planted in height. Avenue Daumesnil on the door of Montempoivre, 5 km from wooded path offer a welcome green puff. We discover the pleasure to walk in the country, the head in the trees, ten meters above the hubbub of cars.

    • 290 Avenue daumesnil 75012 PARIS (M & deg; Golden Gate)
    • Access: Avenue Daumesnil Montgallet street Vivaldi Avenue
    • Hours: Daily, 9 am 18:30 (March and October), 7:30 p.m. 9 (May to September)
    • Closed to 17h in winter (November to February)

      The Parc de Belleville

      Located at the top of Ménilmontant, the observation booth Belleville Park offers a superb view of Paris. The view is even more spectacular at dusk, with the last rays of the sun. The park itself is a series of stairs and wide lawns spiral. In summer, the pools offer a distraction of choice for children.

      • 47 rue Crowns 75020 PARIS (M & deg; Crowns or Pyrenees)
      • Access: Crowns street, rue Piat, Julien Lacroix Street Jouye-Rouve Street
      • Hours: Daily, 8 am 9:30 p.m. (May to August), 8:30 p.m. 8am (April and September) 19h 8h (March)
      • closed at 17:45 in winter (November to February)

        The Parc de la Villette

        The largest park in the capital was built on the old slaughterhouses of Paris. 55 hectares of lawns, play areas and trails are open to the public day and night. Many events (festival of electronic music, jazz concert in the Great Hall, outdoor cinema ...) are scheduled throughout the year.

        • 211 avenue Jean Jaurès 75019 PARIS (M & deg; Porte de Pantin)
        • Access: Avenue Jean-Jaurès, McDonald Boulevard Serrurier Boulevard
        • Hours: Open every day 24h / 24h

          The George Brassens Park

          Built very deep and surrounded by hills, this garden of modest size makes travel to the mountains for a few moments. It offers large lawns accessible to the public and a large freshwater pool. Every weekend, Frequently Asked ancient books is organized right inside the park.

          • 2 place Jacques Marette 75015 PARIS (M & deg; Porte de Vanves)
          • Access: rue des Morillons Street Périchaux, rue Brancion
          • Hours: Daily, 8 am 8:30 p.m. (March to October)
          • closed at 17:45 in winter (November to February)