It's crazy. It reigns over Paris like a promise of spring with a thermometer which peaks at 20 ° in the shade. The terraces are closed, so what?
Blow up the sunglasses and your little pastel sweater: we're taking you. It's up to you whether you prefer to share this delicious latte in the sun with your BFF or your favorite book. Small listing of our chic and unusual parks and gardens for chilling.
In snobbish Parisian fashion
Flemme to move? Look no further for your chic terrace: the garden of the Palais-Royal will be your very social corner of paradise, sheltered from racing cars. With more than 20,000 m², you should find your place in the sun in this “ remarkable ” square created under Richelieu. A word of advice: don't arrive too late to get your hands on two tilted green iron chairs, a local must for directing them into full sun.
Compulsory passage at Café Kitsuné, gable on the garden, installed under the arcade of the Montpensier gallery . The queue is sometimes long, but you meet beautiful people there, and it is clearly worth the detour: specialty coffees , matcha latte , dirty chai and other foodporn cookies from breakfast to afternoon tea. Take care of your style: you risk meeting famous faces, hidden behind their Ray-Bans!
Good to know: nothing for the kids in the garden. If you are with your family, we prefer the Tuileries just a stone's throw away with the huge toboggan area and children's games and a breakfast or four hours to stock up at Sébastien Gaudard , just opposite. If your goal is to occupy the young class, it is better to bet on a walk in Luxembourg with swings, merry-go-rounds, waffles and pony rides. However, the small paying park for children remains closed.
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In poetic escapade mode
Need a spring shoot? We go to Parc de Bagatelle for the ultimate romantic stroll! A true Parisian secret, this extraordinary botanical garden promises a very exotic trip between the lush vegetation, the monumental rose garden, the caves, the small bridges, the pagoda, the rocks and waterfalls.
Luckily, the place has kept its doors open despite the Covid-19 and its usually paid entry is free and without reservation until the end of February. The refreshment bar in the garden continues to sell pancakes, sandwiches, coffees and lemonades. The ideal picnic to sit on a bench among the budding flowers.
Good to know: for the record, this “ bagatelle ” was born out of a challenge between Marie-Antoinette and the Comte d'Artois . The garden will miraculously emerge from the ground in barely 74 days, in an ultra-lush Sino-British style very fashionable at the time, which subscribed in rebellion to the almost military lines of Le Nôtre .
© Guillaume Bontemps / Paris City Hall
In queen mode
You have seen them in Angélique Marquise des Anges , Ridicule or the Versailles series. We know them, the French gardens of André Le Nôtre . But not always “ in real life ”… It's time! The Castle is closed and the tourists have deserted. Now is THE time or never to come and see what the legendary Parc de Versailles looks like that the whole world envies us. Between the Swiss pond, the Domaine de Marly and the straight alleys, you should find your dream spot and slip easily into the sandals of La Pompadour , Marie-Antoinette or La Montespan .
Honestly, even if it means having a princess trip fully assumed in the spirit of Sofia Coppola , we obviously go through the little Angelina counter. which offers L'Africain , their cult hot chocolate covered in whipped cream or simply a Mont-Blanc . But there are also ice creams, cabbage and macaroons ...
Good to know: cyclists and bicycles are also tolerated in the park. The must ? We climb on an electric bike and we make the trip from Paris with a picnic in the basket for a real impression of a trip to the countryside! Please note: we cannot gather with more than 6 people.
All the information on www.chateauversailles.fr
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