Picnic in Paris; our recommended places
Published on in Gastronomy in Paris
When Paris goes into summertime mode, Parisians are united in one desire; to enjoy the outdoors and have a picnic on the grass. Of course, you don’t want to spread your blanket and open your picnic basket in just any old random spot. That's why your Vice Versa Hotel team have chosen the best places in Paris for a picnic to remember ...
Some classic picnic spots in Paris
For starters, here are two great places where you can tuck into your typical Parisian jambon-beurre. Head to the northern reaches of Paris and discover the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Covering nearly 25 hectares, these former quarries were transformed in the late 19th century into a public park with a lake, waterfalls, grottoes and even a charming version of a Roman temple. The grassy slopes command fabulous views over the city. The Parc Montsouris in the 14th arrondissement was created at the same time but designed in the elegant and graceful style of traditional English gardens. Enjoy a stroll along the winding paths before settling in the shade of a magnificent old tree ...
Picnic between the buildings
Paris is not New York, but your Vice Versa Hotel team know of two parks where you can picnic in a distinctly contemporary atmosphere reminiscent of the Big Apple. Check out the Jardin Atlantique above the Gare Montparnasse. With its vast central lawn surrounded by tree-lined paths, a playground and flowerbeds, it’s the perfect spot for lunch while the Montparnasse Tower stands proud against the Parisian sky. Or visit the youngest Parisian green space, the Parc André-Citroën. Inaugurated in 1992, it boasts a large central lawn, monumental greenhouse pavilions filled with exotic plants and Mediterranean vegetation, an elevated reflecting pool and a tethered hot-air balloon. Absolutely perfect in summer, especially for children! Enjoy the sweet summer air and picnic in Parisian parks, from the most classic to the most unexpected. Ask your Vice Versa Hotel team!
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