When I think about Paris, the big open and unfenced gardens come to mind. When I first arrived in the city, I was extremely curious about how they really look like and what is the history behind them. Let’s take a walk and visit together some of my dream gardens.
Our first stop is the Tuileries Garden which is located next to the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It doesn’t matter what season it is, it always looks sublime. In the winter, there is the Christmas market; in the summer you have the traditional fun-fair, and throughout the year you may see celebrities who go to the Paris Fashion Week – to be precise, all celebrities that attend the Dior fashion show at the Louvre.
The Tuileries were once the garden of Catherine de Medici in the 16th century. Back then, it was the most beautiful garden and it hosted royal festivities with historical figures, such as Queen Elizabeth I of England, the marriage of Marguerite de Valois and Henri III of Navarre, and many other important events during the ages!
At the heart of Bois de Boulogne, there is the Parc of Bagatelle! This is one of those huge and beautiful Parisian botanical gardens which we fall in love with easily… the plant life is rich, the little bridges are charming and the artificial waterfalls create this romantic atmosphere. During the summer season there are many classic music concerts that only adds to the romanticism this park offers.
Now, the Palais-Royal! Created by Pierre Desgotz, the gardener of the king, it is also situated in the 1st arrondissement like the Tuileries Garden. There you could find four galleries: the Montpensier Gallery, the Beaujolais Gallery, the Gallery of de Valois and the Gallery of the Garden.
The French formal garden (jardin à la française) has clean lines and is based upon symmetry.
Paris is a city that has a very rich biodiversity with more than 100 gardens and 15 parks that create the green heritage of the City of Love. It is all a perfect place for Parisians and tourists to meet, relax and enjoy the nature and the fresh air.