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Our best spots to spread your picnic blanket

Parks have reopened in Paris and its region, and with them the time of picnics. In the shade of the trees or on a vast lawn discover where to put your basket!
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In the shade of trees or on a large lawn discover where to put your basket!

In Paris and its region, there are peaceful places and large green spaces to put your basket and open a good bottle of rosé. To set up your picnic in the right place, discover our selection.

Bucolic

Parc Montsouris, in southern Paris, offers a choice of vast green spaces, shaded by tall trees or next to the lake.

Parc Montsouris

Bobo Chic

Ideal for a spur-of-the-moment picnic, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is one of the biggest green spaces in the city. Its grottos, hanging bridge and multitude of grassy spots on the hills through the park make it an extremely romantic spot.

Buttes Chaumont Paris 2016
Rosa Bonheur%252C Buttes Chaumont

Design

The Parc André Citroën, a haven of green with an ultramodern style, is complete with playgrounds, pingpong tables, areas for ball games and slides. It’s the ideal spot for a family picnic.

Ballon de Paris situé dans le Parc André Citroen

Green

With 340 acres of forest, and a variety of fauna and flora, the Parc de la Poudrerie is the green lung of the Parisian northeast, ideal for a picnic “in the wild”.

Arche dans le parc départemental de la Poudrerie

Family-Friendly

The Bois de Vincennes is one of Paris’ top picks for families. The park is great for a walk or a bike ride, and is perfect for picnics, with 2,400 acres of wooded areas.

Parc Floral%252C bois de Vincennes
Une mère et ses enfants dans une barque sur le Lac Daumesnil%252C Bois de Vincennes%252C 2017

Historic

More than 1,000 acres of pathways and wooded areas span the hills of the Parc of Saint-Cloud, ideal for a walk or picnic on the grass. Don’t miss the unobstructed view of Paris from the terrace.

Domaine national de Saint-Cloud%252C bassin et allée du Fer à Cheval

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