The Jardin des Combattants de la Nueve, a secret spot set a stone’s throw from the City Hall

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Rizhlaine F. · Updated on 14 September 2021 at 10h50 · Published on 10 September 2021 at 14h42
Did you know? Within walking distance from the City Hall, by the Seine Riverbanks, stands a lovely green setting not many Parisians have heard of. Here is the Jardin des Combattants de la Nueve, a secret place you can discover.

Paris is filled with wonderful locations and iconic monuments famous all over the world. But the capital city also enjoys secret places sometimes not even known by Parisians themselves. You can run into them when roaming around the city, at the corner of a street. And sometimes, you are curious enough to go through and discover these famous Parisian secrets.

And it happens the most obvious places hide these famous little-known sites. Proof of it with this secret garden nestled in the heart of the city, by the Paris City Hall. Meet on Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, formerly known as the Place de la Grève. While crowds are packed together around fountains, head to the Seine riverbanks. Once at the end of the building, turn to the City Hall. On the right, you will notice an entrance passersby walk by without noticing. Walk in and discover the Jardin des Combattants de la Nueve.

All along the City Hall, this secret garden takes you far from the Parisian hustle and bustle. This is a very quiet bubble hiding in one of the busiest areas of the city. Open for the weekend and on public holidays, this spot enjoys a henhouse, a garden filled with flowers including rose, as well as a small playground, the whole with views on the Southern façade of the City Hall. For a quiet lunch break or to enjoy a good book in the shadow or in the sun, or to simply chill, this garden is a location to remember!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 22 May 2021 to 31 May 2025



    Jardin des Combattants de la Nueve
    75004 Paris 4

    Hôtel de Ville (lignes 1 et 11)


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