The city of Paris set up an ambitious program for the environment and Parisians everyday comfort. By 2020, 30 additional acres of greenery will see the light of the day. Such a project doesn’t do in one day but step by step and the first step has just been revealed.
As a matter of fact, the city of Paris has revealed a brand-new garden in the 6th arrondissement: the Jardin du Père-Armand-David. A joyful event for families and kids!
Actually, the Jardin du Père-Armand-David is not a new garden. It already existed but has been entirely renovated and refurbished by Paris authorities! Hidden between rue de Sèvres and rue du Cherche-Midi, this beautiful quiet and calm garden covering 500 sqm belongs to the Congrégation de la Mission [Congregation of the Mission – a vowed Roman Catholic society of apostolic life] since 1817.
The garden is actually named after the missionary Armand David. Sent to China by the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle [Museum of Natural History], he discovers and lists thousands of plants and animals he sends to Paris then. His greatest discovery remains indisputably the identification in 1869 of a species yet unknow outside its homeland: the giant panda!
Shady garden, filled with trees and adorned with medicinal plants, the Jardin du Père-Armand-David will undoubtedly welcome your family outings now!
Please note that a second garden is about to be inaugurated by Paris: the Jardin Truillot in the 11th arrondissement!
Jardin du Père Armand-David
90 Rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris 6
Ouvert tous les jours de 9h à 19h