Jardin des Grands Explorateurs, a little-known stroll in Paris

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 12 April 2021 at 21h03
Have you heard about the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs? This little-known park in Paris, set a stone’s throw from the Jardin du Luxembourg, is yet worth the trip. Here, you will discover a secrete stroll in the middle of statues, as well as the magnificent Fontaine des Quatre-Parties-du-Monde.

You thought you knew Paris by heart? And yet, we bet the capital still has a lot of secrets to unveil to you! Proof of it with the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs. This little-known spot is set not far from the Jardin du Luxembourg. And yet, you can enjoy a really beautiful stroll there.

Its complete name is the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs Marco Polo et Cavelier-de-la Salle or the Park of the Great Explorers Macro Polo and Cavelier-de-la-Salle in English. Designed in 1867, it covers about 2 hectares. Now, it attracts connoisseurs that made it their secret garden. Not far from there, the Jardin du Luxembourg attracts crowds as soon as the sun is out. But the Jardin des Grands Explorateurs makes people enjoy a more intimate setting, where strollers can enjoy the greenery, making the most of the beautiful perspective and admiring the beautiful statues making the charm of this place.

Parisians and tourists looking for a place where it feels good to be can enjoy the beautiful pitches of this hidden garden where they can comfortably sit. The highlight of the show is the wonderful bronze fountain topped by a globe supported by four women. This monument enjoys several names: the Fontaine de l’Observatoire, the Fontaine Carpeaux, and the most famous of them all: the Fontaine des Quatre-Parties-du-Monde French for the Fountain of the Four Parts of the World. Listed as Historic Monument since 1926, this is a masterpiece worth the trip, so is the green setting housing it!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 7 April 2021 to 30 April 2023



    Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
    75006 Paris 6

    Métro Vavin (ligne 4) et Port-Royal (RER B)


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