Paris' most beautiful secret gardens and squares, a must-see!

Published by La Rédac · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on June 26th, 2023 at 06:00 p.m.
Parks, squares and gardens attract Parisians in search of a breath of fresh air or a desire to go green. Discover the little-known spots, the pretty green spaces in Paris, which are still secret or hidden, the ideal corners for a quiet stroll.

The sun is shining where it's mild in Paris and you're looking for a true haven of peace to enjoy the beautiful days? While Parisians and tourists alike flock to the capital's most famous parks and gardens - such as the Tuileries, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Palais Royal or the Place des Vosges - there are still some little-known green spaces and secret gardens where you can enjoy a bucolic break, far from the hustle and bustle of Paris.

Hidden behind buildings or lush vegetation, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, these little-known places have everything to please you. You will be able to read quietly without being disturbed in your novel, to picnic in the shade of big hundred-year-old trees, or simply to recharge your batteries by doing nothing, just to bask in the sun with your toes in the air. You are not dreaming, all this is possible, even in the middle of the city, yes!

So, would you like to discover these little-known squares, parks and gardens of Paris? Follow the guide!

The secret squares and gardens of Paris :

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The Parc des Impressionnistes in Rueil-Malmaison, located on the banks of the Seine opposite the Ile des Impressionnistes, is a sublime 1.2-hectare park that honors the color palettes of the Impressionists. Water, plants and flowers in abundance recall Claude Monet's garden at Giverny. [Read more]

La Parc de l'Amitié, le parc japonais de Rueil-MalmaisonLa Parc de l'Amitié, le parc japonais de Rueil-MalmaisonLa Parc de l'Amitié, le parc japonais de Rueil-MalmaisonLa Parc de l'Amitié, le parc japonais de Rueil-Malmaison Parc de l'Amitié, the superb Japanese park in Hauts-de-Seine
Looking for an original park and garden just outside Paris? Head for Rueil-Malmaison in the 92 region to discover the Parc de l'Amitié, an astonishing park full of treasures, including a Japanese garden with its emblematic red bridge and flourishing vegetation. [Read more]

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Square Gabriel Pierné à Paris - cerisiers en fleurs -  A7C0345Square Gabriel Pierné à Paris - cerisiers en fleurs -  A7C0345Square Gabriel Pierné à Paris - cerisiers en fleurs -  A7C0345Square Gabriel Pierné à Paris - cerisiers en fleurs -  A7C0345 Gabriel Pierné Square and its sublime cherry blossoms
In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Square Gabriel Pierné is the place to be in spring. In April, cherry blossom lights up this buccolic spot where you can relax. This little corner of paradise, hidden behind the Institut de France, becomes the scene of a fascinating ephemeral nature, a must-see. [Read more]

Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0039Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0039Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0039Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0039 Parc du Château de Plaisir, a green bubble in the heart of Yvelines
On the outskirts of old Plaisir, nestles the Parc du Château de Plaisir and its verdant setting, a veritable corner of nature for strolling, picnicking or playing sport. Classified as a historic monument in 1961, this site has many assets. [Read more]

La Coulée verte, la promenade insolite de la Bastille à VincennesLa Coulée verte, la promenade insolite de la Bastille à VincennesLa Coulée verte, la promenade insolite de la Bastille à VincennesLa Coulée verte, la promenade insolite de la Bastille à Vincennes La Coulée Verte de Paris, the unusual and hidden walk from Bastille to Vincennes
Paris's Coulée Verte René-Dumont, formerly known as the Promenade Plantée, is a beautiful, little-known walk for Parisians, taking us on a verdant journey from the Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes over the Viaduc des Arts. It's an unusual and shady way to discover Paris, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. [Read more]

Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, le jardin exotique à Paris -  A7C6870Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, le jardin exotique à Paris -  A7C6870Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, le jardin exotique à Paris -  A7C6870Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, le jardin exotique à Paris -  A7C6870 The Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, an unusual hidden garden of exotic treasures
Do you know the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale René-Dumont? This exotic place steeped in history, hidden away in the Bois de Vincennes? We'll take you on a tour of this unusual garden with its many exotic treasures. [Read more]

Les jardins des Archives, un écrin de verdure au cœur de ParisLes jardins des Archives, un écrin de verdure au cœur de ParisLes jardins des Archives, un écrin de verdure au cœur de ParisLes jardins des Archives, un écrin de verdure au cœur de Paris The gardens of the Archives Nationales, a hidden gem in Paris
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Le Jardin Alpin caché du Jardin des PlantesLe Jardin Alpin caché du Jardin des PlantesLe Jardin Alpin caché du Jardin des PlantesLe Jardin Alpin caché du Jardin des Plantes The Jardin des Plantes' hidden Alpine garden, a nugget worth discovering
The Jardin des Plantes conceals a magnificent alpine garden. Located between the Grandes Serres and the Menagerie, this garden, which has no entrance doors, is accessible via a hidden underground passage. Here you can discover the rock gardens and wild mountain plants. It's a haven of peace to be (re)discovered all year round. [Read more]

Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00772Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00772Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00772Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00772 Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge: a little-known green spot in the 19th arrondissement
Looking for an undiscovered spot to relax on the grass? Not far from the famous Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, a verdant garden awaits you in the 19th arrondissement. Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge. [Read more]

Parc et Domaine du Château de CourancesParc et Domaine du Château de CourancesParc et Domaine du Château de CourancesParc et Domaine du Château de Courances The Château and estate of Courances and its superb gardens
The Domaine et Château de Courances, located in the Gâtinais region of Essonne (91), is a wonderful place to discover. Classified as a Historic Monument and Remarkable Garden, this site welcomes you every weekend and public holiday from April to early November. We take you on a tour of this verdant haven of peace. [Read more]

’Institut national des jeunes aveugles’Institut national des jeunes aveugles’Institut national des jeunes aveugles’Institut national des jeunes aveugles The hidden garden of the Institut national des jeunes aveugles
In September, a new spot of freshness and greenery will open its doors to the public near the Duroc metro station. The well-hidden garden of the Institut national des jeunes aveugles will welcome you at weekends and during the vacations! [Read more]

Les Jardins de Sonja au Perray-en-Yvelines -  A7C4938Les Jardins de Sonja au Perray-en-Yvelines -  A7C4938Les Jardins de Sonja au Perray-en-Yvelines -  A7C4938Les Jardins de Sonja au Perray-en-Yvelines -  A7C4938 Discovering Sonja's Gardens: A four-season Eden in Perray-en-Yvelines
Les Jardins de Sonja, a veritable botanical Eden in Le Perray-en-Yvelines, has been delighting garden lovers since 1980. Discover these sublime hidden gardens with their multiple settings, imagined by landscape designer Sonja Gauron. [Read more]

Parc de la Folie Saint-James à Neuilly-sur-Seine -  A7C0068Parc de la Folie Saint-James à Neuilly-sur-Seine -  A7C0068Parc de la Folie Saint-James à Neuilly-sur-Seine -  A7C0068Parc de la Folie Saint-James à Neuilly-sur-Seine -  A7C0068 Parc de la Folie Saint-James in Neuilly-sur-Seine: the unusual park, a jewel of French landscape art
We introduce you to the Parc de la Folie Saint-James in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a French landscaped masterpiece from the XVIIIᵉ century that's well worth a stroll. This picturesque park offers you a plunge into history and the beauty of nature. [Read more]

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La Maison de BalzacLa Maison de BalzacLa Maison de BalzacLa Maison de Balzac The Maison de Balzac, home of the famous writer, and its secret garden overlooking the Eiffel Tower
The Maison de Balzac, one of the famous writer's homes, is one of the capital's literary gems, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. This house-museum also boasts an incredible garden overlooking the Eiffel Tower, as well as a café. [Read more]

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Looking for nature and art? Head off to an undiscovered spot some forty kilometers from Paris, to discover original sculptures scattered across the landscape. [Read more]

Le Jardin Japonais d'Ichikawa à Issy-les-MoulineauxLe Jardin Japonais d'Ichikawa à Issy-les-MoulineauxLe Jardin Japonais d'Ichikawa à Issy-les-MoulineauxLe Jardin Japonais d'Ichikawa à Issy-les-Moulineaux The lovely Ichikawa Japanese Garden in Issy-les-Moulineaux
The Japanese Garden of ishikawa, just outside Paris, is the result of a partnership between the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux and the Japanese town of Ichikawa. They worked together to create the first truly traditional Japanese public garden in France. We're off to discover this Zen garden, ideal for meditation and relaxation. [Read more]

Le Jardin des combattants de la Nueve, un spot secret à deux pas de l'Hôtel de VilleLe Jardin des combattants de la Nueve, un spot secret à deux pas de l'Hôtel de VilleLe Jardin des combattants de la Nueve, un spot secret à deux pas de l'Hôtel de VilleLe Jardin des combattants de la Nueve, un spot secret à deux pas de l'Hôtel de Ville The Jardin des combattants de la Nueve, a secret spot a stone's throw from the Hôtel de Ville
Did you know? Just a stone's throw from the Hôtel de Ville, near the quays of the Seine, lies a green setting that few Parisians know about. This is the Jardin des combattants de la Nueve, a secret spot that's just waiting to be discovered. [Read more]

Le jardin médiéval du Musée de Cluny, un lieu hors du temps à ParisLe jardin médiéval du Musée de Cluny, un lieu hors du temps à ParisLe jardin médiéval du Musée de Cluny, un lieu hors du temps à ParisLe jardin médiéval du Musée de Cluny, un lieu hors du temps à Paris The medieval garden of the Musée de Cluny, a timeless place in Paris
Want to travel back in time? Let's discover a charming park in Paris's Latin Quarter. This is the Medieval Garden of the Musée de Cluny. [Read more]

Jardin Catherine Labouré et le Jardin du PotagerJardin Catherine Labouré et le Jardin du PotagerJardin Catherine Labouré et le Jardin du PotagerJardin Catherine Labouré et le Jardin du Potager The Catherine Labouré Garden and the Potager Garden
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Paris Jardin Lazare Rachline is a location that earns to be known! Nestled in the Marais, this lovely green setting unveils a French formal garden very little known by Parisians. [Read more]

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In Paris fourth arrondissement, not far from the Seine riverbanks and the Pont Marie lays a magnificent French formal garden where you can have a lovely break. Here is the Jardin de l’Hôtel de Sens. [Read more]

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