A picnic in Paris
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Summer has come to Paris in grand style and it's time to head to the city’s green spaces, parks and squares for lunch on the grass. But be careful! You don’t want to opt for just anywhere. Be particularly picky about your picnic! Read on to find out about the best picnic spots as selected and carefully tested by your Hotel Le Six Paris team.
A romantic Parisian picnic
Imagine unpacking your picnic basket in a charming belvedere commanding a fabulous view of Paris, or beneath a century-old oak shading paths lined with flowers, or perhaps at the statue-dotted edge of a large pond reflecting the blue sky... Welcome to two of the most romantic gardens in Paris; the Parc Buttes-Chaumont and the Parc Montsouris. Both were created in the second half of the 19th century to provide city-dwellers with verdant leisure areas. Today, they express the artistry of the gardens of the period while offering a delightful ambiance and the ideal setting for a romantic lunch...
A picnic among the Parisians
Want to sample the art of living, Parisian-style? Head to the Jardins du Luxembourg. This magnificent public park is an essential aspect of Parisian life and a must-see for visitors to the city. People come to read in the famous green chairs, listen to live music at the bandstands, glide radio-controlled boats across the pond or simply have lunch in the sun while watching the chess players and joggers. Want to see a contemporary Parisian park? Take a stroll on the banks of the Seine at the Parc André-Citroën, opened in 1992. As well as its wonderful view of the river and nearby monuments, this green space boasts a huge lawn, greenhouse pavilions filled with exotic plants, and themed gardens. The park’s water games are a great way to cool off the kids before they settle down to a sandwich!
There are a thousand ways to picnic in Paris. Why not choose the best? The Six Paris team will be happy to recommend the best bakeries and delicatessens where you can fill your picnic basket!
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