To avoid the crowd of Luxembourg or Les Buttes Chaumont, here is a selection of secret gardens in Paris where you will find solace in the heart of the city.
Le Jardin naturel
120 rue de la Réunion, 75020
Unlike other Paris’ gardens, where everything seems so perfectly geometrical, this garden appears like a real miniature forest. A real haven of calm.
Le square Francs-Bourgeois-Rosiers
Hidden from the street, you’ll have to go through the hall of Hôtel de Coulanges, a 17th century building (35 rue de Turenne), to access this precious little garden. One of the rare places in Paris where you might have the luck to be entirely by yourself. Perfect spot to read a book after a long walk in Le Marais.
Le Jardin zen du Panthéon Bouddhique.
19 avenue Iéna.
To enter the garden of the beautiful Musée Guimet is like travelling to Japan: giants stalks of bamboos, big stones, and a perfect place to drink tea. The kind of place you want to stay a secret forever.