21 great places for family picnics in Paris region

The sun is back!

It is time for picnics in Paris, with a little taste of summer that really is wonderful!

I've chosen 21 good places for you to have a picnic with your family in Paris !

*21, such as June 21, summer starting day: -)

In the centre of Paris:

Rediscover the charm of the Marais and relax in one of the following parks:

- Square du Temple

In front of the 3rd Arrondissement town hall, it's a little paradise with grass and playgrounds

You can buy food at the Marché des enfants rouges (covered market built 1615) near Rue de Bretagne! It's open every day except on Mondays

Make the most of this picnic to discover the Street Art works of the Marais with a self guided walk starting in Rue de Bretagne


-A huge classic: Place des Vosges 

Here again there is grass and a playground... but sometimes a lot of people...

- The Jardin des Rosiers - Joseph Migneret

It's a well hidden paradise, that you can't see from the street

We get into it at 10 Rue des Rosiers and then enjoy the tranquility surrounded by flowers (and roses: -) and beautiful private hotels!

Note: this garden has been renamed (formerly Francs Bourgeois), and now it is renamed after Joseph Migneret, former principal of a nearby school, Resistant during the Second World War, who saved many children.

-A Royal picnic in Tuileries Garden...

Picnics are tolerated on the grass at the foot of Maillol sculptures on Esplanade du Carroussel 

A unique historic place just two steps away from the Louvre Museum

There are still very few people here: take this opportunity to discover the beautiful Ancient egypt section in the Louvre... And modern art sculptures in the Tuileries thanks to this self guided walk

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-Further south, Luxembourg Garden:

Sit by the pond and enjoy the romantic scenery of these beautiful gardens

It's also a great opportunity to discover Street Art works of the Latin Quarter

 Exploring the art of happy street in Luxembourg

East of Paris:

- The jardins de Reuilly:

Amazing green space to relax or unwind: the Jardins de Reuilly has multiple playgrounds and picnic tables.

This is also an opportunity for you to take a walk to (re)discover the Coulée Verte... as well as its Street Art works!

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- The Jardins de Belleville:

Sit in the stands or on the grass and enjoy the unique view on Paris

There, you can find several playgrounds and table tennis tables

It's also a good starting point to discover the Street Art works of Ménilmontant

 Menilamount street art explore happiness

- The Buttes Chaumont:

Here again you will find playgrounds, merry-go-rounds, a lake and wide lawns!

-The most spacious: Parc de la Villette!

there, we can have a picnic, play football, run... or simply rest in the park on the wide lawn along the Villette canal.

- the bobo picnic by the Saint Martin canal

A chance to have a walk by the canal, to go shopping, to have a picnic or an ice cream... and maybe even catch a Space Invaders!

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West of Paris:

-Martin Luther King Park

Enjoy the lawns and varieties of plants in this little heaven in the 17th Arrondissement

Also a great starting point to discover the charming area of Batignolles and its Street Art Works

 Happy art exploration in batig NORs Street

-The Champs de Mars, unique in the world

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, enjoy this unique view, the large lawns ... but also the playgrounds

At the end of the esplanade, the short-lived Grand Palais is waiting for us

It should be noted that the Eiffel Tower will not be open until July

Mayfly Palace

A little further south, 

-Parc André Citroen:

Large lawns, water jets to cool down, it is the place to be for the pique-nique/digestive nap duo.

Why not continuing with a little ride in a hot air balloon?

Metro: Javel
Open from 9 AM to 7:30 PM

-The most international: the lawns of the Cité Internationale Universitaire

Discover the pavilions of this city, vestiges of the Universal Exhibition and its beautiful lawns

If you want to extend the walk, the Montsouris Park and its Street Art works are just 2 minutes away


Beautiful places to discover outside of Paris also:

To the East:

- The Bois de Vincennes and the Parc Floral

Beware, the floral park is charged from April to September

Possibility to have an indoors treetop adventure course and great playground

From 30/06 to 1/09, shows and concerts are presented there

-The Forêt de Ferrières (77)

With its castle, it is said its name comes from the forges that were there in the Middle Ages.

A beautiful place to discover ...

-A classic: the Forêt de Fontainebleau

This is the adventure for the children with this huge forest and its trees ... and stones! Kids love building huts in the rocks .. and climb them

Possible climbings

More to the West:

-A change of scene at the gates of Paris: the Bois of Boulogne

(Re)discover this wood through a nice walk Accessible with scooters, pushchairs and have a nice picnic

-A little unknown gem: The Parc de St Cloud

A unique place at the gates of Paris that has English and French gardens, as well as a magnificent view of Paris thus being the perfect place for an adventure in the woods!

And if you like to ftake up challenges: try the Parc de St Cloud self guided walk

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-An unknown park: the domaine Marly!

A few minutes away from Paris, an unknown estate that at once has wide lawns, a beautiful view and French gardens.

It is where Louis XIV invited his prestigious guests to hunt!

Happy Marley picnics


A picnic surrounded by History and Green Spaces!

No need to go into the royal gardens, you can picnic on the edge of the beautiful pièce d'eau des Suisses

A bucolic heaven 2 steps away from the Castle!

It is also the starting point if you want to hunt Space Invaders!

Invaders explore the palace of Versailles

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