Luxembourg Gardens
Luxembourg Gardens

As we make our way into summer, you’ll want to spend more and more time outdoors on your next Parisian vacation.  We here at New York Habitat are going to be highlighting some of the great outdoor parks and gardens in Paris so that you’ll already have some places in mind before you go.  These spots are all great for strolling, picnicking, or just sitting and people-watching, a favorite pastime of Parisians!

This week, we’ll be looking at the largest park in Paris: le Jardin du Luxembourg! This park is actually located on the Left Bank of Paris, near le Quartier Latin which is the 5th arrondissement, and there are so many things to do.  The garden itself is home to French Senate, located in the Palais du Luxembourg, at the north end of the park.  Le Jardin du Luxembourg is a favorite place of Parisians to sit back, relax, and people watch.  You can also stroll through the many walkways and take in the many statues that can be found in the park, including the original model for the Statue of Liberty.  Along the fence that surrounds the park, there is often a photography exhibit.  There is also plenty to do for children, like launching a sailboat in the large, central fountain, watching a puppet show, and getting a pony ride.  Le Jardin du Luxembourg is a must-visit spot in Paris, if only for the quintessential Parisian atmosphere it offers.

New York Habitat has many vacation rentals in the 5th arrondissement, near le Jardin du Luxembourg.  The two listed here are but a small sample.

Paris Vacation Rental 2 Bedroom in Saint Michel (PA-3703)
Paris Vacation Rental 2 Bedroom in Saint Michel (PA-3703)
This 1 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Quartier Latin (PA-2534) is just steps away from le Jardin du Luxembourg.  This penthouse apartment is bright and sunny, thanks to its many windows and décor.  The building is classically French, and some touches of this style remain in the apartment, despite some modernizations in the kitchen and bath.  The highlight is the balcony and its amazing views of Paris!

If you need some more space, this 2 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Port Royal (PA-3703) is also available.  The elegant style of this apartment will make you feel like French royalty, with its many large windows, French doors, and other decorative touches.  Past clients have described this apartment as “very attractive, spacious and well maintained”.

Le Jardin du Luxembourg is a perfect way to spend a beautiful summer day in Paris.  Its central location makes it easily accessible from wherever you are and it’s the perfect spot to just relax and soak up some Parisian atmosphere.  A nearby New York Habitat vacation apartment rental could make a visit to le Jardin du Luxembourg a daily occurrence!

To learn about the other parks on our list, see:

#3 Le Champ de Mars
#4 Le Bois de Boulogne
#5 Le Bois de Vincennes

What did you think of our list?  Are there any parks you would have liked to see?  Please share your ideas with us in the comments section.

Now we learn about an another Parsian park, this one is called Le Jardin des Tuileries