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where to picnic in paris

where to picnic in paris

As the season of renewal blooms forth, our May Box pays homage to the vibrant spirit of spring! And what better way to celebrate the season than indulging in the beloved Parisian pastime of picnicking? We have curated a list of our top picks for picturesque picnic spots around the city, so you can savor the beauty of the season and create unforgettable memories with friends and loved ones.

Champ de Mars

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This location is ideal for taking in the breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. You can indulge in a serene afternoon soaking up the sun or witness the sunset from here. Moreover, the Eiffel Tower illuminates every hour after sunset, making it an impeccable spot for a picnic at dusk. Remember to bring along a blanket for a comfortable or an extra coat for a more comfortable experience once the sun goes down.


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For those who prefer avoiding the crowds of Champ de Mars, there is an ideal spot located a short distance away that is equally delightful, yet not as well-known. The L’esplandade des Invalides is adorned with well-kept lawns and offers a wonderful view of the golden dome of the monument.

Place des Vosges

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This is certainly one of our top picks (as well as Parisians)! We absolutely adore this Parisian square, which never fails to be an exceptional location for a picnic whether on the grass or on a bench. The square is also conveniently in front of Carette, where you can grab some delectable sandwiches to enjoy. Additionally, the Bastille Market operates on Thursdays and Sundays and is an excellent spot to purchase picnic provisions.

Bois de Vincennes

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Bois de Vincennes is an exceptional park that truly stands out among the others, as it is both stunningly beautiful and immensely vast. Located on the eastern outskirts of Paris, it is a bit further from the city center. The park boasts four picturesque lakes and a stunning Temple of Love situated on the Lac Daumensnil. While some of the lakes offer rowboat rentals to explore the park from a unique perspective, for a picnic, we suggest settling on land and finding a serene spot around one of the lakes to relish the view and natural habitat. The park is so extensive that you will undoubtedly discover an ideal, and almost private, spot for a picnic.

Luxembourg Gardens

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Nestled in the heart of the left bank of Paris, lies a timeless gem of a picnic spot. With its sprawling grounds, this park offers an abundance of space for both children and adults to frolic, play and indulge in delectable picnic treats. Kids can delight in the simple pleasures of pushing boats around the tranquil waters of the garden, while adults can unwind and escape into the pages of their favorite book while lounging in the inviting green chairs. Be sure to arrive early to secure your spot, as these coveted spots fill up quickly on balmy days.

Tuileries Gardens

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Relax in the quintessential Parisian experience of a charming picnic at yet another classic spot – this time, nestled in front of the iconic Louvre. As the sun begins to dip behind the enchanting silhouette of the Eiffel Tower, sprawl out on the lush gardens and take your pick of serene benches or the iconic green chairs. For the ultimate relaxation, recline on one of the green chairs near the soothing fountains and let the tranquil ambiance lull you into a peaceful nap.

The breathtaking beauty of spring in Paris has undoubtedly left you craving for more. Fear not, for our May Box is here to transport you to the whimsical wonderland of French spring, no matter where you are in the world. Overflowing with opulent treasures, our box is the ultimate indulgence for the discerning Francophile. So why wait? Treat yourself to a lavish experience and reserve your very own May Box today. Click HERE to reserve.

Written by Sarah Nusz

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