Is there a better way to enjoy the last rays of the autumn sun than to stroll around the most beautiful gardens of the capital? The team of the Gramont Opera Paris hotel has prepared a list of places to visit; places where you can take the time to walk, to think, to contemplate...
A true emblem of Paris, it is the oldest public garden in the capital. This magnificent green lung is also a strategic path for those in a hurry: from one end to the other, it serves the Champs Élysées, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and the Opéra district, making it one of the busiest gardens in Paris.
It was created in the 16th century as a large royal garden for Catherine de Medici and has been remodeled over the years for Napoleon III. This charming Italian garden is entirely walled and divided into squares with a series of labyrinths and fountains. It is one of the gardens in which the history of Paris can be felt through its numerous statues and different architectures. A true haven of peace, you will find a large number of species and varieties of flowers giving the garden its charm and magic.
15 minutes walk from the Hotel Gramont
Start your stroll in Saint-Germain-Des-Prés by visiting one of the most elegant gardens in the capital, the Luxembourg Gardens. This vast park was created in the 17th century at the wish of Marie de Médicis, and still houses the Luxembourg Palace, the seat of the Senate, as well as a vast heritage of plants that is still little known. You will discover an unsuspected cultural wealth composed of 106 sculptures that will take you on a journey through history.
Designed as a little piece of Italy in the heart of Paris, you will discover the many plant species and the riches it contains. It holds kilometers of path and numerous tennis courts, it is a delight for athletes and runners who come every day by thousands in of the most beautiful gardens in the Latin Quarter.
24 min by transport from Hotel Gramont
A favourite place for lovers of culture, the Jardin des Plantes in Paris is distinguished by its numerous infrastructures that are both admirable and unforgettable.
The 24-hectare park has a dozen themed gardens, a menagerie, thousands of protected plants and magnificent greenhouses. Four centuries ago, its use was quite different: it was used to grow the many medicinal plants that Louis XIII needed for his health. The Jardin des Plantes has witnessed more than 400 years of history that make it an infinite source of poetry.
22 minutes by transport from the Hotel Gramont
Bordered by private mansions, the Parc Monceau is one of the most elegant green spaces in Paris. Its birth dates back to 1769 when the Duke of Chartres had a pavilion built surrounded by a French garden. In 1773, he decided to turn it into a garden of illusions where exoticism, antiquity and the Middle Ages were mixed with a whole set of decorations of which only a few vestiges remain that we can admire everywhere in this park. There is still a false Egyptian pyramid of Masonic inspiration, tombs and false ruins in a large, almost theatrical setting. Since the end of the 19th century, numerous statues of writers, poets and musicians have adorned the lawns, giving the park an even more romantic character. There are statues of Chopin, Maupassant and many others.
15 min by transport from the Hotel Gramont
Paris in all its splendor offers us a multitude of unexpected byways all around its gardens. We meet anonymous people who share the love of a place full of history and yet well anchored in our time. As Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, the father of the Jardin des Plantes, said: "the greatest worker of nature is time".
They are all very accessible, you will have no difficulty reaching these marvelous Parisian parks and gardens from our Hôtel Gramont. What are you waiting for to visit them?