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Paris Outdoors with Kids

Are you looking for a GREEN place to visit with the kids? Where can you go to find nature in the big city? It’s still warm and the sunshine is peeking out, so what not enjoy it !? Here are a few ideas, inspirations and places to visit for a walk, to explore and breathe some fresh air when outdoors in Paris…

Plein Air

Masami grows and sells seasonal flowers in Paris since 2017. It’s possible to visit the flower farm and buy flowers on Saturday afternoons from 2PM-5PM. On the next few Saturdays: September 28th, October 5th, and October 19th at 11AM, the public can come and have a guided visit.

“Come discover Pépins Production’s Green Houses as well as Plein Air Paris, the urban floriculture farm and enjoy the beautiful wild flowers during an hour long visit. » 

Reservations for a tour at Explore Paris.

Plein Air
40 rue du Télégraphe, 75020 Paris
M° Télégraphe
Enter through the Belleville cemetery and take the central alleyway until the end where you will find a green door on the right.

V’Île Fertile

Did you know that 2 tons of vegetables are produced each year in the Bois de Vincennes park? The V’Île Fertile is open on weekends and holidays from 2PM – 6PM. Visitors can also purchase vegetables at the farm between 3PM – 5PM the first Sunday of each month. Kids can also participate in workshops around the theme of alimentation and the ecology.

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V’Île Fertile
45 avenue de la Belle Gabrielle
75012 Paris

Jardin des serres d’Auteuil

A magical place to wander with kids and discover a very green, lush universe with over 5000 different plant species. This site served as the botanical garden for Louis XV in 1761. This garden is perfect for spending a few hours with a baby or small kids on a rainy day due to the covered green houses. Don’t forget to bring water and a snack because there is no café in this garden.

Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil
3, avenue de la Porte-d’Auteuil
75016 Paris
Access through the Square des Poètes or via Avenue Gordon-Bennett

Opening Hours
– 8AM – 4PM weekdays
– 9AM – 5PM weekends and public holidays
The Palmarium is open from 8AM

Rosiers – Joseph-Migneret Garden

This garden is located in the Marais and his hidden from the street. The entrance can be found through the hall of the Hôtel de Coulanges at 35, rue des Francs-Bourgeois. This is an ideal spot for a falafel picnic (found on rue des Rosiers) with the kids.

Le jardin des Rosiers – Joseph-Migneret
10, rue des Rosiers ou 35-37, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75004 Paris
Everyday from 8AM – 7PM (9AM on weekends)

Miam ! Le Festival de l’Alimentation et de l’Agriculture Durables

During the weekends in September (the 15, 21 & 22) 2019 the Festival MIAM! is open to the public at the Fondation GoodPlanet. On the program: giant open air cooking classes, organic farmers market, kids workshops, concerts and presentations about alimentation and durable agriculture.

Fondation GoodPlanet
1 Carrefour de Longchamp
75116 Paris

Maison de Balzac

Recently renovated, the Maison de Balzac opens its doors with a beautiful garden overlooking the Eiffel Tower. La Maison de Balzac is the old residence of the famous French writer Honoré de Balzac and it is entirely free. At the moment the current exposition: “Balzac et Grandville. Une fantaisie mordante.”

Musée Balzac 
47 Rue Raynouard
75016 Paris

Musée Montmartre

At the Musée Montmartre you will find three gardens dedicated to Auguste Renoir. For 4€ its possible to visit the gardens. There is also Café Renoir in the gardens which is open from 12:15PM – 5PM (and from 12:15PM – 7PM during the high season).

Musée Montmartre
12-14, rue Cortot
75018 Paris

Sessile Flower Market

On Sunday September 22, 2019 from 11PM – 7PM, Sessile, the platform for artisanal florists is having a huge flower market at Ground Control in Paris. You can participate in hands-on workshops to learn how to make bouquets, terrariums, or dried flower wreaths. Ground Control remains a very welcoming place for families with its large indoor and outdoor areas.

Ground Control
81 Rue du Charolais
75012 Paris

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