This summer, as announced by the mayor in January, a new initiative is being tried in Paris: 9 of the most beautiful and popular parks are open 24/7, as is usually not the case with Parisian parks, which gates are normally strictly closed after the guards blow their whistle.
The initiative actually started in May 2016, but it was limited to Fridays and Saturdays nights. But in July and August, these parks are really open all day and night.
The 9 parks involved are:
– Parc des Buttes Chaumont (see picture) and Parc Montsouris, two beautiful parks significant of the Haussmann renovations of Paris in the 1860-70s
– Parc André Citroën and Parc Martin Luther King, two contemporary parks, surrounded with contemporary architecture
– Square Louis XIII (in the center of gorgeous Place des Vosges) and Jardin des Grands Explorateurs (between the Observatory and the Luxembourg gardens) are small green areas, but located in central districts
– 3 other parks that have less chance to explore: Parc Kellermann (13th arrondissement) Pelouses d’Auteuil (16th), Square Séverine (20th).
Go to parks at night | Art & culture, Relaxing | Free
Rue Botzaris 1
Jul – Aug 24 hours daily