This summer, for the fourth consecutive year, the city council of Paris decided to leave open some green spaces at night, which is usually not the case since Parisian parks usually close at night (and in winter even in late afternoon), after the guards blow their whistle.
This year, 13 parks are open day and night until the 8th of September.
Some of these green spaces are very small and located in residential areas, but others are big and/or located in central areas, so don’t miss the occasion to enjoy them on a night stroll or for a late summer picnic. It is notably the case of:
– Square Louis XIII, the small but elegant park located in the centre of prestigious Place des Vosges (in the Marais)
– Jardin des Grands Explorateurs (between Luxembourg and the Observatory), in the central area of the Left Bank, along the axis of Paris’s meridian
– Jardin Villemin (only Friday and Saturday nights), a public garden located next to the Canal Saint-Martin (at its ‘elbow’), also very popular at night
– Square Louise Michel (down the hill of Montmartre, offering a nice view on the Sacré Coeur basilica)
– Parc des Buttes Chaumont (see picture), a beautiful park in the North-West of Paris, significant of the urban planning in the Second Empire
– Parc Montsouris, its younger brother of the South