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Afternoons in Paris: Best Outdoor Spaces to Relax


Bon après-midi à tous ! One of my favorite things to do in the afternoons in Paris is to while away the hours outdoors with a good book and, of course, a snack 🙂 Today I’m sharing some of my favorite outdoor spaces in Paris to relax for the afternoon!

Jardin du Luxembourg

Located in the 6th arrondissement, the Luxembourg Garden is packed full of beauty. Even on the busiest of days, there is always a sense of oasis here and I absolutely love bringing the afternoon to an end here!

best spaces to spend an afternoon relaxing in paris

Jardin des Tuileries

This is right in the thick of all the attractions in the 1st arrondissement, but the breathtaking scenery helps you forget about all the hustle and bustle around.

best spaces to relax in the afternoons in paris

Parc Monceau

This park in the 8th arrondissement looks like a painting everywhere you turn. It is so elegant, but so down to earth, full of joggers, readers, and picnicking families.

pictures of gardens and trees at parc monceau in paris

Place des Vosges

This stunningly beautiful square is in the trendy Marais neighborhood of Paris, in walking distance of all kinds of wonderful shops, bars, and restaurants, making it the perfect spot to relax after an afternoon of shopping or prior to enjoying l’apéro!

afternoons in paris best outdoor spaces to relax

Square des Batignolles

Tucked up in the 17th arrondissement, this adorable little park is worth the hike! It’s so charming and, though small, it is full of so many beautiful nooks!

people relaxing in square des batignolles in paris

Jardin du Palais Royal

This is a tiny, but lovely little garden behind the Palais Royal in the 1st arrondissement. It’s great if you want to relax for a bit but aren’t in the mood for the busier speed over in the Tuileries.

best spaces to relax in pairs: jardin du palais royal paris

Along La Seine

Finally, there’s nothing like just finding a spot along the Seine to spend your afternoon! It’s such a pleasant way to soak in the sights and sounds of the city.

girls sitting beside the seine river in paris

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