37 Parks to Explore in France

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France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

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Parks to Explore in France

Arboretum d'Olhain

The Arboretum of Olhain is an arboretum of 2 hectares of extension, which is located between Maisnil-les-Ruitz and Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, France. It is a departmental park of nature and recreation of Olhain, a natural space focused on leisure and tourism, is located in the territory of Maisnil-les-Ruitz. Currently, this park represents 450 hectares of forest and its many recreational sports facilities and so more.

Bois de Boulogne

Bois de Boulogne has become the largest spot for relaxation in the west of Paris. Later it was the hunting ground for the Kings of France with a surface area of 850 hectares. It offers numerous walkways, 28 km of bridleways, and 15 km of touristic cycle routes. There are so many facilities, which have been designed to suit everyone, such as playgrounds for children, the Musée en Herbe, picnic areas, bicycle hire and boat hire on the Lac Inférieur, the Auteuil and Longchamp racecourses, restaura

Castle Hill

Castle Hill Located near the city center of Nice. It offers a delightful walkway with striking views over the Baie des Anges. The park owes its name to the castle of Nice which once shielded the city from multiple invaders from different kingdoms and duchies during the Middle Ages.

Champ de Mars

Champs de Mars is a vast public green space in Paris. the park is nestled between the world-famous Eiffel tower and the Ecolé Militaire building complex. A hotspot for national events, it can be accessed freely and offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument. It will be a remarkable experience in your life.

Château de Cormatin

Château de Cormatin is surrounded by moats filled with water and a magnificent 12-hectare park featuring flowerbeds, a traditional kitchen garden, a box tree maze, ornamental lakes, and 200-year-old lime trees. The castle was classified as a historical monument in 1862 and 1903 and various parts of the park were inscribed in 2019.

Cité de l'Espace

The Cité de l'Espace is a park dedicated to the conquest of space, space technologies, and the planets, it is located in Toulouse and opened on June 27, 1997. You can see exhibits on astronautics and astronomy, model rockets of space stations of planets, etc. Animations allow you to better understand certain aspects of the constraints undergone by the body. A rotating chair will completely disorient your sense of balance, but once you have recovered you will be able to taste the joys of traveli

Colombière Park

The Park Colombiere is a public park Forest which has a french style garden and you can enjoy a few moments in this vast symmetrical garden. There are plenty of small paths, so take a walk under the big trees. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1925. It was one of the nice locations to spend some free time.

Coulée Verte René-Dumont

The Coulée Verte René-Dumont is a lush elevated park built atop a revitalized railway structure in the 12th Arrondissement. This green garden path stretches for three miles, with landscapes ranging from modern and manicured to wild and natural. The western portion of the parkway may be accessed via stairways and elevators leading up to the elevated viaduct. This portion is reserved for pedestrians. It was one of the nice place to spend some free time in the middle of greenery.

Deûle park

The Deûle park is a park suburban of 400 hectares of northern France structured around Upper Deûle, which was established to protect the good fields south of the irreplaceable Lille conurbation. It is an important element of the regional green network and an important recreation area in a particularly densely urbanized region poor in green spaces. It is a rich mosaic of more or less natural or anthropogenic environments developed over a vast area of ​​former marshes, largely drained and above

Domain Trévarez

A famous castle which was located in the commune of Saint-Goazec in Finistère, in Brittany, France. It was built in the heart of 85 hectares of grounds and has been awarded France's '20th Century Heritage' label. A beautiful park and a botanical garden are also set in this place and they are listed on the Ministry's database and are open to the public. The chateau is also listed in the monument Historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

Jardin d'Acclimatation

The Garden of acclimatization is an amusement park and pleasure of the 16 th arrondissement of Paris, along the Bois de Boulogne. This green space covers 19 hectares, between the Porte de Neuilly and the Porte des Sablons at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, along the Boulevard Maurice-Barrès located in Neuilly-sur-Seine. It was one of the nice locations where you can spend a nice time.

Jardin de La Fontaine

Les Jardins de la Fontaine is a public park located in Nîmes, in the Gard. They are made around the original Nîmes source, already venerated by the tribes before the arrival of the Romans. The source of the Fontaine is also at the origin of the creation of the agglomeration several centuries before the Gallo-Roman period. Their architectural organization also highlights two major ancient monuments of the city, the temple of Diana and the Magne Tower.

Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes is a park and a botanical garden open to the public, located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. It is the seat and the main site of the National Museum of Natural History, which also has other sites in Paris and in the provinces. It also has a menagerie, greenhouses, and scientific exhibition buildings serving as museums and a Paleontology gallery.

Jardin des plantes de Nantes

The Jardin des Plantes de Nantes is a beautiful municipal botanical garden in Pays de la Loire, France. The garden includes about 11,000 species plants and a fine collection of statues, as well as pavilions, fountains, and cascades. One of the notable feature of the garden's is its palm house and greenhouses. It contain an exceptional collection of epiphytes, including orchids of the African lowlands and Asian mountains respectively.

La Cité de la Mer

La Cité de la Mer is a scientific and fun park, inaugurated on April 29, 2002and located in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, dedicated to underwater exploration and the discovery of the great depths, completed in 2012 by a new Titanic space, back to Cherbourg. The idea of ​​a museum around the Redoutable, the first French nuclear submarine, dates from the launch of its dismantling in the late 1980s.

La Montagne des Singes

The Montagne des Singes is an animal park located in the commune of Kintzheim in Alsace . In this 24 hectare space which opened in 1969 , we can observe more than 240 magots . Since the park was created in 1969, the Montagne des Singes has also housed a center for studies on the social behavior of magots. One of the nice location which was aimed in the conservation fo Magots.

Le Pal

Le Pal Park covers 35 hectares and includes an amusement park and animal area. Located in the municipality area of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre, in the Allier, France. Created in 1973, the site became a theme park in 1981. It offers more than 25 attractions and more than 600 animals in semi-captivity, among several animal shows. It has around 500 animals from five continents. It also offers animals shows featuring sea lions and other birds.

Luxembourg Gardens

The Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612 was located on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. This park an ideal place to rest after a long day exploring the city. The park houses several metal benches surrounded by numerous statues and sculptures, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a bit of fresh air.

Montagne des Singes

The Montagne des Singes is an animal park located in the town of Kintzheim in Alsace. In this space of 24 hectares which opened in 1969, one can observe more than 240 magots. The site is open from late March to mid-November. The visit lasts about an hour. It has free parking, a picnic area, restaurant service, and a playground. This place also housed a center for studies on the social behavior of magots.


Nigloland is an amusement park located in Dolancourt in the French department of Aube. Founded by two brothers and former fairgrounds, Patrice and Philippe Gélis. The park is divided into four themed areas: the Canadian Village, the Rock 'n' Roll Village, the Wonderful Village, and the Swiss Village. One of the nice location which was offering a good time for you.

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