Paris can be described as heaven on earth. After all, the city offers such a beautiful vibe and appeal. Every single thing in the French capital is worth applauding; be it the colorful meadows, natural landscapes, architectural wonders, culinary culture, nightlife, adventurous spots, and whatnot. Needless to mention, the French capital is mainly known for the wide range of gardens and parks scattered all around the city.
However, not everyone will be an outdoor person. Even if you are, what if it is freezing cold outside, raining or snowing? Worry not; the capital city of France boasts a huge number of indoor gardens as well. Some of those indoor gardens in Paris are listed below. Note that if you enjoy being with a vast variety of plants rather than venturing on clichéd Eiffel Tower and Louvre tours on your holidays, you may include some of the following options in your private Paris tour itinerary.
Jardins Des Serresd’Auteuil
This amazing botanical garden is located towards the western part of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne. Being constructed during the 17th century, Jardins des Serresd’Auteuil is one of the ancient botanical gardens maintained in the city. Currently, the main objective of this spectacular garden is to produce different varieties of indoor plants that can be used to beautify the indoors of the Parisian municipal buildings. You can find a wide variety of tropical plants here ranging from succulents to palm trees. The best part is that the entry to this green space is free of cost making it a perfect activity that you can indulge in on your Paris tours when it is too rainy, snowy, or sunny outdoors.
The magnificent Jardins Rosa-Luxemburg is located in the 18th arrondissement on the edge of the beautiful Boulevard Peripherique. This boulevard plays a key role in secluding the garden from the hustle and bustle of the city making it a peaceful and serene space to spend some quality time. This garden was actually a part of the Halle Pajol Project, in which Parisian authorities purchased an abandoned French train company and converted it to a stunning green space.
The main theme is this garden is sustainability and you will understand it as soon as you enter this serene space. Note that most of the interior works here are done using the parts of the old warehouse. Plus, the building boasts multiple solar panels that provide electricity to the entire garden and project. You will be amazed to know that even the residents nearby can grow kitchen gardens in the designated areas here. Additionally, there is a play area for kids here making it a perfect choice for family vacation whether or not the weather outdoors is favorable.
Grandesserres Du Jardin Des Plantes
This is the largest and the main botanical garden in the country. It is located in the 5th arrondissement alongside the picturesque Seine River. The GrandesSerres du Jardin des Plantes constitutes of four major greenhouses including the Jardin d’ hiver (winter garden), SerreMexicaine (Mexican greenhouse), the Serre de Paléobotanique (greenhouse of the history of plants), and the SerreAustralienne (Australian greenhouse).
This is one of the oldest greenhouses in France and its construction dates back to the 16th century. Additionally, all these four greenhouses were restored between 2005 and 2010 to give it a unique look and ambiance. You can find multiple plant varieties from all over the world in this botanical garden making it a perfect spot for all the travelers who love to learn about the world’s botany.
Le Jardin Des Papillons Au Parc Floral
Unlike the options mentioned above, this is an amazing park that is located in the 12th arrondissement at the Bois de Vincennes. Here, you can see one of the four ancient botanical gardens in Paris. Note that the popular Jardin des Papillons, widely known as the Butterfly garden, is located here. It is to be noted that more than 300 varieties of butterflies reside in this garden. Hence, it got the name.
Additionally, you can find a huge variety of other insects here. This remarkable garden is located inside a greenhouse and will be open to the public only for six months of a year; that is between the months of May and October. Needless to mention, if you wish to explore this mesmerizing garden, you will have to plan your Paris tours accordingly. Undoubtedly, this will be a perfect spot for family vacations since there will be hardly any kid who does not love colorful butterflies.
Some of the other amazing indoor gardens that you can explore in the capital city of France on your vacation include the Les Serres du Jardin du Luxembourg, Les Serres du Parc André Citroën, and the Grande Mosquée de Paris. It is recommended to sort your options out depending on the type of gardens or species of plants you would like to explore in order to make things easier when it comes to planning your tour itinerary.