• The best gardens: It’s hard to choose between the grand geometry of the Tuileries, the relaxed elegance of the Jardin du Luxembourg, or the colorful palette of Giverny.

  • The best parks: The Bois de Boulogne, has lakes, gardens, and even a small amusement park (the Jardin d’Acclimatation) for your rambling pleasure. The Bois de Vincennes may not have an amusement park, but it does have a medieval castle, the Château de Vincennes, complete with ramparts and a keep, as well as the Parc Floral and the smartly refurbished Parc Zoologique de Paris.

  • The best primrose promenade: The Promenade Plantée (now called Coulée verte René-Dumont) must be the world’s skinniest garden: Being set atop a former train viaduct, you can stroll among the flowers and greenery from the Place de la Bastille all the way to the Bois de Vincennes.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.