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Sunny days are here again; time for a picnic in the Jardin du Luxembourg!
Publish on Sunday, 5 May 2019 in Visit Paris
With the return of the sunny days comes the desire to enjoy the parks and gardens of Paris. The Hotel Albe Saint-Michel is ideally located close to the Jardin du Luxembourg, where you can enjoy a picnic or just some relaxation with family or friends!
A well-stocked picnic basket for a royal lunch
A former royal garden, the Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most popular parks for both Parisians and tourists. In this place full of trees and flowers, it’s easy to find a shady corner to spread a tablecloth and unwrap the tasty treasures of a picnic basket. Or you might prefer to lie on the grass and enjoy the early summer rays. Salad, chicken, cold roast, summer fruit, pies and quiches accompanied by a fresh and sparkling rosé. What could be better? A tasty little dessert and coffee to finish, then it’s high time for a snooze in the dappled shade.
A park with plenty of family-friendly activities
With its French-style and English-style gardens separated by a large octagonal basin and a stand of trees, the Jardin du Luxembourg is a haven of peace and tranquillity. But did you know that this lovely public park also offers a variety of activities to enjoy with your family? You can, for example, play tennis, petanque, learn about beekeeping in the park’s very own apiary or attend arboriculture classes. Take the time to discover the orchard and its wealth of ancient and obscure apple varieties, the orangery, the rose garden, and the greenhouses sheltering a superb collection of orchids. Your children will also love the regularly scheduled puppet show. Finally, close to the Grand Bassin pond, you can rent model boats and sail them on the water using a long stick to push them off on their little voyages as children have done here for generations.
Hotel Albe Saint Michel, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Saint-Michel district