Outdoor Activity / Park
Party Earth Review After a day of shopping on Rue de Rivoli or a cultural dip into the Louvre, nothing beats a refreshing reprieve in the serene and slightly surreal gardens behind the Palais-Royal, the former childhood home of Louis XIV. The crème de la crème of French society used to hang here in Louis’ time, and while the palace itself ... more
Place du Palais-Royal
Rue de Rivoli
During the weekends for about two months every summer, the Festival Classique Au Vert in Paris features live ... moreLe Parc Floral
Route du Champ de Manoeuvre
Party Earth Review Although named for famous French renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne, tree-lined Avenue Montaigne is more closely associated with haute couture, swish cafés, and five-star hotels than it is with philosophy. On one side of the famed Golden Triangle – a term that denotes the exceptional wealth along ... more
Green thumbs and nature lovers of all sorts gather for the annual Festival International des Jardins, or the ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Anyone looking for the best in French accessories, shoes, and lingerie should head to Rue de Rennes, which is the place to go to find something for every budget. With glittering shops rivaling those on the Rue de Rivoli and in the Champs-Élysées area, Rue de Rennes, located in the heart of chic Saint Germain, has the advantage ... more
Rue de Rennes
Party Earth Review Ah, Paris! The center of the fashion world would not be complete without Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, a street comprised of some of the most spectacular shops on the planet. Global fashion houses like Hermès, Chloé, Lanvin, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, and Dior rub shoulders with uber-exclusive designers ... more
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Special Event / Outdoor Event
Domaine National de Saint-Cloud
Market / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review In operation since the late 1700s, Marché D’Aligre is a resoundingly budget-friendly market that features a massive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, ethnic curios, vintage wares, and flea market flotsam among its many stalls. Given how easy it is to find a kilo of oranges or a big carton of fresh ... more
Outdoor Activity / Park
Party Earth Review Set behind the Palais du Luxembourg are the grand and lovely Luxembourg Gardens. Picturesque gravel paths meander through the lush foliage and vibrant flowers, past fountains and statues and sculptures, to finally end at the expansive green lawns that make up most of the park. The focal points are the gorgeous Marie de ... more
Market / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review In a city brimming with shopping options, Rue Charlot offers a chic and unusual experience that promises quick access to emerging French designers, art galleries, and vintage clothing boutiques. In many ways, Rue Charlot is a typically Parisian street with barely enough room for all the delivery trucks and bicycles ... more
Party Earth Review In operation since 1885, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen – commonly known as “Les Puces”– is one of the largest flea and antique markets in the world, attracting more than a hundred thousand visitors every weekend. Covering several acres, the area is actually a collection of several distinct markets (marchés), with stalls and shops ... more
140 Rue des Rosiers
Parisians smoke, drink too much wine, eat fatty foods, and smoke some more, and yet they still seem to live forever – maybe because there are so many great outdoor activities in Paris.
One of the best things about the city is that it’s incredibly walkable, so a perfect way to spend some time outdoors in Paris is to throw on a pair of sneakers and hit the sidewalk. If just lazing in the grass sounds better, parks abound in the City of Light, and anyone in search of a delightful retreat from the traffic and noise of the Paris streets should take a short trip on the metro and spend an afternoon at Le Parc Floral.
Closer to the city center are the grand and lovely Luxembourg Gardens, which make for one of many picturesque outdoor activities in Paris, as do the serene and slightly surreal gardens behind the Palais-Royal.
For a Paris outdoor event that’s a little more active, window shopping is practically an Olympic sport in this town, and anyone looking for the best in French accessories, shoes, and lingerie should head to Rue de Rennes or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Also worth hitting up is Les Puces de Saint-Ouen – commonly known as “Les Puces”– one of the largest flea and antique markets in the world that attracts more than one hundred thousand visitors every single weekend.
Less budget-friendly but far more stunning are the broad, tree-lined sidewalks, bustling outdoor cafés, glittering architecture, and important historical sites of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, considered by many to be the most beautiful avenue in the world. Walking the Champs-Élysées is a signature Paris outdoor activity, right up there with hiking the Eiffel Tower and strolling past the countless cafés, brasseries, and shops to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the stunning white cathedral perched on top of a hill overlooking the city.
Spending time outdoors in Paris – on foot, on a bike, or just on your butt – is a très bon way to spend the day.