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The most charming hidden gardens of the Marais

Do you ever get sick and tired of the city’s constant agitation ? Are you in need for some peace, some tranquil scenery ? The Paris lifestyle isn’t always a walk in the park. As such, one might sometimes feel the irrepressible need to revitalize themselves with the help of a little greenery. Thankfully, peaceful courtyards and hidden parks are plentiful in Paris, where nature and architecture come to meet and form little cocoons of serenity. It is especially true in the Marais, a neighborhood located in the center of Paris, most well known for its art galleries, showrooms, and designer boutiques. But that’s not all ! Here are 5 of the most charming hidden gardens of the Marais, selected by Galerie Joseph, expert in private event venues in Paris.

Clos des Blancs Manteaux – 21 rue des Blancs Manteaux

The clos des Blancs Manteaux (which is dedicated to Lady Diana, princess of Wales) is a wonderful exemple of biodiversity in Paris. It is located a stone’s throw away from the Hôtel de Ville metro and the Centre Pompidou. This 1000sqm wide garden is home to about 250 different types of plants. There are medicinal plants, aromatic herbs, as well as produce from the collective vegetable patch there, shared between the neighborhood’s inhabitants. This walled garden is not only a communal space : it is also an ideal location to raise awareness on eco-citizenship. Indeed, during the week, small student groups may come to learn about the environment, plants, and animals. They may also learn about waste sorting and recycling. It is the perfect activity to raise awareness amongst our young.

The garden is open to the public from 8:30am to 5pm. It is perfectly suited for family (or solo) picnics. Informative labels allow visitors to learn more about the plants that populate the area, as well as their specific attributes.


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