Gardening and nature-related activities

Guided garden tours and gardening workshops are just two of the ways to get close to nature in Greater Paris


As a leisure activity, gardening is good for the mind and body. It has also become cool, and these days, people all over the country are taking up gardening with great enthusiasm. Garden experts are to hand to teach you to get green fingers, with everything from introductory lessons and specific how-tos to flower arranging courses.

Guided tours of parks and gardens

Take a walking or cycling tour (also offered in sign language and English) with a guide to explore Greater Paris parks and gardens properly. The tours, which last from two to three hours, are open to individuals as well as groups, and it is best to book in advance. You can opt for a countryside stroll through the Bois de Boulogne or the Parc départemental de l'île Saint-Germain and a guided tour of the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud or the Parc départemental de L'Île-Saint-Denis, among other possibilities.