3 Atypical Green Spaces for Groups to Experience Paris

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Jardin du Luxembourg; Photo Credit: Guilhem Vellut

Groups visiting Paris will want to explore the typical Eiffel Tower and Louvre attractions, but some of the best experiences can be found in the city’s parks.

These three green spaces allow attendees to experience Paris like a local and enjoy some built-in, team building activities in the process.

Parc Rives de Seine

Recently opened, as of April 2017, the Parc Rives de Seine offers attendees a space to walk along the right bank of the Seine River. Both banks along the river are now listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, especially because of the right bank’s wide variety of fair-trade and locavore food outlets for sale. Groups can cheer each other on in a game of petanque (similar to bocce) in one of the park’s five courts or play board games at the Scilicet fair-trade café.

Jardin du Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Gardens are chockfull of activities and attractions that give groups a taste of Paris. Not only do the 61-acre gardens (split into French and English gardens) feature beautiful orchids and roses as well as 106 statues spread throughout, there are also opportunities for attendees to play a game of chess or tennis or even drive remote-control boats. Free photography exhibitions and concerts in the bandstand round out the experience.

Quai Saint-Bernard

What better way to experience Paris than through dance? During the summertime, the Quai Saint-Bernard becomes a huge outdoor dance floor weekday evenings. Both dance experts and beginners are welcome to test their skills in the waterfront promenade. A nearby outdoor sculpture museum is also very-much worth perusing.

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