The garden is named after a young 19th-century nun to whom the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared as she tended the kitchen garden. These days the garden’s visitors are far less spiritual – mainly Parisians wanting to relax in the 7,000-m² expanse of lawns and greenery. The garden’s fruit trees, vine-covered pergola and vegetable garden have survived the passage of time. It is an attractive spot in summer for an outing with friends or family, to sunbathe on the lawns or to walk along the cross-shaped outline showing where the convent once stood.
29 rue de Babylone – 75007 Paris – Metro: Sèvres Babylone
Paris neighborhood harbor small squares where it
feels good to relax in the shade
but some are so difficult to find that if someone
does not give you the address it is impossible to find and the Square St
Gilles-Saint-Veneur is one of them
To access it, you should
take the rue
de Hesse, or Harquebusiers, then cross the
small porch in front
of you and you will discover the smallest square
of the 3rd districts beautifully decorated with climbing
roses; So romantic!
My recommendation: on your way buy a sandwich made with french
baguette and enjoy a peaceful lunch on the grass
Square St Gilles-Saint-Veneur
Rue des Arquebusiers
Left end of the street
Metro: Chemin Vert ou St Sébastien Froissart
Small garden, pretty wild, open exceptionally on the occasion of the garden festival!
During these two days a lot of hidden gardens open their doors
If you want to receive the schedule for all garden visits, please, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 39 rue Gay-Lussac 75005 Paris
On 26 and 27 September, the annual Festival of Paris Gardens opens up the green spaces of Paris for two spectacular days. It features hundreds of free events in gardens throughout the French capital – from guided tours and walks to concerts and exhibitions.
Parc de la Tourette, behind the Sacré Coeur and so peaceful when hundred of tourists stand in front of the church. very few tourists go there.
In the heart of the Marais, Little garden “à la française” full of roses at summer time Access by the Rue des Arquebusiers or Rue Villehardouin (3rd district)
Thousands of tourists are visiting Montmartre each year without having the chance to have a peaceful rest in this garden very difficult to find.
Rue Saint-Vincent – 18e (next to the vineyards) M° Lamarck-Caulaincourt
Only opened from April to October on Saturday from 10 AM to 12.30 AM
and 1.30 PM to 6.30 PM
Don’t miss it if you happen to go to Montmartre a Saturday
This is the entrance of a little garden which belongs to the evangelical lutheran church, 147 rue de Grenelle Métro : Latour-Maubourg
Open every day
Square Barye in the far southeastern corner of Saint Louis Island
This lovely square provides beautiful views over Notre-Dame’s chevet (eastern end).
Address : Quai de l’Archevêché, rue du Cloître Notre-Dame, 75004
Open every day until 9.30 PM during summer