Jardin Catherine Labouré: an enchanting and unknown garden in a enchanting part of Paris, rue de Babylone in the 7th

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

Secret garden in the Marais: Square St Gilles Saint Veneur

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

75003 Paris

Left end of the street

Metro: Chemin Vert ou St Sébastien Froissart

14th edition of the Paris Garden Festival, 25th & 26th September 2010

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 lisette.anne@gmail.com

Address: 39 rue Gay-Lussac 75005 Paris

Paris Hidden gardens – Festival of Paris Gardens

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.


Jardin sauvage St Vincent in Montmartre

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