It’s the end of September but it’s not too late to get outside. Jardins Ouverts invites anyone in the Île-de-France region to enjoy the incredible French gardens around them on the weekend of September 29 and 30.
The event, now in its second year, attracted more than 30,000 visitors last year to 300 events in 115 gardens. This year, more than 125 vegetable gardens, shared gardens, community gardens, family gardens, private gardens, and urban farms all over Île-de-France will open their gates to the public. Once again, encouraging les français to eat local and find their own green thumbs, the events will focus on vegetable gardens.
Of the green spaces specially open in central Paris, we recommend you stop by the gardens of famous scientist Marie Curie, or perhaps the gardens of painter Auguste Renoir. Sign up for a free visit and taste test of the produce at Farmhouse So Ouest, or tour the Galeries Lafayette rooftop garden. Visit a rooftop garden just for the sights, or sign up for an amateur garden-party pétanque competition.