All sorts of activities for all ages in one of the city’s greenest parks.

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Hurrah for picnics!

These leafy, green lungs of the city cover nearly 23 hectares of the seventh arrondissement. It is an ideal spot for a picnic, playing with the kids in one of its many playgrounds or enjoying a gentle stroll and a little relaxation. This vast green expanse is also home to the Palais du Luxembourg, the seat of the French Senate, and there is also a puppet theatre, the théâtre des marionettes, and a carousel. Younger visitors can take pony rides or hire small remote-control boats to play with in the pond. Whilst adults can attend gardening and bee-keeping classes, practise martial arts or play tennis or basketball on one of the many courts. The Théâtre de l'Odéon is just around the corner from this park. It is open from 7.30 or 8.15am to 4.30 or 9.30pm, depending on the time of year.

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