There are few things more blissful than a picnic in Paris. Beautiful weather, friends, cheese, baguette, red wine… what’s not to love?
Over the years, I’ve picnicked almost everywhere in Paris — from the Seine to the banlieues to everywhere in between. So I wanted to put together a guide on my recommendations for where to picnic in Paris.
This list includes parks, canals, and even specific quays on the Seine — and I’ve included a handy map to help you find them.
I’ve also included which foods and beverages to pack, because what’s a picnic if not a reason to enjoy delicious food and wine?
Where to picnic in Paris: Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
One of Paris’ largest parks, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont feels like a nature reserve within the city with its steep cliffs, lakes, and waterfalls. It’s one of my favorite picnicking spots, with