7 of the Most Beautiful Gardens to Visit in France

Jardins des Plantes, downtown Paris

We suggest that you pay a visit to the Jardin des Plantes in Paris if you are looking for a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without really leaving the city.

Versailles Gardens at the Palace

Versailles gardens are certainly familiar. In the 17th century, André le Nôtre, the finest French landscape architect, designed the 800-hectare grounds, which include 300 hectares of woodland.

Vaux le Vicomte

The Vaux-le-Vicomte castle grounds, another André le Nôtre masterpiece, are the epitome of French gardens (Jardin à la française), a 17th-century European aesthetic movement of formal gardens.

Saint Jean de Beauregard

This 17th-century architectural marvel, 30 minutes south of Paris, preserves its beauty and grace. It's one of the few preserved castle kitchen gardens. These gardens combine rare veggies.

Bois de Boulogne, western Paris

In west Paris, the Bois de Boulogne was a royal hunting field. A public park with nature paths, boating lakes, and botanical gardens now exists. A bright day is a great time to wander and appreciate the scenery.

Monet's Garden at Giverny

In 1883, Claude Monet fell in love with the town of Giverny as soon as he saw it from the window of his train. It would become his home and the place where he got ideas for some of his most famous works.

Villandry gardens

The parks at Villandry are one of a kind. They show how buildings and grounds were designed in the Renaissance. There is a chateau in the middle of these tiered grounds. It was the last of the great Renaissance.