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Parks and Woodlands in North-East Paris

ParksThe Seine-Saint-Denis Parks and Gardens 

North-East Paris has plenty of green open spaces for walkers to enjoy: over 1500 hectares, or 10 m2 per head of population. The 10 departmental, regional and communal parks offer a wide variety of landscapes and walking trails and include the Buttes-Chaumont park in Paris, La Courneuve park, the Sausset park, the Poudrerie Forest Park, the Ile-Saint-Denis departmental park, Haute Ile, the Bondy forest and the Jean Moulin-Les Guilands departmental park...

In these parks, walkers can also enjoy a multitude of different facilities such as sports circuits, table tennis tables, roller skating circuits, walking trails, mini-tennis, boules, play areas and more...

At the Parc de la Villette, wander from meadows to themed gardens and take advantage of the park's many events: don't miss its famous open-air film festival, which livens up Parisian summer nights every year. Guided tours of La Villette are available all year round (on foot, on scooter, on theme, etc.).

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is a beautiful, undulating Parisian park with shady lawns, a pretty lake, fountains and even several restaurants.

park Valbon la CourneuveYou can also visit the Parc Départemental de la Courneuve, the largest park in the Paris region in terms of surface area, and explore its 400 hectares of woods, valleys, lakes and waterfalls.

Why not also discover the natural riches of the Parc Départemental du Sausset, where flora and fauna have regained their full rights, and where a relaxation and self-control trail has been set up in the forest?

At the Parc Départemental de l'Ile-Saint-Denis, you can stroll along the "Impressionist Trail", which offers numerous viewpoints over the Seine, while at the Parc Départemental Jean Moulin Les Guilands, children and parents can discover an island of greenery in an urban environment, ideal for relaxation and sport.

Parc de la Poudrerie, meanwhile, is a pleasant place to stroll in the midst of an unspoilt forest. Here you can discover the remains of the Poudrerie Nationale and the Musée des Poudres.

January 2021: the Fosse-Maussoin park in Clichy sous bois will be extended to 14 hectares, with the creation of play areas, a belvedere, two new entrances and the planting of 9,000 trees - in short, an ideal place for strolling, running and more. Within a year, the park is scheduled to expand again, to 22 hectares.

Urban park, community park

A number of municipal parks are very popular with local residents, offering walks, entertainment and a welcome change from your usual park. You can take a stroll in the Parc Duclos in Blanc-Mesnil (a 24-hectare urban park), the Parc du Croissant Vert in Neuilly sur Marne is also an urban park not far from the banks of the Marne, while the Parc Beaumont in Montreuil is classified Natura 2000 and easily accessible by public transport.

Tremblay en France's urban park was completely redeveloped in mid-2020. Artist Tadashi Kawamata has installed some twenty tree houses and nests. An urban park with a large pond, a "ring" play area for children, a relaxation area and a sports area with apparatus.

2020: the Ecological Reserve in Epinay sur Seine opens to the public after 12 years of neglect... Workshops are offered every month.

Wood and/or forest?

The best-known forest in Seine-Saint-Denis is the Bondy forest, which extends over several communes.Tours and events are offered by AEV. They are free, but places are limited.

November 20, 2021: Bois Saint-Martin in Noisy-le-Grand opens to the public.This large wood (ancient oak forest) is a protected area; a real green lung between Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, with a flora and fauna that make it a little jewel to be preserved. Together with the other surrounding woods, it forms the Maubué regional forest (departments 93-94-77).

Walk around the lake?

Many parks have either a lake, a pond or simply a body of water. Strolling or eating is permitted around the various bodies of water in the parks, some areas being a little better equipped (benches and/or picnic tables) than others. On the other hand, swimming and fishing are prohibited in the lakes and ponds of the departmental parks. 

Lake in the Parc Valbon in La Courneuve ! Georges-Valbon in La Courneuve is the only park to offer, in high season, a paying boat rental service on the Grand Lac. You can also stroll around the upper lake, the Etang des brouillards...

In Sevran's Parc de la Poudrerie, you'll find three small bodies of water: la mare en croissant, la mare au martin-pêcheur and la mare à l'Ilôt.

The Parc du Sausset boasts the Etang de Savigny, while the Parc Jean Moulin les Guilands has a pond.

Parc de la Haute-Ile is in a class of its own, situated as it is between the Marne and the Chelles canal. It has several natural aquatic areas dedicated to animals.

Greenery to explore

In partnership with the Seine-Saint-Denis Parks and Gardens department, the parks visitors centres, the LPO (League for the Protection of Birds), CORIF (Ile-de-France Centre for Ornithology) and associations such as the Friends of the La Poudrerie Forest Park, the Seine-Saint-Denis Tourist Board invite you to come and discover the wealth of flora and fauna in these parks.

Workshops, exhibitions, nature rambles and environmental awareness activities for all interests and all ages are organised throughout the year in the various parks, as are a wide range of sporting and cultural events and festivals. All these activities are free and led by nature enthusiasts who are happy to share their passion with you for a few hours.

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Country Park of Ile Saint Denis

From the nineteenth century, Parisians living in apartments often liked to relax in a bucolic setting in the beautiful County Park l'Ile-Saint-Denis, a hidden gem for a wonderful time. The 23 acres of...
Parc départemental de l'Ile-Saint-Denis

Park Jean Moulin - Guilands

he park Jean Moulin in Bagnolet and the Park Le Guiland in Montreuil have been totally structured to form a big relaxing park.
Parc départemental Jean Moulin-Les Guilands

Parc départemental de la Fosse Maussoin

Appropriate for walks and strolls, Parc departemental de la Fosse Maussoin, located in Clichy-sous-Bois near Paris, is a converted wooded area, extending over 14 hectares.
Parc de la Fosse-Maussoin - Photo: Conseil Départemental de la Seine-Saint-Denis

Georges Valbon Park in La Courneuve

Georges Valbon Park, located in La Courneuve near Paris, covers some 400 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of outdoor-life for the community and visitors.
Parc Georges-Valbon

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Park des Buttes-Chaumont is located in the 19th arrondissement in Paris where Parc de La Villette is also located. With almost 25 hectares, it is one of the largest parks in the capital.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Parc des 33 hectares (Croissant Vert)

Croissant Vert park is an urban park located in Neuilly-sur-Marne with a protected flora...

Parc de Saint-Ouen and Wangari greenhouse

This 12 hectares is the largest in Saint-Ouen. It is located on the Seine, in the green neighbourhood of the Docks of Saint-Ouen, in proximity of Saint-Ouen castle.
Serre Wangari à Saint-Ouen - visuel M.Oliver (Comm Serre)

Murs à Pêches orchard in Montreuil

Discover the Murs à Pêche orchard location in Montreuil and dedicated to the original peach cultivation against walls!
Murs à pêches

Parc des Beaumonts in Montreuil

Parc des Beaumonts in Montreuil is a vast park ideal for an outing with family and friends. This large park of twenty two hectares is a former gypsum quarry where plaster was extracted for the...
Parc des Beaumonts, vue sur Montreuil © Damien Boilley

Saint-Martin Wood

Saint-Martin woods in Noisy le grand, in the south of Paris region, offers a forest space of 280 hectares. It is a protected place perfect for walking only in a place rich in fauna and flora, meadows,...
Bois Saint-Martin à Noisy le Grand - visuel : AEV

Forêt Régionale de Bondy

Bondy Regional forest is a vestige of the famous Forest of Bondy which covered all the Parisian East side in the middle ages. It consists of various species: oak, beech, cherry or birch...
Forêt de Bondy

Parc de la Butte Pinson

A former vacation spot, Butte Pinson has received the label "ecological green space", thus guaranteeing an ethical and ecological management of the site so that it complies with sustainable...
Parc de la Butte-Pinson

La Promenade de la Dhuis

The promenade along the Aqueduc of Dhuis (written also Dhuys), or chemin de la Dhuis, extends over a linear dimension of 3.8 kilometres across a varied landscape and remarkables forest spaces in the...
La Dhuys à Coubron - photo2 F. Deshuraud de Coubron Rando

Park La Bergère Bobigny

Park La Bergere is located in Bobigny, it stretches along the Canal de L'Ourcq. The park offers green spaces and ample opportunity for sports, beautiful walk through the towpath of the canal.
Passerelle Pierre-Simon Girard à Bobigny, parc de La Bergère

Parc départemental du Sausset

Park du Sausset Country woodland is a 200 acre area of semi-natural broad-leaf natural trees woodland located in the North East region of Paris in the towns of Aulnay sous Bois and Villepinte. The...
Parc départemental du Sausset / Vue d'ensemble

Sevran Country Park known as "Parc de la Poudrerie"

Sevran Country Park known as Parc de la Poudrerie was created in 1980. It is a large park intertwined with urban life in the North East territory.
La Cartoucherie - Parc forestier de la Poudrerie

Parc Montreau

Park Montreau is located in Montreuil in Seine-Saint-Denis in the east of Paris. The whole park looks like an eighteen-hectare English park.

Parc communal des Coteaux d'Avron

Coteau d'Avron municipal park is located in Neuilly-Plaisance, near Paris. Enjoy a beautiful day with your family and relax!
parc coteau d'avron : 3 personnes- photo @ville de Neuilly-Plaisance

Parc départemental de la Haute-Ile

Haute-Île Park is a green natural and semi natural space planted for our enjoyment and relaxation as well as for the protection of wildlife and their natural habitats and rare flora in the North East...
allée parc de la Haute Ile à Neuilly sur Marne

Parc de la Légion d'honneur

Located in the historic center of Saint-Denis, Parc de la Légion d'honneur offers a very enjoyable setting in which to stroll or relax.
Maison d'éducation de la légion d'honneur

Le Clos à Pêches

Clos à pêches located on rue Charles Graindorge is the only one that survived in Bagnolet. This clos is a rare testimony to fruit farming in Seine-Saint-Denis.
Clos à pêches Bagnolet

Parc de la Butte-du-Chapeau-Rouge

This beautiful Parisian square, located on a hill, overlooks the neighbouring boroughs and offers a splendid view of the North-East of Paris.
Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge © Lakitu64 / CC BY-SA

Parc de Romainville

Perched high above the town of Romainville, this wooden area landscaped with lawns and woodland provides the perfect environment to relax and includes a park for jogging.
Parc de Romainville

Parc paysager communal Robert Ballanger

The landscaped park Robert Ballanger is located in the town of Aulnay-sous-Bois in Ile-de-France in proximity of the park Parc du Sausset.
Parc Robert Ballanger

Jacques Duclos park le Blanc-Mesnil

Located in the town of Blanc-Mesnil, this urban park Jacques Duclos is the largest municipal one in Seine-Saint-Denis. It is equipped with an aquatic pool measuring 3 900 m2 for the delight of adults...
Parc Duclos Blanc-Mesnil

Landscape Parc Villetaneuse

The grounds offer an unusual and varied landscape, with large lawns, terraced flowerbeds and a beautiful waterfall winding between rocks.

Le Bois de Bernouille

Situated on the municipality of Coubron, Bois de Bernouille is an exceptionally rich protected area of 45 hectares.

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