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Paris is a crowded city. Luckily, you don’t have to leave the city to get your fill of nature. Paris has a couple of big parks, perfect for a stroll, jog or picnic. The Arènes de Lutèce is one of Paris’ finest ‘green zones’. This park finds its origin in the 2nd century. Many beautiful trees and nice shadow spots are scattered across this lush haven.
That’s not all: there are over 400 parks to explore in Paris, ten of which are large city parks. Make sure to visit Bois de Boulogne, Parc Monceau, Parc de la Villette, Tuileries and Promenade Plantée. The past two decades have been great for the health and green face of the city. Many trees, flowerbeds and plants were planted to counter the ever-growing concrete jungle.
The only real ‘wildlife’ in the city are birds and rodents. If you like exotic animals, we recommend visiting one of the city Zoos. The Reserve Zoologique de Sauvage is focused on a natural living for its animals. Kangaroos, herds of antelopes, ostriches and parrots spread all live in their own habitat within a larger park of almost 40 acres. The Jardin d’Acclimation is an ideal Zoo if you have little children. This animal park includes an animal farm, a bowling alley, a circus and lots of other activities for children.