Thursday 3 June 2010

Something for the Weekend (4th – 6th June)

This weekend is going to be hot and sunny, so this list is a relaxing in the park special!

If you have any other events that you think should be promoted, add them to the comments for this post or send me a mail.

Jardins Jardin @ the Tuileries
For three days, parts of the Tuileries will be transformed into a selection of mini-gardens, designed by leading professionals in the world of urban landscaping and exterior design. This being the chic heart of Paris, entrance to these areas is 11 Euros, a price that seems even more steep when you consider that several of these gardens are actually little more than promotional tools. Nevertheless, the overall display should be an interesting and dramatic one.
Friday to Sunday, 10am - 8pm
Jardin des Tuileries

Court Circuit @ the Parc Floral
More of a bargain is the Court Circuit event at the Parc Floral, which is also in my opinion a far more interesting garden than the Tuileries. The event is a gathering of young and talented French designers who will be selling jewellery, clothes, shoes and accessories, but of course you'll also be able to wander around the park.
Free entry (after paying 3€ to enter the park)
Friday from 3pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 9pm
Parc Floral de Paris, M°Chateau de Vincennes

Les Grandes Serres @ the Jardin des Plantes
After five years of renovations, the grandes serres (greenhouses) at the Jardin des Plantes were officially reopened last Wednesday. These beautiful 19th Century iron constructions have been fenced off from the public at the top of the park for too long, so this weekend we should all celebrate their return!

Rendez-Vous aux Jardins
The aim of this nationwide event run by the Ministry of Culture is to open up interesting and unusual gardens to the public. Highlights in Paris include the rarely opened central garden at the Bibliothèque nationale François Mitterand and, for the first time, the gardens of the Archives Nationales (Hôtel de Soubise).

Sonique en Plein Air @ La Villette
The last day of the Sonique festival at La Villette is a free outdoor party in the park. Expect an eclectic selection of live electro-pop bands and DJs.
Sunday 6th, 3pm


Karin B (Looking for Ballast) said...

Ahhhhh! It is a sure sign that summer is finally here that events in the parks are ramping up. Good news about the greenhouses in the Jardin des Plantes! I just visited the Parc Floral for the first time this past week and discovered something cool about it: it is FREE on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. That's right: gratis (whoops! see note below with an exception I just discovered). My friend and I happened on several events that were going on in the park as well, such as an art exhibit and there was even some kind of dog show going on. It's a fantastic park/botanic garden and I really recommend it!

One thing, though. I think the fee to get in the Parc Floral is now 5€. Here is a link to a photo I took of the entrance fees and so on, and it is showing the plein tarif to be 5€. Also I just noted that the park has no free days from June 3 to Sept 30. Ahhh. Too bad. We were there on Monday, May 31. :) Still during the free days!

Anyways, it is well worth the 5€ fee, in my opinion. As opposed to the 11€ (!!!) that is being charged for the Jardins Jardin. Ouch!

Adam said...

Hi Karin: I was at the Parc Floral today actually and it was still free. I guess that will change next weekend when the Jazz concerts begin!

alison said...

Thanks for the ideas, i took your advice and visited Les Grandes Serres at the Jardin des Plantes
yesterday. It is fantastic that they are open to the public now and well worth a visit!

PeterParis said...

Visiting your blog Monday only is of course not a good idea! I should have been here Friday! I will try to do better next week! :-)

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