Take a day off and enjoy the eastern exotic oasis that is the Jardin Japonais. The botanical Japanese gardens offer a peacefully pleasant environment to reflect, as well as appreciate nature’s beauty. Take a free tour of the grounds and discover the Zen Japanese rock garden, Buddhist statues, great lake, and striking red bridge. The park also features a small house, which has been converted into a museum to teach visitors more about Japan, in addition to the fun facts about the flowers and trees that are grown in the garden. This is the perfect place to enjoy a warm day out, whether you want to go for a simple stroll or find a place to curl up with your favorite book. Jardin Japonais is particularly beautiful during autumn, as the leaves change and decorate the park in an array of vibrant colors. Be on the lookout for a small play area for children and a bar café for parents.
Statue in Jardin des Plantes | ©Christophe Robert/Flickr