Paris is known to its visitors and residents for the many parks and gardens scattered across the city. But, what to do in the French capital when it’s raining, cold or snowing? Find the answer with our roundup of Paris’ best indoor green spaces.
This greenhouse is located in the Luxembourg Gardens, a large and beautiful garden centered between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. The Luxembourg gardens were brought to their current condition after Haussmann’s beautification of Paris, and the greenhouses have been operating since 1879. Inside the greenhouses, you’ll find an enormous collection of orchids; the greenhouses are home to over 150 varieties of the flower, with more than 10,000 in total. The collection features orchids from places like Nepal, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Although this greenhouse is most famous for its orchid collection, there are other examples of tropical plants to see there as well.