Walking tours to historic gardens in Paris that connect garden design, city planning and architecture.
Join us on a Picturesque Garden tour and learn how gardens or squares influenced the design of Paris and history of France. Each season offers new possibilities to appreciate landscape architecture and the changing colors of the city’s exceptional trees and flowers.
Then & Now: Each tour begins with an iBook presentation of images selected from historical archives, providing a comparative context for viewing Paris today. After the tour, you can add your own photos to create a personal souvenir of your Picturesque Voyage.
Garden Tours Upon Request
There are approximately 450 gardens in Paris. In addition to our regularly scheduled tours we can arrange visit to the Promenade Plantée (precursor to the High Line in New York City); the Parc de Bercy, located at the former wine center of Paris; Gilles Clement’s Jardin En Movement, one of the first sustainable gardens at the Parc André Citroen; the Parc Montsouris, a nineteenth century urban park; and Jardin Albert Kahn; We are happy to arrange sensorial visits to accompany any of our garden tours.
Our tours specialize in historic landscapes but recognizing the diversity of garden cultures in and around Paris.
Kitchen Gardens: Tour the Potager du Roi; Versailles; roof top permaculture gardens at the Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville and Galeries Lafayette; or Le Potager du Jardin Roche Guyon near Giverny.
Botanical Gardens: Specialized tours to gardens of particular botanical interest include the Jardin des Plantes, Paris or the Serres Auteuil.
Send us an email or call us to arrange a tour to best accommodate your interests.
Picturesque Voyages Tours Adhere to Recommended Health and Safety Guidelines
- All tour participants are required to wear masks. Masks can be provided upon request.
- Tours are limited to 6 persons. Family groups may be larger.
- All garden and walking tours maintain social distancing standards.