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The French capital is well known for being built-up, polluted and, in warm weather, ever so slightly stuffy. That means a bit of fresh air can be a very good thing here, especially when a heatwave strikes. You can’t get out of town super-fast – and the sea is hours away – but for a 105-square-kilometre city crammed inside a ring road, Paris has a disproportionate number of brilliant parks and gardens to kick back and relax in.
Whether you’re after a riverside stroll, chilled picnic spots, outdoor yoga or aerobics classes, or somewhere that’s particularly rich in flora and fauna, there’s a green space for you on this list. The City of Light may well boast all manner of magical things to do, but these Paris parks must rank among the city’s most marvellous sights. Why not take a look and explore for yourself?
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