On a fine day, grab some lunch and find a shady corner at one of the pleasant urban parks, such as the Luxembourg Gardens or Parc Monceau. Champ de Mars and Parc des Buttes Chaumont are two more nice places to while away a lazy afternoon over a good book.
Get up to date about Paris by picking up some pamphlets and chatting with the staff at Plaine Commune Grand Paris Tourist Office and Office du Tourisme et des Congres de Paris.
Expanses of fresh water almost always draw in an interesting mix of wildlife. Pull out your binoculars at Lac des Minimes or Bassin de la Villette and see what you can spy. If that doesn’t work out, perhaps you’ll have better luck at Fium Orbo River or Lac Daumesnil.
Want to get away from the bustle of the city? Make your way over to Parc de St-Cloud and Bois de Boulogne. Parc Forestier de la Poudrerie and National Park of Port-Cros are also recommended by nature-loving visitors.
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