Unusual and hidden; the Jardin Atlantique
Publish on Thursday, 10 May 2018 in Visit Paris
Among the many parks in Paris, some stand out because of their beauty or their architecture. Nestled in the 15th arrondissement, the Jardin Atlantique can definitely be included among them, with the added bonus of its extraordinary location. It sits hidden between towering buildings on the roof that covers the platforms and tracks of the Gare Montparnasse railway station. With the return of the fine weather, why not treat yourself to a moment of relaxation with a picnic or a snooze in the sun in the Jardin Atlantique, close to the Hôtel de la Paix?
A breath of fresh air a few steps from Montparnasse
Nothing can be seen from the street, and yet behind these imposing buildings hides a spectacular and immense park, an oasis in the midst of the city. Covering some 3.5 hectares, the Jardin Atlantique is an island of greenery protected from the wind and inspired by the Atlantic coast, the destination of many of the trains departing just below its verdant landscape. You will love the surprise when you enter this little-known public park, which has a fountain, a children’s playground, tennis courts, an exercise space and ping pong tables.
A park inspired by the ocean
The vegetation of this rooftop park pays tribute to the ocean, the central theme of this haven of serenity. The trees and plants are suggestive of algae and coral, and the shape of waves is omnipresent in the architecture. The park furniture evokes shipbuilding. Ideal for a picnic, the Jardin Atlantique invites you to dream, lie on the grass and relax, out of sight and away from the bustle of the street. Not far away, the Hotel de la Paix offers comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms for your stay in Paris.