Top 10 perfect places for a little picnic in Paris La Défense!


Finally, the beautiful days are here! It's the right time to take advantage of the different green spaces in the area, to walk around, relax... and have lunch too. So get out your checkered tablecloth and (re)discover the area's must-see places for a picnic with colleagues or friends!

The Takis Basin

Just a few steps from the Esplanade de La Défense metro station, go to le Bassin de Takis! Thanks to the large tables and benches installed on the steps of the basin, it is the ideal place to eat a sandwich, a poke bowl or even drink a coffee in the sun and at the water's edge, and to enjoy, at night, the luminous Signals of the artist.

Diderot Park

Located in Courbevoie, the Diderot park is one of the largest in the area and offers an exceptional setting to enjoy a relaxing moment. Take a seat near the waterfall and enjoy the peace and quiet of the place...

The esplanade of La Défense

This is one of the most popular places in the area to sit in the sun on the flowerbeds, in the shade under the plane trees, or in the grass at Place Basse. And if you feel like taking a little nap, wooden deckchairs and hammocks will be at your disposal! By 2027, the esplanade of La Défense will be progressively transformed into a 5-hectare urban park with a 600-meter long promenade.

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Le jardin des Reflets

In the Reflets district, on the Courbevoie side, discover the eponymous garden. A small corner away from the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood, peaceful and green, where you can have lunch on tables, take a walk but also discover its shared garden. A real moment of relaxation.

Boieldieu terraces

In the district of the same name in Puteaux, les terrasses Boieldieu offers to regulars and curious people a green space of 16 000 m2. It is also an opportunity to discover its two shared gardens, le jardin des Continents and le jardin Suspendu, maintained by its members.

The steps of La Grande Arche

Want to get some height while having lunch? Climb the steps of La Grande Arche and enjoy your salad or fries while taking in the view of the historic axis of La Défense and the Eiffel Tower!

The André Malraux park

In the commune of Nanterre, it is the largest park in the area, covering more than 25 hectares. The André Malraux park is composed of lawns, playgrounds as well as a pond and a canal. A perfect place to go for a walk in the sun during your lunch break.

Long live the Groues

In the Groues district of Nanterre, this wasteland has become a real green space, an urban garden on the edge of the business district. You will have access to the summer kitchen or to play areas. It is even possible to set up for a day of coworking.

Chemin de l'Île Park

This 14.5-hectare ecological park, located on the banks of the Seine in Nanterre, is a true haven of peace for walkers. The infrastructures have been made from recycled materials and beehives have been installed. The Chemin de l'Île park is open every day from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Terraces

Stroll behind the Grande Arche and Paris La Défense Arena to reach les Terrasses de Nanterre. You will be able to settle down on the 600 meters long green walk, in the grass, in the shade of the trees or on one of the benches for a gourmet break.

To discover all the green spaces of the territory

An embarrassment of riches!

Before any self-respecting picnic, it is of course important to find something to eat. Nothing could be easier: discover our wide range of restaurants on the territory, or go and enjoy the fleet of food trucks present on the slab!

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