1. Picnic under a Parisian Palm Tree
Pack a baguette, some dippy things and hummus, maybe a little fruit salad– heck, sneak in a bottle of wine and go grab your table waiting for you in sub-tropical temperatures under the biggest palm tree in Paris. You won’t have to fight anyone for a seat at your picnic in paradise, and best of all, it won’t cost you a dime (or in this case, a single centime).
Entry to the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil is absolutely free, just open the door and step into summer. The 18th century botanical garden set within a greenhouse complex tucked away in the 16th arrondissement at the southern edge of the Bois de Boulogne, is the sort of place that truly deserves the title of a hidden gem.