If your little ones are in need of fresh and space to run and play around, we recommend a family picnic at the Domaine de Saint Cloud. A lovely way to combine French culture and nature.
Located uphill at the West of Paris, in Saint Cloud, this beautiful park of 460 hectares offers a breathtaking view over the entire capital.
Overlooking the river Seine and ranked among the most beautiful gardens of France, the “Domaine de Saint Cloud” was the residence of the French royal an imperial families. Originally belonging to a rich family of Italian bankers, it was bought by Philippe of France Duke of Orléans in the 17th century and then greatly expanded by the Queen Marie Antoinette. It was later on occupied by Napoléon I and Napoléon III but sadly destroyed during the Franco- Prussian war.
If the castle has entirely disappeared, the gardens remain and are definitely worth a visit. The small park was designed by the famous French landscape architect and gardener of Louis XIV while the delightful rose garden is a creation of Marie Antoinette. And behind these polished gardens, there is plenty of space for your children to run about freely, play kings and queens in the grass while you admire the outstanding view on Paris.
To enjoy a café after your picnic or to take a full French meal, the domaine hosts several restaurants:
We recommend wearing a Garance outfit. This matching blouse and bloomer is a great alternative to dresses and the perfect way to style your little for a picnic.
Address : Domaine national de Saint-Cloud
Opening hours: Every day from 7.30am to 8pm ( 10pm from May to August)
Website : http://www.domaine-saint-cloud.fr
Phone number: +33 (0)1 44 31 64 00
If you wish to learn more on the history of the site, we invite you to visit the museum located in the former stables.
For more information please send phone 01 41 12 02 95