Best lakes in Paris

Check out the top lakes in Paris, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
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1158 local reviews
1 Rue Botzaris, Paris
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+33 1 48 03 83 10
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Pauline
Le parc des Buttes Chaumont est l’un des plus grands parcs de Paris (25 hectares) et l’un des plus originaux…
Maud & Cedric
Le parc des Buttes Chaumont est l’un des plus grands parcs de Paris (25 hectares) et l’un des plus originaux…
Fadel
A 30 min walk takes you to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, which is the 3rd largest city park (25 ha), but by…
1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
1. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
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1158 local reviews
1 Rue Botzaris, Paris
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+33 1 48 03 83 10
Pauline
Pauline
Le parc des Buttes Chaumont est l’un des plus grands parcs de Paris (25 hectares) et l’un des plus originaux. Très vallonné, il réserve de…
Maud & Cedric
Maud & Cedric
Le parc des Buttes Chaumont est l’un des plus grands parcs de Paris (25 hectares) et l’un des plus originaux. Très vallonné, il réserve de…
Fadel
Fadel
A 30 min walk takes you to the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, which is the 3rd largest city park (25 ha), but by far the best to visit in Paris,…
2. Bois de Vincennes
2. Bois de Vincennes
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461 local reviews
Bois de Vincennes, Paris
ParkNatural featurePoint of interest
Rodolphe
The Bois de Vincennes is an essential place to walk. You can explore it on foot, bicycle, pony or by boat on…
Véronique
Walk through the woods, stroll along the lake - you can also rent a boat, take your kids to the merry-go-round…
Gilles
The Bois de Vincennes is an essential walking place that you can discover on foot, by bike, by pony or by boat…
2. Bois de Vincennes
2. Bois de Vincennes
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461 local reviews
Bois de Vincennes, Paris
Rodolphe
Rodolphe
The Bois de Vincennes is an essential place to walk. You can explore it on foot, bicycle, pony or by boat on the Lake of Minimes or the Lake…
Véronique
Véronique
Walk through the woods, stroll along the lake - you can also rent a boat, take your kids to the merry-go-rounds or let them ride a poney,…
Gilles
Gilles
The Bois de Vincennes is an essential walking place that you can discover on foot, by bike, by pony or by boat on Lake Minimes or Lake…
3. Bois de Boulogne
3. Bois de Boulogne
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304 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jean-Marc
Former hunting ground of the kings of France, the Bois de Boulogne has become the largest place of relaxation…
Paul
The Bois de Boulogne is a large public park. Within the boundaries of the Bois de Boulogne are an English…
Natasha
Ideal to walk around and have some fresh air during the day. There are some nice lakes and areas to rest or do…
3. Bois de Boulogne
3. Bois de Boulogne
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304 local reviews
Jean-Marc
Jean-Marc
Former hunting ground of the kings of France, the Bois de Boulogne has become the largest place of relaxation in the west of Paris. With an…
Paul
Paul
The Bois de Boulogne is a large public park. Within the boundaries of the Bois de Boulogne are an English landscape garden with several…
Natasha
Natasha
Ideal to walk around and have some fresh air during the day. There are some nice lakes and areas to rest or do some sport. You can also rent…
4. Buttes Chaumont
4. Buttes Chaumont
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645 local reviews
Buttes Chaumont, Paris
Subway stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Lyzbeth
It's not Central Park, but it's such an oasis. There's hills and a lake and winding paths, and a view of Sacre…
Linda
The best parc in Paris, go have a picnic around the lake or have a drink at Rosa Bonheur or Pavillon du Lac,…
Anne & Krish
One of the greenest area of Paris with numerous attractions.The park includes several cliffs and bridges, a…
4. Buttes Chaumont
4. Buttes Chaumont
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645 local reviews
Buttes Chaumont, Paris
Lyzbeth
Lyzbeth
It's not Central Park, but it's such an oasis. There's hills and a lake and winding paths, and a view of Sacre Coeur. You can get lost here…
Linda
Linda
The best parc in Paris, go have a picnic around the lake or have a drink at Rosa Bonheur or Pavillon du Lac, or just walk around and go to…
Anne & Krish
Anne & Krish
One of the greenest area of Paris with numerous attractions.The park includes several cliffs and bridges, a grotto, a lake, several English…
5. Parc Montsouris
5. Parc Montsouris
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231 local reviews
2 Rue Gazan, Paris
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+33 1 53 90 67 14
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Justin
Fantastic parc with numerous landscapes and a large lake. Lots of children's play parks for all ages, and a…
Serena
Relax and take a sunny promenade in the parc after all the sightseeings. Enjoy the lake, the beauty and cool…
Cheryl
Pretty, hilly park overlooking a lake (15 minute walk away). There are plenty of play areas for kids. Note…
5. Parc Montsouris
5. Parc Montsouris
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231 local reviews
2 Rue Gazan, Paris
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+33 1 53 90 67 14
Justin
Justin
Fantastic parc with numerous landscapes and a large lake. Lots of children's play parks for all ages, and a traditional Parisian puppet show…
Serena
Serena
Relax and take a sunny promenade in the parc after all the sightseeings. Enjoy the lake, the beauty and cool down in the shade of age old…
Cheryl
Cheryl
Pretty, hilly park overlooking a lake (15 minute walk away). There are plenty of play areas for kids. Note Parkruns (free, time runs) take…
6. Bois de Boulogne
6. Bois de Boulogne
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129 local reviews
Bois de Boulogne
Natural feature
Natasha
Ideal to walk around and have some fresh air during the day. There are some nice lakes and areas to rest or do…
Lilia
If you are looking for some green area in Paris, go to the Bois de Boulogne and hire a punt on the nice lake…
Ilze
You can take a bike or the metro line 10 to the bois de boulogne, and go for a picnic or a boat-ride on the…
6. Bois de Boulogne
6. Bois de Boulogne
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129 local reviews
Bois de Boulogne
Natasha
Natasha
Ideal to walk around and have some fresh air during the day. There are some nice lakes and areas to rest or do some sport. You can also rent…
Lilia
Lilia
If you are looking for some green area in Paris, go to the Bois de Boulogne and hire a punt on the nice lake :) You can go there for lunch…
Ilze
Ilze
You can take a bike or the metro line 10 to the bois de boulogne, and go for a picnic or a boat-ride on the lake. From the flat, you should…
7. Le Chalet des Iles
7. Le Chalet des Iles
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63 local reviews
14 Chemin de Ceinture du Lac Inférieur, Paris
Closed · Opens 7:30 PM
+33 1 42 88 04 69
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Reemt
Very nice restaurant/ Bar placed on an island in the middle of the Bois de Boulonge's lake. It needs a 2min…
Eugenie
Wether to have lunch or a tea/coffee in this nice restaurant or go running around the great lake. Nice and…
Morgane
Magical atmosphere ! Restaurant accessible by boat, in the lake of the Bois de Boulogne. Ideal for a romantic…
7. Le Chalet des Iles
7. Le Chalet des Iles
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63 local reviews
14 Chemin de Ceinture du Lac Inférieur, Paris
Closed · Opens 7:30 PM
+33 1 42 88 04 69
Reemt
Reemt
Very nice restaurant/ Bar placed on an island in the middle of the Bois de Boulonge's lake. It needs a 2min boat trip to get there - what…
Eugenie
Eugenie
Wether to have lunch or a tea/coffee in this nice restaurant or go running around the great lake. Nice and peaceful time. Pour déjeuner ou…
Morgane
Morgane
Magical atmosphere ! Restaurant accessible by boat, in the lake of the Bois de Boulogne. Ideal for a romantic dinner or a sunday brunch. The…
8. Lac Daumesnil
8. Lac Daumesnil
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104 local reviews
Lac Daumesnil, Paris
Natural featureEstablishment
Nastassia
The woods and the lake are just down the street ! The Bois de Vincennes is the largest park of Paris (about…
Corinne
100 meters from home. Wonderful place to relax, or for a picnic, or some sport, or having a romantic boat…
Julie
Nice and quiet park where there is enough room for you to relax and lie on the grass without being surrounded…
8. Lac Daumesnil
8. Lac Daumesnil
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104 local reviews
Lac Daumesnil, Paris
Nastassia
Nastassia
The woods and the lake are just down the street ! The Bois de Vincennes is the largest park of Paris (about three times the size of Central…
Corinne
Corinne
100 meters from home. Wonderful place to relax, or for a picnic, or some sport, or having a romantic boat ride on the lake... Then take a…
Julie
Julie
Nice and quiet park where there is enough room for you to relax and lie on the grass without being surrounded by a crowd. You can also rent…
9. Parc-de-Montsouris
9. Parc-de-Montsouris
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154 local reviews
Parc-de-Montsouris, Paris
NeighborhoodPolitical
Corinne
Because... just in front :-). Quiet and romantic on the edge of the lake. Small attractions for children as…
Camille
Grand parc typiquement parisien datant du 19eme siècle, idéal pour courir, se promener en famille et manger…
Margherita
Only 15/20 walk from our place, it's the best park where to run in Paris! There is a nice little lake and…
9. Parc-de-Montsouris
9. Parc-de-Montsouris
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154 local reviews
Parc-de-Montsouris, Paris
Corinne
Corinne
Because... just in front :-). Quiet and romantic on the edge of the lake. Small attractions for children as well (swing, luge, poney ride…
Camille
Camille
Grand parc typiquement parisien datant du 19eme siècle, idéal pour courir, se promener en famille et manger une crêpe au bord du lac. Large…
Margherita
Margherita
Only 15/20 walk from our place, it's the best park where to run in Paris! There is a nice little lake and plenty of space for your pic-nics…
10. Lac des Minimes
10. Lac des Minimes
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11 local reviews
Lac des Minimes, Paris
Natural featureEstablishment
Zoé
A lake which is part of the "Bois de Vincennes": used to be a very chic place: go to the "chalet des îles"..…
Théo
A Buddhist pagoda was constructed near the lake. It houses the largest Buddha in Europe.
Christina
You can rent a row boat or just go for a run around the lake.
10. Lac des Minimes
10. Lac des Minimes
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11 local reviews
Lac des Minimes, Paris
Zoé
Zoé
A lake which is part of the "Bois de Vincennes": used to be a very chic place: go to the "chalet des îles"... But the walk is more dedicated…
Théo
Théo
A Buddhist pagoda was constructed near the lake. It houses the largest Buddha in Europe.
Christina
Christina
You can rent a row boat or just go for a run around the lake.
11. Le Pavillon du Lac Parc des buttes Chaumont
11. Le Pavillon du Lac Parc des buttes Chaumont
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76 local reviews
Place Armand Carrel, Paris
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
+33 1 42 00 07 21
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Blandine
This Café receives the sun in the morning, and has view on the lake. Nice atmosphere, quiet and calm, relaxing
Brad
Chic spot for a coffe, cocktail, or a meal. It's right inside the park with a great view of the lake!
Cécile
An excellent restaurant to enjoy a view over the lake, in the sun
11. Le Pavillon du Lac Parc des buttes Chaumont
11. Le Pavillon du Lac Parc des buttes Chaumont
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76 local reviews
Place Armand Carrel, Paris
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
+33 1 42 00 07 21
Blandine
Blandine
This Café receives the sun in the morning, and has view on the lake. Nice atmosphere, quiet and calm, relaxing
Brad
Brad
Chic spot for a coffe, cocktail, or a meal. It's right inside the park with a great view of the lake!
Cécile
Cécile
An excellent restaurant to enjoy a view over the lake, in the sun
12. Castle Park
12. Castle Park
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5 local reviews
Place des 3 Martyrs, Morsang-sur-Orge
+33 1 69 72 20 30
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Fabian
Lovely parc with two lakes and a castle.
12. Castle Park
12. Castle Park
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5 local reviews
Place des 3 Martyrs, Morsang-sur-Orge
+33 1 69 72 20 30
Fabian
Fabian
Lovely parc with two lakes and a castle.