The Vertical Gardens or Green Walls represent an interesting formula that seeks to integrate nature into urban areas. This is why this type of wall is increasingly installed in cities and contributes to their beautification. What's more, Paris is home to some of the most spectacular vertical gardens in the world.
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There is no better surprise than to walk through the Parisian streets and suddenly look up to admire a vertical garden in front of you. In this article, we tell you which are the most beautiful in Paris and where you can find them.
1. Musée du Quai Branly
The plants and the building merge creating a unique space
The vertical garden of the Musée du quai Branly is not only a true work of art but also one of the most famous green walls worldwide. This ethnological museum is located just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, next to the Seine. Inside, a large collection of objects related to the world's civilizations awaits you. But before entering, don't forget to contemplate the splendid vertical garden, the work of botanist Patrick Blanc, considered the father of green walls. Its 800 m2 surface area and more than 15,000 plants from all over the world will fascinate you.
2. Rue d’Alsace
Another magnificent example of a vertical garden in Paris that also bears the stamp of Patrick Blanc can be found in rue d'Alsace. Considered the largest green wall in the botanical gardens, it occupies an area of about 1,400 m2. Its different shades of green form a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city.
3. L'Oasis d'Aboukir
Highlights the natural beauty that at the same time merges with the urban environment of the city - Images from its Facebook page
L'Oasis d'Aboukir is, in fact, an homage to biodiversity. Created in 2013 as part of Paris Design Week, it is impossible not to notice its height of over 25 meters. Located in the heart of Paris, it is a pleasure to raise one's eyes and encounter such a marvel.
4. Les Quatre Temps
In Paris alone, Patrick Blanc has created around fifty vertical gardens to the delight of Parisians and visitors. One of his most emblematic works is in Les Quatre Temps, a shopping center located in La Défense.
5. Azzedine Alaïa Boutique
If you consider yourself an enthusiast of the charming Parisian boutiques, we encourage you to stop by the exclusive Azzedine Alaïa boutique, located at 5 rue de Marignan. This street is perpendicular to the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées, so be prepared to immerse yourself in the most intense glamour. An amazing vertical garden welcomes you to this boutique to make your visit more memorable, whether you shop or not.