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France’s Jardin du Luxembourg voted Europe’s most beautiful garden

The garden in Paris also came out third most beautiful in the world in the new study, just behind the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and Jardin Majorelle in Morocco

Parisians and tourists have a rest on the lawn near the Luxembourg Palace. Paris. France

The Luxembourg Gardens have come first in Europe and third in the world in a new analysis of beautiful gardens, according to tourist reviews Pic: V_E / Shutterstock

The Luxembourg Garden (Jardin du Luxembourg) in Paris, France has been voted Europe’s most beautiful public park, and the third-most beautiful in the world, in a new analysis of global reviews.

The study, carried out by air quality specialists House Fresh, collated TripAdvisor reviews of public parks, and counted how many times they were described as “beautiful” by visitors. 

Luxembourg Garden won out in Europe with 6,818 mentions. This puts it ahead of the most beautiful public park in the US, Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden, which received 5,706 mentions.

It came in third worldwide, behind the second-most beautiful park, Jardin Majorelle in Morocco (8,187), and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, which was the worldwide winner with 12,385 mentions.

The Jardin du Luxembourg is in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, and is the garden of the Luxembourg Palace. Work on the gardens began in 1612, for Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV.

Spanning 23 hectares, it includes lawns, promenades, tennis courts, flowerbeds, and a body of water with a fountain, called the Grand Bassin, plus several other fountains dedicated to the Medicis.

Pic: DaLiu / Shutterstock

A view of the Grand Bassin in front of the Palais du Luxembourg in the Jardin du Luxembourg

Eight out of the top 20 parks in the study are in Europe. The others are: 

  • Tivoli Gardens, Denmark (3,806 mentions)
  • Keukenhof, Netherlands (2,719)
  • English Garden, Germany (2,647)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, England (2,092)
  • Princes Street Gardens, Scotland (1,930)
  • Monte Palace Madeira, Portugal (1,721)
  • Upper Barakka Gardens, Malta (1,249)

Luxembourg Gardens were the only gardens in France to make the list, although the Japanese Gardens in Monaco came some way behind with 199 mentions.

Credit: HouseFresh.com / ConnexionFrance

The top 10 most beautiful gardens in the world 

  1. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore (12,385)
  2. Jardin Majorelle, Morocco (8,187)
  3. Luxembourg Gardens, France (6,818)
  4. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden, US (5,706)
  5. The Butchart Gardens, Canada (5,022)
  6. Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Australia (4,451)
  7. Tivoli Gardens, Denmark (3,806)
  8. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South Africa (3,444)
  9. Keukenhof, Netherlands (2,719)
  10. Christchurch Botanic Gardens, New Zealand (2,691)

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