Where to Eat:
Parc des Buttes Chaumont, is a dramatic, 25-hectare swathe high above the city in the 19th arrondissment, featuring cliffs, a lake, and a waterfall. It opened in 1867, during Napoleon III’s reign, and its waterways and paths are currently having a makeover, which will be completed in August.
Where to shop:
You don’t have to bring your own picnic: There are three cafés, including Rosa Bonheur, in the east of the park, where you could have an Orangina before climbing to the Temple de la Sibylle, 100 feet above the lake, and spot Sacré Coeur in the distance. —Kate Maxwell