Jardin Catherine-Labouré, Paris 7ème

Today I'd like to share one of my favorite spots in Paris: Jardin Catherine-Labouré, home of the only compost site (at least that I know of) in the 7ème. It's on Rue de Babylone across from Hotel Matignon, surrounded by a medieval-looking stone wall.


The garden is tended by CPN Val-de-Seine, an environmental association promoting urban agriculture and community education. Each week, they hold classes and activities for children. It's a popular spot for locals looking for a sunny place to eat lunch, away from the cigarette smoke and ambient elitism of Square Boucicaut.


You can drop off old books and bottle caps here for recycling, and free wi-fi is available throughout the park- fortuitous, considering every corner is a nugget of Instagram gold.


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  1. What a beautiful place and such a great mission. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nice one ! just in case, there are many compost sites other than this one in paris, here's a map : http://blogs.paris.fr/compost/ils-compostent/

    1. Thanks for sharing that! I actually linked to a similar map in another post- I knew about the other compost sites, but not any others in the 7ème. The map confirms it!