This beautiful wooded park sits quietly off Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine. On Sundays it is lively (as are all the parks of Paris) with children and families. One can bring a picnic from the near-by Marché d'Aligre or the pâtisserie/boulangerie just outside the gates at Blé Sucré.
This lovely park has a dark past with a cemetery in Medieval times for orphans;
in 1674 it was the site of a hospital; and later became an orphanage.
1, rue Antoine Vollon