Dog Friendly Activities in France

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in France, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park (22.5 hectares) in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. You’ll find the Luxembourg gardens’ dog path takes a shared path with the joggers on the periphery leading toward Blvd. Saint Michel (there’s even a little dog fountain on this path). See Details
Pet Friendly Jardin du Palais Royal
Jardin du Palais Royal Created in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu, this garden has witnessed many of the events that have marked the Palais-Royal 's history. Dogs are allowed in designated areas of the garden only. See Details
Tuileries Gardens At Tuileries Gardens, dogs are allowed on two elevated flanks or ‘allees’ overlooking the gardens. The northern flank faces the the Rue de Rivoli and the southern flank overlooks the Seine River. This is an especially well-protected allee where you and your dog can enjoy a jog or a saunter. See Details
Bois de Vincennes Wood in the east of Paris where dogs can run freely. It is located on the edge of the 12th arrondissement.
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Plage de l'Escalet Plage de l'Escalet is pet-friendly. This beautiful beach is on the coast of France and allows leashed dogs to join their owners on the golden sands and for a paddle in the shallows of the blue waters. See Details
Plage de l'Ange Gardien The Plage de l'Ange Gardien is dog-friendly. This small, pebbly beach with a view over the bay and the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. There's a large parking lot nearby, so you can put your sandy dog straight into the car to ruin your car seats when you're finished on the beach. See Details
Square pour chiens Rue Bonaparte Square pour chiens Rue Bonaparte is a small space designed for dogs to play freely. This small space is a great spot for Fido to socialize and meet other dogs. The park is fenced-in, allowing Fido to run and play off-leash. The park is open every day of the week. See Details
Vallée de l'Eure A river valley where dogs can run free in total security with no risk from traffic as it is set way back from any road. River to swim in, open grassy spaces, woods to walk in, cliff path to climb, bushes to sniff around. Lots of lovely things for dogs to do. You can join up with several hiking trails here and make a day out of it. It's the place local people take to walk their dogs, a paradise for dogs and even some roman remains to look at as well!

Take the Bagnols sur Ceze road out of Uzes and turn sharp right at the bottom of the hill or walk down the steps (quite a lot of them) from the town.
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Site de la Lanterne The Site de la Lanterne is a dog-friendly beach situated just off of the Promenade des Anglais. Formed by pebbles and protected from the street by a small hill, this beach sits right next to a small park with benches and a space to play a game of pétanqu with your pooch. See Details
La Croix Valmer La Croix Valmer is pet-friendly. This beautiful beach allows leashed dogs right up until the first of October. Look out for the signs that indicate the areas of the beach that allow dogs to hang out with their owners. See Details
Bordeaux les quais de la Garonne Although not officially a dog park, the grassy areas along the river between the Place du Marché and the Water Mirror are great places for walking your dog. Many breeds, large and small, gather off-leash on the lawns. While, officially, off-leash is not allowed there is a general tolerance as long as the dog is socialized and well- behaved. There are plenty of dog waste bag dispensers and water fountains along the way. Another great thing is that you can travel on all public transport (bus, tramway and even boat!) with your dog and free of charge. See Details
Big Bus Paris champs elysees Unfortunately, Big Bus Paris is no longer pet-friendly. See Details
Batobus Paris Batobus boat tours offer a panoramic view of the iconic sights of Paris viewed from the river Seine. Dogs on a leash and wearing a muzzle can travel on board, and small dogs may be kept in a bag. Day passes are 17 EUR and annual passes are 60 EUR. See Details
Parc Docteur Jean Guillaud Parc Docteur Jean Guillard is dog-friendly. This 226 square-meter-park offers visitors stunning views over the city of Nice. Dogs are free to run around unleashed in the fenced-in park. Guests must pick up after their pet, and there's a pet station with waste bags and a trash can. The park is open every day of the week from 9am to 7pm. See Details
Park Castel des Deux Rois The Parc Castel des Deux Rois is pet-friendly. This spacious park with a designated fenced area is 812 square-meters, offering plenty of space for dogs to run unleashed. This hillside spot boasts scenic views over the city of Nice and the port, as well as a small cafe with outdoor seating. The park is also great for the kids, with a playground and a small water park with sprinklers that they can play in. Guests must pick up after their pets, and there are pet stations with waste bags and a trash bag. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 8pm. See Details
Chateau du Petit Thouars Fido is welcome to join you as you swirl, sniff, and sip a glass of wine at the Chateau du Petit Thouars. Dogs are allowed unleashed on the estate, except in the cellar, where the wines are vinified and aged in barrel. In the cellar, dogs must be on a leash. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room where they can enjoy a drink of water. A variety of tours and tastings are offered at this Loire Valley vineyard and chateau, varying in price. Chateau du Petit Thouars recommends the Picnic in the Vines Tour and Tasting to dog owners, as it allows them to picnic outside with their pet at a dressed table in the vineyard. Interested parties can book online, in advance. Chateau du Petit Thouars is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 6:30pm. See Details
Glacier Des Bossons Glacier Des Bossons is a pet-friendly hike in Chamonix, France. Dogs are welcome to join their owners along the trail that leads through wooded areas to views of the snowy mountains. You may even discover some wreckage from two airline crashes in the mid 20th century, once covered by the glacier. See Details
Dog Area at Parc de l'Orangerie Dog Area at Parc de l'Orangerie is a pet-friendly recreation area. This spacious, colorful park dates back to the 17th century. The paved walkways around the park allow you to stroll around and enjoy the verdant spaces, ponds, and fountains. There's a fenced dog park where dogs can be let off-leash, too. Dogs must be on a leash everywhere else in the park. See Details
Parc de Bercy Parc de Bercy is pet-friendly. This multi-purpose space invites dogs and their owners to enjoy the open area in the park. There are amusement rides, a skate park, ping-pong tables, public restrooms, wifi, and space for games dotted around the area. Leashed pups are allowed to join their owners in the park, as long as they are under control and all mess is cleaned up after them. Parc de Bercy is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:30pm and Saturday to Sunday from 9:00am to 8:30pm. See Details
Batterie Russe Garden The Jardin de la Batterie de la Cimetière Russe is a 605 square-meter park where dogs can run free unleashed in a fenced area. Guests must pick up after their pet, and a pet station with waste bags and a trash bin is provided. See Details
Promenade Maurice Rouvier The walk along the Promenade Maurice Rouvier is pet-friendly. It takes you on a 1.3 km stroll along the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat bay, offering panoramic views of the sea and surrounding villages. The trail begins in front of the town hall and is accessible. The paved pathway makes this trail easy and there's no steps to contest either. See Details
Joseph Pisano Garden Joseph Pisano Garden is a dog park in Nice, France. This 191 square meter park allowed dogs to run free in a fenced-in area. Guests must pick up after their pet, using the pet station with waste bags and a trash can that's provided. See Details
Carnolès Beach Small area of the beach designated for dogs and their owners
(Unsupervised bathing)
With an outdoor shower to rinse the dogs (and owners!) off after a swim.
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Réserve écologique des barails Réserve écologique des barails is dog-friendly. This park features many kinds of roses, including some from the Alps region. There are also wild orchids, magnolias, a natural forest and wildlife who call the park their permanent home. Leashed pups are welcome to join you for an outdoor adventure at this pretty park in Bordeaux. The park opens every day at 8:30am. See Details