Posted in Random le 4 September 2013
One of our favorite things to do to unwind in Paris
Beginning of September, 30 degrees celsius...The day called for one of our favorite ways to relax in Paris: sit at the Jardin du Luxembourg. The Jardin du Luxembourg is located 10 minutes walking distance from our boutique hotel, in between the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Prés. The Gardens were created in 1612 by Catherine de Medicis, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence. The gardens are split into French and English gardens. There is also an orchard with a variety of old and forgotten apples, behives, greenhouses with a collection of beautiful orchids, and a rose garden. The garden has 106 statues. Once you are done walking around the 25 hectares of land, you can take a seat in one of the chairs spread out in the park. There are also many activities for children (puppets, slides, remote control boats, ponies). For us adults, there is tennis courts, chess tables, and bridge tables. To tell you the truth, most of the times, we prefer to pick a nice spot, bring a chair, and either read a book or people watch. We managed to take just a few pictures from where we enjoyed the end of the day. Thought it would be nice to share our view!