Exploring Paris

There were two places we wanted to visit today and again thankfully the weather has been glorious. It would be nice to think that it will stay this way for the 6 weeks we are in France.

Heading off this morning our first stop was the Jardin du Luxembourg. Construction of the palace and gardens began in 1611 for Marie de Medici, widow of King Henry IV. The 23 hectares is mostly lawns (which you are not allowed to walk on) with tree lined avenues and flower beds. The garden is in between seasons at the moment so many of the gardens beds were being prepared for their next show of annuals.

From the gardens we wondered off to visit the Saint Germain area of Paris. First stop was the market.

Along the way there were interesting shop fronts – the reflections in the windows made it hard to photograph so the quality isn’t brilliant.

Electric charging stations are on the footpaths.

These two gardens took my eye.

Our short stay in Paris is over and we have loved staying at Hotel Etats Unis Opera. We would highly recommend it. It is about 300 metres from the Opera Garnier, the famous opera house of Paris and Galeries Lafayette, the original luxury department store. It is close to transport links and there are many restaurants close by.

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12 Responses to Exploring Paris

  1. Jackie carter says:

    Keep up your good work thoroughly enjoying our holiday with you both💝

  2. Robyn Kiddell says:

    Beautiful photos! Makes me want to visit France!!

  3. Ros and Terry says:

    Great reporting Kerry. Love your blog. Enjoy your touring and hope the weather stays kind. If it rains, please send some this way. Cheers!

  4. Jill Holdman says:

    Hi Kerry & Jim
    I love travelling with you with your blog pictures, you pay & just watch!!😂
    Have a wonderful time & enjoy!!😘

  5. Jill Holdman says:

    I just watch!!😋

  6. Jill Holdman says:

    Meant to say “I just watch” 😋

  7. Jill Holdman says:

    I meant to say “ I just watch the blog” 😂

  8. Heather Campbell says:

    ……and I’ll have a slab of that nougat, s’il te plait😋
    Paris has been beautiful, enjoy your next destination

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