Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Le Jardin de la Vallée Suisse | Paris Travel

Les jardins des Champs-Élysées.


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Our actual anniversary day, a Wednesday, was turning out beautifully--a little chilly (in the 60s), but the clouds had cleared since we were at the Louvre, and we rested the aching parts of our bodies at le jardin des Tuileries and les jardins des Champs-Élysées.  We were awed by the two palaces, and now we were on the backside of le Grand Palais, about to step into a charming little garden virtually empty of tourists and Parisians alike.

Situated on the corner of cours la Reine and avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, behind le Grand Palais, this was very much a "secret" garden, green and wonderful.


This little garden is called jardin de la Vallée Suisse, and it is a rocky, watery oasis in the midst of a  bustling city.  I love finding out-of-the-way places that surprise and delight, and this garden did both of those:  stone walkways and little stone arches, bubbling brooks and little waterfalls, leafy bowers and benches waiting for visitors to sit and relax.


We had had a lazy start to our day with a late morning breakfast, so we hadn't been hungry at lunchtime.  It was now 2:30 in the afternoon, and we were still up for wandering (with our walking-tour book as our guide, of course!) before scouting out a restaurant for a late lunch.  This was the perfect place to wander and wonder.  Come wander with me!

Fernando had to stoop to get under this arch.






Treasuring life's moments,
Christine

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love the shot of the stairs. Sooooo pretty. :)

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