One of the things we enjoyed most of our getaway to Paris was the fall foliage. This year Mr. Autumn has skipped Barcelona in his agenda so it was extra special to be able to see all his splendour thanks to the city fabulous gardens and parks.
We visited two parks inside Paris, the Promenade plantée and the Luxembourg gardens which are very different in what they offer. The first one, also called Coulé verte is a very Parisian version of the High Line in NY, constructed 20 years ago on top of an obsolete railway infrastructure. We used the Bastille entrance and crossed it completely in its 2.9 miles, and more we would have walked, as it was so magical to walk from that height surrounded by both buildings and the yellow, green and red of the plants.
The Luxembourg gardens, on the other hand, are 400 years old, and created to surround the Palace of the regent for the King Louis XIII, Marie de Medici. You will find here exquisite statues and fountains, along with impressive promenades. We went there at noon and it was full of children playing and people having some rest, I presume before going back to work. The light and sun were very revitalizing and gave us the needed strength for more walking!
Before going to the pictures a quick words today to wish a big Happy Thanksgiving holiday to our US readers (belated for Canada!) and to seize this good chance to be thankful for all the amazing adventures that we are living, the friends&family at our side, and to all of you who are giving us an incredible happiness every time we see a comment, view, like or follow in this little silly blog of ours. For everything: Thanks! :)
We won’t delay it more, ready to go back to fall for a few minutes with our promenade pictures? We sure are! :)
** This post is part of our Paris series **
Our first afternoon in Paris, and very happy with my beautiful leaf at the beginning of the Promenade plantée.
And this is what you see at your left and right.
In this picture you can get more the railroad feeling of the park.
This viewing spots all along the walk were terrific!
Here it is our new very French attic where Dani will learn to play the guitar and I will eat lots of croissants ;)
And I will not mind to have the beautiful red flowers in our new French attic as well.
Two-face Dani ;)
He was jealous of my leaf, so I agreed to share it :)
Who I am kidding, I will have to hide this beauty to prevent it being stolen from me.
And this will be the end of our romance, bye bye leaf, you belong to that beautiful grove.
This is one of the beautiful promenades in Luxembourg gardens.
The yellow and the sun, good combo :)
I love the parks with chairs that you can take wherever is your favorite spot. Dani was in a good one!
And the Luxembourg gardens will lead us into another palace in the next post, one you will surely have heard about.