Jardins extraordinaires

IMG_4870When I think of France, I often think, not of monuments, but of gardens. After all, I live about thirty seconds from the Jardin du Luxembourg in the summer. Some days are so busy that’s as far as I get to go. Each year, there is an exhibit of world-class photos on the fence that surrounds the garden. On now, through July 24, 2017, you can admire the free, open-air exhibit entitled “Jardins extraordinaires” (shjar-dahn ex-tra-or-deen-air) that showcases gardens that have received the designation of being a “Remarkable Garden” by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Some are contemporary photographs by Jean-Baptiste Leroux while others are historical pictures just of the Jardin du Luxembourg. It’ll make a beautiful walk in the park even lovelier.

IMG_4871Gardens in France


About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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4 Responses to Jardins extraordinaires

  1. Nemorino says:

    On my last visit to Paris I stayed in a hotel that was a block away from the Jardin du Luxembourg, on Rue Madame. It took me longer than 30 seconds to get there, however. Maybe three or four minutes. There was also a Vélib’ station just across from the park, so it was a perfect location.

  2. Nemorino says:

    Indeed. I love the Lucernaire, for example.

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