Category Archives: gardens

Quiet Places in Paris: The Swiss Valley

Quiet Corners of Paris: The Swiss Valley One of the pleasures of wandering around Paris is finding small squares and gardens in unexpected places. These quiet green spaces add another dimension to this beloved city, which can feel frenetic and over-run … Continue reading

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Vannes is a Ville Fleurie

Background: What are Villes Fleuries? The ‘towns and villages in bloom’ award (ville fleurie) is given to French places that make a special effort to create a pleasant natural environment for both residents and visitors by focusing on plants, flowers … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the Tuileries Gardens

The Welcoming Hands 1996, in the Jardin des Tuileries since 2000, by Louise Bourgeois Bronze patine, granite The Tuileries Garden, one of the oldest public gardens in Paris, always impresses visitors with its orderly design along the city’s historical axis, … Continue reading

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Jardins Éphémères, A First in France

In the summer of 2016, Vannes had a wonderful garden series, called Jardins Éphémères (Ephemeral Gardens). When we first walked into the old walled city from our hotel just outside the city walls, we noticed a pocket-sized patch of greenery … Continue reading

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