I showed you the Promenade Plantee in a previous post but Paris has so many beautiful outdoor spaces we will continue to find them next visit!
a square in St Germain where we sat to cool off having visited CityPharma for bargain skin care products(it was like the biggest sale crush you could imagine - we went back for some bite cream another day and it was just as bad but Oh! the bargains!!!)
|This church garden was also in St Germain|
First, Parc Montsouris, which had been recommended by our hotel receptionist! I had seen this park mentioned before but never been near it! Our hotel was near a bus route so off we went! Oh Wow!! This was a real treat! Parakeets in the trees, black swans on the lake and a beautiful place to be on a Sunday morning - the joggers thought so too!!
|Guessing that these veggies are used in the park's very expensive restaurant!|
From here we caught a tram - intending to go to Parc Andre Citreon but saw this on the way - another disused railway line.
Andre Citreon Park is a modern park - lots of concrete but still beautiful although some of the water features weren't working!
|The balloon takes visitors up for a view of the park(at a cost!!)|
After this visit we wanted lunch - just as my Paris Visite card decided it had had enough - so we had to find someone to give us another, which took us somewhere we hadn't intended to visit - I know this is not fair to you, but I will show you another time!
We went past the flower market though - an unexpected treat too!
Monday morning came - our last day but nearby we had saved Le garden Atlantique especially as we knew we could walk there. The garden is built above the platforms at Montparnasse - you can even see the train on a platform at one point! Office buildings surround the garden and it also includes 3 tennis courts and 2 table tennis tables!
Yes that is a train down there - it pulled out about 5 minutes later - we heard it!!!
If you ever go to Montparnasse station it's worth a trip up the stairs by platform 1!
So..hope you are still here, I will post some more photos of our trip soon!
Thanks for looking, Chrisx