Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Outdoors in Paris

As promised, some more photos of Paris parks and gardens. We had lovely warm weather while we were there but as we left on Eurostar the rain started. I don't think I would like Paris as much this week as the temperatures have gone up again! 
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!
So…starting with
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
On the Sunday we went to the Park(s)
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


chrissie said...

Wonderful photographs and great memories of long ago for Me

Love Chrissie x

Helen said...

Oh I have enjoyed this trip to Paris with you, and what lovely parks and gardens you've shared!

Meggymay said...

Bet you are looking forward to using your new stash Chis
Been having a catch up, , the photos of your holiday look lovely.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What impressed me was how the old and the new seemed to meld together with nature and art. A really surprising visit, but one I thoroughly enjoyed. I so love to travel with you to places I will probably never see in my lifetime. This one was just as great as the previous posts. Keep them coming, please. I love them.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, looks like you had big fun and some big bargains! Hugs, Valerie

Eliza said...

Chris thanks for the tour of France, gosh a nice change from my manic life ATM, The town seems to be so beautiful, this is one place I have dreamed of visiting.

Hugs Eliza

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful photos Chris, thanks for sharing.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful photos Chris, thanks for sharing.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

I didn't have a great experience of Paris when I visited it post-A'levels... maybe it's time to give it another try! Thanks for sharing all your lovely photos.
Alison xx

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