Jardin du Luxembourg – A Perfect Day

Paris has so many beautiful green spaces to choose from within the city with Jardin du Luxembourg being one of the most infamous ones.  It is situated between St. Germain de Prés and the Latin Quarter.  You can find many  locals and families hanging out here.  Jardin du Luxembourg is quite large with many areas to explore.

We recently visited and we were overwhelmed by everything it had to offer.  We’ve only posted a sneak peek here of some of our favorite images from that day, but honestly, we want to go back and take even more photos to share.  We were immediately welcomed by a classical concert in the grandstand when we first entered the garden.  We had made a pit stop at De Clercq, the King of Frites, up the hill by the Pantheon and brought the food to the park with us.  We found a bench near the music and enjoyed the amazing frites from De Clercq.  Then we wandered over to an area that would allow us to sit on the banister and enjoy the main fountain.  The live music was still lingering and creating a relaxing yet energetic atmosphere.

When the music ended we ventured off in search of the Medici Fountain.  It was lovely and calming.  I could certainly picture pulling up a chair and reading a book in that area. From that area we went closer to the fountain and watched the kids playing with the wooden sail boats in the fountain.  And after that was when I think we slowed down on photos and simply took in all the other pockets of the park.

There were a couple of food stands, an incredible playground for kids, a puppet theatre, horses, pétanque games in progress, chess games, card games, tennis, basketball, birthday parties in a side garden.  I’m sure I’m forgetting something!  Which means we’ll have to go back and enjoy it again.  For now, I hope you enjoy the sneak peek.  I do love the first image below.  The statue is representing an actor, but when we first saw it at a glance, it looked like he was taking a selfie of himself.  🙂  I also adore the photo of the couple relaxing and holding hands.  We should all make it a point to take time out for the simple moments.

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luxembourg garden medici fountain

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jardin du luxembourg garden overview

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  • Caitlin EdwardsLuxembourg Gardens are my favourite sight to see in beautiful Paris. Everyone is always so happy to be out in the sunshine amongst the grandeur of the gardens. Definitely one of my happy places on this Earth!


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