I’m very excited because I’m going to spend Summer in Paris again. I love this city, so romantic and inspiring, it's no wonder that many artists and authors created here.
So this week, I'm taking you again to the French capital, to visit my favourite garden: the Luxembourg Gardens.
Created in 1612 for Queen Marie de Medici, to enhance the Luxembourg Palace that she chose as her residence, this palace occupied by the Germans during the Second World War, is today the place of the Senate, which owns it, gardens included.
It was transformed several times over time, in its current form there’s a French garden, an English garden, separated by a geometric forest, but also a rose garden, greenhouses with orchids, an orchard with old apples and even beehives.
Everything is conducive to daydreaming in these 25 hectares of greenery and art / architecture.
What I love most is its collection of 106 statues spread all over the park, like witnesses of time and history.
Among these the Greek actor, a bronze sculpture of a man with a mask on his forehead and a manuscript in his hand, you know how attached I am to Greece, my country of heart since My Solo Weddding in Santorini.
And yes, this is the Pantheon in the background (read Article Pantheon Paris).
Or even the bronze model that was used by the sculptor Bartholdi for the Statue of Liberty (statue mentioned in my article Spring in New York). He actually gave it to the Luxembourg Gardens.
Many activities are available in these gardens, tennis, bowls, ponies for children, exhibitions etc.
But my favourite thing is to relax, sunbath, wander, have a coffee, watch the clouds as I said last week (reread Superwomen 5), and of course to write ...
Without forgetting what makes all the charm of this magnificent place, the large pond where children play with small sailboats.
So restful and calming.
Spending time here, you’d almost believe you're at home like a Queen ...
My previous Articles about Paris:
Have a fantastic week everyone!
Love & Joy,