The Luxembourg Garden
My dear readers,
I want to share with you today a place that I particularly like, the Luxembourg Garden.
It is a unique park to my mind, of breathtaking beauty. In each season, it appears differently but the period in which it is the most beautiful, in my opinion, it is in autumn.
At this period the Garden is deserted, except for regulars, there are few people. The soil is covered with dead leaves and the colours of Autumn are at the rendezvous.
The park then reveals a unique beauty with its shimmering colours and shades of red and yellow.
Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, between the Quartier Latin, Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse, the Luxembourg Garden was created at the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612.
It now has 106 statues scattered throughout the park, the monumental Medici fountain, the orangery and the Davioud Pavilion.
This Garden gives me every time a breath of fresh air. It is ideal for all seasons. It is a beautiful lung of nature and flowers in Paris.
All the parks of Paris are beautiful but the Luxembourg Garden is particular, it reigns a certain calm.
It is a timeless journey to me when I go there. A splendid vegetation on sunny days, magnificent perspectives, it is a place full of stories that inspired the greatest artists.
I lived moments of joy and happiness in the park of Luxembourg. When I was a child, we went regularly to the park. The lawns were a great place for a picnic with the family.
Many attractions was offered to me, vertiginous swings, traditional wooden rides, the puppet show but especially the sailboats of the Luco Basin.
I keep an exceptional memory of these small boats painted and varnished wood that I was sailing with a simple stick.
Do you know, my dear readers that this practice has lasted more than eighty years. In 1927, Clément Paudeau dreams of the open sea. He has shared his passion by making wooden models with sails hand-sewn by his wife. The couple then had the idea to rent them in the Luxembourg Garden. The boats are always those of the time of Clément Paudeau, only some sailboats were replaced!
In this park, I also have many memories with Elena. There is an atmosphere conducive to lovers. Flowers, fountains, small places out of sight.
The Medici fountain is one of the most romantic places in Paris. Formerly called the Grotto of Medici, the fountain of Medici was commissioned in 1630 to the Florentine engineer Thomas Francine by Marie de Medicis, then widow of Henry IV. Weary then of intrigues of the Louvre palace and nostalgic of Italy, she wanted to find the atmosphere of the nymphal and fountains present in the Gardens of Boboli in Florence.
Dear readers, today I am sending you these lines from a poem by Erich Kästner: "This park is very close to paradise. And the flowers bloom as if they had been told."
See you soon !