on November 4, 2003
While others correclty describe this as an "oasis" in Paris, I would call it a nice "break."
The first two times I was here (in 1985 and 1987), I was single. I found the gardens to be a great spot to relax, especially after a long day in l'Orangerie and the Louvre. The scultpture is magnificent, as is the view of adjoining buildings (the Louvre and other Parisian landmarks). It's a wonderful spot for a picnic, too.
This time (2003), I was looking for a spot where we could appreciate the beauty of Paris, and still be a nice spot for the family. This turned out to be a great choice. Our four-year-old enjoyed walking around (though they had to keep off sections of the lawn), feeding the ducks (thanks to a nice Parisian lady who shared her bread with my daughter) and eating ice cream. The adults enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Paris, the sculpture gardens, and the manicured lawn on a beautiful May day.
Highly recommended for a variety of folks, including familes, especially on a beautiful day when you want to spend some time outside.
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