Saturday, February 4, 2023

Favorite Spots in Paris - Part 5


A secret garden.

And who doesn't love a secret garden?


It's not easy to find!

This will help - "Find the white marble statue by Alfred de Musset, situated near the intersection between avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt and Cours la Reine, and seek out the broken flight of steps to its right. They’ll lead you down into this haven of tranquillity – a real Elysium."

Mostly, just trying to find this little garden was an adventure we thoroughly enjoyed.

A perfect little secluded space for a picnic for two.

I first read about it in a short story by M.j. Rose in A PARIS ALL YOUR OWN edited by Eleanor Brown, which I  highly recommend.

More here -

j'espère que vous reviendrez


Lesa said...

Just beautiful, Kaye. So peaceful and calm. I'm so glad you and Donald experienced it together.

BPL Ref said...

I thought of you when I saw a listing for a new book due out this May: Paris: Secret Gardens, Hidden Places, and Stories of the City of Light by Mary McAuliffe. I haven't seen any reviews, just the title but it might be something you want to keep an eye out for. In fact, I the first thing I did after seeing the title was to check to see if you had written it!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

OH! This sounds fabulous! Yes, i'll have to have this, for sure. Thank you!!