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Luxembourg Garden

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  • Day120

    Eights Weeks Without a Selfie

    October 13, 2017 in France

    Eight Weeks Without a Single Selfie - Oct 13th 2017

    On our final full day in Paris the sun broke through in full force to give the city a temporary return to summer. Gone were the winter hats, scarfs and coats that had been everywhere for the past couple of weeks and back out came the short skirts and sun hats. It was a perfect way to end our stay in this amazing place.

    Maggie and I took the opportunity to continue our recreation of the walk of Adele and Simon. We had begun this the previous day but exhaustion had overcome us before the task was complete.

    We set off to resume our walk at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, however we did make one important detour on the way there. The Musee Nationale Du Moyen Age (Museum of the Middle Ages) is situated on the Rue D'Ecoles (Street of Schools), just a block away from our hotel. We had walked past it many time over the past couple of days and thought that it deserved a proper visit.

    We decided to pay the 9 Euro entry fee (no seniors concession here) and see what was inside. We certainly were not disappointed. The collection included an amazing array of artefacts and art works from the 6th to the 16th centuries. The building itself was worth the visit. It certainly was a fascinating insight into the creativity and skills of the people who lived in that period.

    Our walk then continued past Notre Dame and along the I'sle De La Cite to the Louvre. Although tourists had been conspicuously absent from most of Paris at this time of the year, we discovered just where most of them seemed to have congregated. I had forgotten what a thousand simultaneous selfies actually sounded like, but this is exactly what was happening. Wherever we looked there were people posing in front of every possible vantage point. Stand on one leg, look to one side, hold the selfie stick high, smile, click. It made me nauseous.
    I still cannot understand the selfie mentality at all. It always strikes me as a type of "technological tagging". It is obviously not sufficient to just visit some place, but you must prove you have been there by standing right in front of it, taking a selfie and then immediately share it to something like facebook or twitter. Surely if you know you have been there, why do you feel a need to prove it to the rest of the world ? I just do not get it. I am proud to say that we have now been travelling for 8 weeks and still have not taken a single selfie. Not one. Nor do I ever intend to. My own memories are what are most important to me.

    By the middle of the afternoon, the sun was actually quite hot and we took refuge by the fountain in The Tuileries. The council provides hundreds of free green chairs to relax on and we were glad to take two of these and spend some time dozing in the dappled sunshine.
    We are now back at the hotel, our bags are packed and we are almost ready to bid a final au revoir to France. But we will definitely be back in 2019.
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  • Day8

    Jardin du Luxumbourg, Velib bikes

    June 5, 2017 in France

    Pat woke up feeling largely recovered so in the morning we walked to the nearby Jardin du Luxembourg. Being Wit Monday which is a holiday for some people, the park was full of Parisians and visitors enjoying a beautiful sunny morning in a beautiful place.
    We decided to head to the Pompidou Centre by using the very good public bike system, Velib. Once you register (€1.70 for a day) you can use the bikes for free for 30 minutes at a time. There are Velib stations every few hundred metres throughout the city.Read more

  • Day6

    Pantheon & Jardin de Luxembourg gardens

    September 26, 2017 in France

    When in doubt get "un vélo"!! Ons het wraggies die hele Parys plat gefiets, die fietslaan en motorbestuurders is almal baie bedagsaam teenoor die fietsryers so mens voel eintlik heel veilig, plek plek moet jy die busse trotseer want jy deel 'n baan, maar ons wrap dit.Ons het al langs die Seine rivier gery teen 'n paar moewiese bulte op tot by die Franse weergawe van die Panthéon, ons het al te lekker saam die studente daar gesit op die bankies. Daarna is ons na die pragtige tuine waar honderde Parysenaars en hulle honde stap, tennis speel en net die sonskyn geniet. Die Engelse sê "well kept" die tuine is rêrig so mooi en lyk perfek geplant.

    {Issy}
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  • Day9

    Jardin du Luxembourg

    September 14, 2015 in France

    After a couple of mostly cloudy days the blue skies were back for day 6 in Paris. A metro ride to the San Germain district. We managed to find our way back to the 'smallest square in Paris' and had some lovely little Chou pastries in the little shop - La Maison Du Chou - a couple little tables, coffee, tea and Chou pastries, that's it.

    We then wandered off to the Jardin du Luxembourg. We didn't actually go in anything there, but the garden was lovely and there was plenty to see and more than sufficient nooks and crannies to poke around in.

    Then back down to the river to the Isle de Citi, a baguette for lunch and a visit to Sainte Chapelle the small fascinating chapel on the opposite end of the island to Notre Dame Cathedral. I have put some more info with the pictures as comments.
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  • Day2

    Luxembourg Gardens

    April 16, 2017 in France

    We've headed to Le Jardin du Luxembourg for some after lunch relaxation! I remember coming here during my undergrad work to read and listen to music. Awesome place!

  • Day2

    Luxembourg Gardens

    May 28, 2015 in France

    Paris is full of beautiful Gardens and this is a famous one right by my hotel. I'm about walked-out by this point. I was not smart and have been lugging my carry-on this whole time after only checking the big bag at the bell desk.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Jardin du Luxembourg, Luxembourg Garden, Люксембургска градина, জার্‌দাঁ দু লুক্সেমবুর্গ, Ĝardeno de Luksemburgio, Jardín del Luxemburgo, Luxembourgin puisto, גני לוקסמבורג, Giardini del Lussemburgo, リュクサンブール公園, ლუქსემბურგის ბაღი, Luxembourghagen, Ogród Luksemburski, Gradinile Luxemburgului, Люксембургский сад, Luxemburské záhrady, Lüksemburg Bahçesi, Vườn Luxembourg, 卢森堡公园

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