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Trip Report The Jardin de Bagatelle -- no roses and no waiting

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I know that one of the principal worries of visitors at this time of year is how long they will have to wait to see the "attractions" of the city since the lines can be endless, giving everybody all that much more time to be pickpocketed.

Well, some of you know that I go to the places that don't interest anybody, so I rarely have to wait in line. This morning I decided to visit the rose garden at Bagatelle because it seemed like absolutely the best time to do it -- in two days the rose garden is going to be closed for the day for the international rose competition, so it must be the prime moment to go, right? Well, that did not turn out to be the case, because the roses are so late this year. I really cannot imagine how they are going to judge the roses.

Nevertheless, I had a very nice time, and the 2 Japanese visitors and I had this huge garden all to ourselves. (Well, the gardeners were hard at work, too, but they did not bother me.)

If you get tired of the crowds in the center of the city, I heartily recommend a visit to this lovely place, even if the roses are not at their prime. On June 13th, entrance to the garden will even be free of charge due to the rose garden section being inaccessible (not that you would miss anything).

Of course, if you are coming in two or three weeks, it will be absolutely spectacular. Anyway, here is my report: http://tinyurl.com/qdofzn9

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