Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  2. 2 Zurich to Milan trip
  3. 3 First, jet lagged day, in Barcelona
  4. 4 Greece - when is the best time to go for warm but not too crowded?
  5. 5 Finalized my Summer 2018 Italy Honeymoon Itinerary!
  6. 6 Stonehenge Inner Circle next May
  7. 7 Southern Iceland itinerary add-ons!
  8. 8 Italy Car Scam
  9. 9 Quizz !
  10. 10 Pay attention to your watches !
  11. 11 Scandinavia - By land or by sea?
  12. 12 How can I stay in Italy for more than 90 days?
  13. 13 car insurance italy
  14. 14 Christmas Day in Granada
  15. 15 a group of old friends traveling to croatia
  16. 16 Barcelona to Grindenwald area
  17. 17 Pompei, Naples and...Sorrento?
  18. 18 Itinerary advice Greece Nov 18-26
  19. 19 13 Nights Greece, first time, April 2018. HELP
  20. 20 Venice/Mestre
  21. 21 Charming movie to watch if you've visited Erice in Sicily
  22. 22 Requesting feedback on proposed itinerary—London, Cornwall, and Wales, June 2018
  23. 23 Trip Report Mantova, Ravenna, Brisighella, Bologna
  24. 24 9 Days in Spain
  25. 25 Apple Pay on London Transit
View next 25 » Back to the top

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

Jump to last reply

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

15 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement