Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Single mom w/ 8 mo baby traveling to Paris and London
  2. 2 Bern to Munich, BlaBla Car & Dresden
  3. 3 Trip Report Revised itinerary for italy
  4. 4 Itinerary help for first trip to Greece
  5. 5 Italy and Switzerlan Travel Advice
  6. 6 Recommendations for meandering travel this fall in Spain and Portugal
  7. 7 Rome, Florence and Venice for each city 2 days
  8. 8 If you had to choose one......
  9. 9 Polish: Enough Indo-European Similarity to Make Picking up Words Easier?
  10. 10 Amalfi Coast help
  11. 11 Paris Metro
  12. 12 Swiss Alps in the Spring-Some Questions
  13. 13 A good book!!
  14. 14 3-4 days Netherland trip
  15. 15 Paris to Nice - 4x 50 somethings and 5 nights - what to do!
  16. 16 Initial itinerary - 1 month in Greece
  17. 17 3 days in Normandy (with an 8 year old)
  18. 18 Amsterdam and Beyond - 7 Days
  19. 19 Trip Report Notes on Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Garda, Cremona & Milan (Sept 2016)
  20. 20 Any recent stays at either the Plaka or Attalos hotels in Athens
  21. 21 2 Months - Dubrovnik to Frankfurt Itinerary
  22. 22 Iceland 9 Days Late March - Review Itinerary!
  23. 23 Trip Report January Sicily and exploding cornetto al cioccolato
  24. 24 More earthquakes in central Italy
  25. 25 CDG airport and connection time
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