Finding tranquility in Paris

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May 18th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Speaking of the Bagatelle Gardens, have an alfresco lunch at Les Jardins de Bagatelle. Check the web site for a panoramic view.
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May 18th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Excellent suggestions, espec. the cemeteries and Lux. Gardens. Also, the Musee Marmottan on your way to the Parc Bagatelle.
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May 18th, 2006, 03:09 PM
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Another vote for the gardens of the Rodin museum, especially as you get further away from the house/museum.
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May 18th, 2006, 03:28 PM
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Next to the Place de Furstenburg you'll find the Delacroix Museum which has a lovely little garden.
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May 18th, 2006, 03:55 PM
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Isn't this exciting - I can't wait until we meet up again - this time in Paree!!

For some quiet time I always retreat to the little park at the tip of the Isle de la Cite, Square du Vert Galant. There are benches and beautiful chestnut trees. It's a great place for a little picnic, or to just sit and contemplate the beauty surrounding you.
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May 18th, 2006, 04:05 PM
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Three ideas: Jardin des Plantes,Musee Carnevalet and the newly openend Orangerie.
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May 18th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Definitely the Bagatelle rose garden, if you are there in June or July. Spectacular.
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May 18th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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The little park behind Notre Dame de Paris - benches where you can sit and overlook the river

The Parc St-Cloud and the Parc Monceau

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May 18th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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Sea Urchin,

I totally agree with posts re: gardens du musee Rodin and Pere Lachaise. I'd add the Musee Monet-Marmottan in the 16th - a true oasis and filled with gorgeous Monet canvases...small and doable in a morning. For another interior getaway, try la Mosquee de Paris, in the 5th ar.

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May 18th, 2006, 05:17 PM
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I enjoyed the little zoo in the Jardin de Plantes. Not many visitors, interesting animals, and lovely architechture for the animals' housing.
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May 18th, 2006, 05:39 PM
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Ah yes, the Place du Furstenburg...My daughter and I were looking at artwork a couple of years ago and she picked out this painting that she really liked and thought would look wonderful in my new house. I liked it too and then realized that it looked very familiar. Then the back of the painting say it was the Place du Fursentburg. Needless to say I bought the painting and next week she and I are going to Paris where I will show her the plaza. Very excited to show her my favorite city.
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May 18th, 2006, 06:06 PM
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My favorite quiet hideaway is a little park behind St Clothilde in the 7th near the border of the 6th. It is a pretty little park with lots of flowers and trees, completely enclosed, has a tiny play area and a couple of small monuments. Very sweet, atmospheric and quiet.
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May 18th, 2006, 09:27 PM
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What great ideas, thank you all.
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May 18th, 2006, 09:47 PM
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May 18th, 2006, 10:12 PM
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The gardens at the Rodin museum.

It's so tranquil that you will feel like curling up and taking a nap and which perhaps is just the thing to do.

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May 18th, 2006, 10:51 PM
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May 19th, 2006, 07:14 AM
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Wow, I am going to be soooo traquil, thanks again.
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May 19th, 2006, 07:22 AM
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I like to sit in the Tuilleries w/a good book, & watch the little kids push the wooden boats around (that you used to be able to rent for 5f or something). The huge park out in St. Germain-en-Laye, right as you exit the Metro (actually the RER). Wandering down the Seine towards the Eiffel Tower at night. How many do you need/want ??
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May 19th, 2006, 07:26 AM
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I love the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens, very hidden and quiet, under a canopy of beautiful trees.
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