Monday, 20 August 2012

Jardins....the Bold, the Beautiful, and the Romantic (2)

Following on from my previous post on Parisian gardens, I thought I'd tell you about two charming little gardens close to our apartments in Montmartre and Saint Georges.   Both are quiet (except for the birds), romantic and rather hidden.

They don't have the bold, grand features of the Tuileries or Jardin du Luxembourg....but are definitely lovely in their own quiet way.

(1)  Garden at the Musée de Montmartre....this hidden oasis of calm was just up the hill from our first apartment in Montmartre.  On the way to the garden, you pass Lapin Agile, that infamous Montmartre nightclub....that still attracts the crowds today.

The garden of the musée is not grand....but it is lovely....and there's also a fabulous bronze sculpture (above) positioned at the side of the garden.

Inside the musée, through one of the windows, you can also spy the close Montmartre, a rare working vineyard in Paris about the size of a tennis court!
And this is the little clos Montmartre....
a working vineyard right in the heart of Montmartre.
Isn't she romantic...and I love the artwork
in these old Parisian posters that would
have been all over Montmartre and Paris.
(2)  Garden of the Musée de la Vie Romantique.....this garden is like a little piece of countryside in downtown's just a lovely spot for a quiet read, a little sketching or a cup of tea from the garden cafe.

Again it's not grand...and is attached to the Musée de la Vie Romantique....once the home of the 19th century Dutch artist, Ary Sheffer.  Apparently, Ary would have little Friday evening soirées here.....and invite his 'artistic' friends Delacroix, Ingres, George Sand and Chopin......n i c e!
Just down this shady'll find the romantic garden
and musée.
The 9th arrondissement is not known for its greenery....
but this little patch of green
is a quiet haven in La Nouvelle Athénes.

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  1. Sharing your rendezvous with Paris really make my day. I love the green chairs & how dramatic is that sculpture?? A bientot Jude

  2. felt like a wee person tucked in your pocket for those photographs. Stunning!

  3. I love tagging along with you through the streets and GARDENS of Paris. You make me feel like I am actually there. I love the last three pics...the iron fence is lovely. Lucky people sitting there relaxing in all the beauty. The small gardens are so intimate and secret and I am sure they are fun to stumble upon. Thanks for the tour!!! Lisa

  4. Love your photos, especially the "shady path." I can picture myself walking there right now.

  5. Merci Robyn. The little 'pop-up' cést tres bonne. Had no trouble finding room on the table for it. Delightful surprise!! Merci et a bientot! Jude