Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Parc Floral de Paris

Our last touristic stop was the Parc Floral de Paris, one of Paris' four botantical gardens (read: major plant collections, thousands of species), pretty much adjacent to the Chateau de Vincennes and (so it said) in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes. We pique-niqued and walked around a good bit, although mindful of the need to get back to our apartment, pack and clean for the next morning's departure. Oh yes, after the Parc Floral, we walked back to the Decathlon near Rue Avron--last minute provisioning for some of our next travels--and then Metro'd back to our home Alexander Dumas station. Vicki figured her feet could recover in Menlo Park and DC.
Map of the great park

Floral sculpture

Even as the dog days approach, blooms everywhere

One of many, many pavilions

Pique-nique'ing by the lily pond


And marveling at the lotus pond

Approaching the giant bonsai center

Beautiful specimens


And thus


Superb signage throughout the 70 acres; we nevertheless
got temporarily lost...but getting lost here is a good thing


More sculpture


Unidentified but interesting flowering plant

The Guignol was not in session

But the butterfly pavilion was...all in all, a beautiful and
intriguing place, the Parc Floral, that will be near the top
of our list of things to return to...next time

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Those bonsai are incredible!