Life in Paris: Day 13 (Jardin du Luxembourg)
April, Tuesday 19th
Marlena was at school today, so I was left to do some exploring of the city! I hopped on the metro (since I’m now an expert!) and headed to Jardin du Luxembourg- a large garden in Paris.
It was really great to walk around the gardens! The well manicured lawns and surrounding statues make for a perfect place to sit and enjoy the afternoon. This almost 400 year old palace is stunning! In front on the palace is a large pond where little boats float freely, and people use sticks to push the boats and keep them moving I thought it was really cute.
There are also seats all around the pond . People sit around enjoying some lunch or reading a good book. It’s wonderful to see how people here really take the time to enjoy the small moments in life. Just as I did today
I headed home after that. It wasn’t long that I was home before Marlena arrived. We had planned to meet up with our friend Stefania again, for a little tour of a new area. Shame, I felt bad for Marlena, she was running late from school and she had to bust booty to get ready in time to meet Stefania. We all met up at Saint-Germain-des-Prés area : l’Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés which is considered as one of the oldest churches in Paris. It was right in front of the VERY famous Café de Flore, which has long been celebrated for its intellectual clientele. We walked along the boulevard Saint-Germain and made our way through all the little streets- we felt like true Parisians…
We ended the night with some dinner (at like 10pm! Which is somewhat normal for Parisians- different from our 6pm dinners in the states )
Today was a great day exploring this beautiful and cultural city! Can’t wait to see what we find tomorrow
Marlena and Nicola