November 19, 2011

A lovely autumn day in November

“In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.”
Jean Cocteau

Eglise de St.Sulpice

Walking up Rue Férou

Musée du Luxembourg

Un gendarme solitaire

Le Palais du Luxembourg 

The Jardin du Luxembourg is the second largest public park in Paris located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace.

The garden is largely devoted to a green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and centred on a large octagonal basin of water, with a central jet of water. In it children sail model boats. The garden is famed for its calm atmosphere. 

Surrounding the bassin on the raised balustraded terraces are a series of statues of former French queens, saints and copies after the Antique.

The gardens are featured prominently in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables. It is here that the principal love story of the novel unfolds, as the characters Marius Pontmercy and Cosette first meet.

The Jardin du Luxembourg is Paris' favorite place to sun, stroll, picnic, and play. 

 Université Sorbonne de Paris is the main inheritor of the old Sorbonne, which dates back to the 13th century. It was one of the first universities in the world.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...