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December 5, 2019

Back to Ranelagh ,the garden, Paris of course!

So on a grayish day I went driving to Paris of course why not, never miss an opportunity to be back in town. I had a whole month to enjoy myself in my beautiful Paris and after been in Brittany for long years is always good to be back. Mind you ,I have been back at least one day every month for many years but been there for a whole new long period was wonderful.

I could not miss my old spots I love so much in my chic beautiful 16éme arrondissement or district of Paris. The Jardin du Ranelagh or garden of Ranelagh, I last wrote on it in December 5 2018 in my blog so wont repeat myself but here are some new  photos of a wonderful place.


This beautiful garden originally created by a certain Mr. Morisan this park was actually copied on that of Lord Ranelagh in London. On a small part of the park of the castle of Muette opens in 1774 the Petit Ranelagh. It will be a great success under Louis XVI and up to the Empire. Queen Marie-Antoinette comes to dance with her friends, escaping the protocol that weighs in Versailles.

Mimicking that of Chelsea (London) , a rotunda surrounded by a colonnade is built to accommodate concerts and balls. Demolished by Russian soldiers in 1815, it was rebuilt in 1834. In 1860, a public garden was opened under the name of Jardin du Ranelagh garden, in homage to Lord Ranelagh. Besides the puppet theater and the horse-drawn carousel, the garden is decorated with several carved groups ,including a group dedicated to the poet Jean de La Fontaine as well as his famous characters: the fox and the raven, which holds in its beak a cheese ,and other statues.


Centennial trees are among the treasures of the garden, including hazel and chestnut trees. It is actually a garden, in the plural, because this space is divided into three distinct parts. It has an area of 60,500 m² Triangular in shape is bordered on the west by the Marmottan Museum. The south of the garden is bordered by a part of the route of the petite ceinture or old little belt, the rails were removed and was built a walk adjacent to the petite ceinture to the Porte d’Auteuil. It is surrounded by the streets of Avenue Ingres, avenue du Ranelagh, avenue Prudhon, and avenue Raphaël with Muette metro line 9 just perfect. And just behind the fav resto La Gare (see my posts on it even recently ::)).

Here is a bit more on the Paris tourist office: Jardin de Ranelagh on Paris tourist offce

Paris is a lot more than monuments , all is a beautiful thing to see, walk ,smell and enjoy it. Hope you do in  your next trip to the city of lights. Paris is indeed a movable feast!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!




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