One more time Ranelagh!!!

And back at you on my eternal Paris. So much to see and enjoy in the most beautiful city in the world!!! I have many posts on Paris and this is one of the nicest simply because it is in my favorite part of the city away from the crowds. We love it here with the boys just walking after visiting nearby monument that have written before and eating at my old favorite restaurant, Therefore, let me tell you again with new pictures to the blog about the Jardins de Ranelagh garden in the 16éme arrondissement of Paris.

paris jardin ranelagh petit train apr12

As told before, before taking the form of the leafy and provided public garden that we know today, the land belonged to the now former Château de la Muette estate. A bit of anecdote has it that Queen Marie-Antoinette, a dance lover, liked to go to the ballroom dances at Ranelagh, It became one of the most popular dancefloors of the late 18C! Even after the French revolution, the garden continues to be a place of celebration, it is in particular there that will be celebrated, on June 20, 1790, the first anniversary of the oath of the Jeu de Paume ( to never leave until a constitution was adopted). By 1860, the Ranelagh ballroom dances had disappeared,

It was in the second half of the 19C that the Jardins de Ranelagh (gardens) was redesigned, at the instigation of Baron Hausmann, and became one of the most renowned parks in the capital! With an area of ​​more than 60,000 m2, the garden will adopt the triangular shape that we know today. The desired style is that of an English garden, that is to say adopting aesthetic canons centered around the enhancement of the wild, of the forest.  Among one of the many other nuggets of the garden, we can mention, up to the Porte d’Auteuilla (petite ceinture (small belt). old railway route active from 1853 to 1990. The track was decommissioned in 1993, which left the field free for the reconquest of this space by fauna and flora: here, nature takes back its rights, and gives a view of a wooded area quite dense. This small belt is today a confidential walk, in the form of an “ecological path”, more than 1km long, sheltered from traffic and punctuated by six educational stages to learn more about the fauna and Parisian flora. This small ecological corridor is here a refuge, away from pollution, for birds, butterflies and climbing plants! And simply us !!!

The Ranelagh gardens has several statues that we have enjoy looking each time by the gardens these are ,the Cain stone group (1871) by Joseph-Michel Caillé , Monument to La Fontaine by Charles Corréia with, in bronze, the statue of the poet has at his feet, the fox and the crow (1984). Meditation, 1882 marble statue by Tony Noël, Fisherman Bringing in the Head of Orpheus in his Nets, 1883 Marble Statue by Louis Eugène Longepied, and The Poet’s Vision, tall high- marble relief by Georges Bareau commissioned in 1902, set up in 1985.

Paris jardin du Ranelagh La Fontaine statue apr09

You can get to it on Métro stops Ranelagh,or  La Muette of line 9. By bus , stop Ranelagh by 33 Avenue Mozart on lines 22 (gare st lazare), 32, and 52.(opéra garnier). Of course walking to it from the Trocadéro is sublime!

The city of Paris on the Ranelagh:

The Paris tourist office on the Ranelagh:

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 Moveable Feast  !

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

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