Regardless of it being the capital city of France, Paris doesn’t actually have many green spaces. The few that do exist, however, are dripped in pure decadence, and the most beautiful one of all is the Jardin du Luxembourg. Situated on the border between Saint Germain des Près and the Latin Quarter, it dates back to 1612 and was created for Marie de’ Medici (widow of King Henry IV) as a compliment to her Luxembourg Palace residency. Today, it’s still occupied by this palace, as well as tree-lined promenades, tennis courts and the central Medici Fountain. This is the perfect spot to sit, embrace the Parisian air and observe the older generation of Left Bankers on their daily strolls.
Telephone: 01 42 34 20 00
Metro: Luxembourg (RER-B)
Words: Faye Fearon
Image: via @jardin_du_luxembourg