Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Zoom-zoom - Jardin du Luxembourg


Unless you have seen Jardin du Luxembourg on a weekend afternoon you cannot imagine the number of activities, families, children, singles...

Yes, you can even have a pony ride, a real one.
You can ride a carrousel with brass rings.
You can play a game of Pétanque.
You can sail a boat.
You can read a book while seated in a green chair with your feet propped on a fountain.
You can frolic on a playground that would never be allowed in our litigious country.

You can even get pulled around in a little green roadster... zoom-zoom!


Jardin du Luxembourg
75006 Paris

24 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Now that is great shot, Genie. I would know this was taken in France even if I had never heard of your Paris "fixette." ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Such a great shot it is! And, yes, it is SO FRENCH! I love it and wish I could stroll through the park tomorrow! Hope your week is going well, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aurais bien aimé avoir une belle voiture comme celle-ci !
;-)
Belle journée,

Pierre

Rob-bear said...

Ah; Le jardin du Luxembourg encore. Une photo délicieuse d'un père avec son fils (je pense). Ou peut-être un grand-père?

Merci. Une photo très joli, Génie.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of my favourite places in Paris! This green car is great, I would have loved to be pulled around a park this way.

Malyss said...

This green car will make dream a lot of us!

Joe said...

What a great place to wander, especially with all those trees.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is an enchanting garden! :)
So cute scene there, great capture!
Léia

Bibi said...

So cute...and so French.

s.c said...

Great shot and the guy is wearing a real french baret. So no mistake there this must be in paris.

winterludes said...

nice shot! le luxembourg, jardin de mon enfance... les bateaux dans le bassin, les vieux de 18 ans qui s'embrassent près de la fontaine médicis, les manteaux bleu-marine, les trottinettes...

M said...

Adorable! And, oh, so French!

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed! It is a place for children of ALL ages! Delightful!

brattcat said...

zoom-zoom, indeed. what a tender papa, so careful as he takes his child on a ride through the garden

Virginia said...

I loved this little guy, letting papa do all the work!
V

Starman said...

The weekends at any park in France (or Europe for that matter) are pretty much the same.

Alexa said...

That's some snappy roadster! You could have called this "Must Be French Guys." :~}

biebkriebels said...

Everybody should wish to sit in that car and be pulled by a handsom frenchman. Ah, to be a child again....

Kris said...

Sweet image Genie. It must be cold there...they are both bundled up!

Jack said...

It's the good life, Genie.

Ann said...

Sounds like my kind of place...

Nice image.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alexa, I think that I should start a new label. Why should there only be "must be a French girl" and not "must be a French guy" too? Merci beaucoup!

This little car looks like the ones I have seen in the little toy store near Place Maubert. Wish that I could get home with one of these in red (of course)! I do not think that it would count as "carry on" luggage, hummmm......

Bises,
Genie

Julie said...

Quite possibly my favourite place in Paris.

Anonymous said...

I have said the same thing about that amazing playground so many times :)