Thursday, May 8, 2014

Square Armand-Trousseau

Square Armand-Trousseau

This beautiful wooded park sits quietly off Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine.  On Sundays it is lively (as are all the parks of Paris) with children and families.  One can bring a picnic from the near-by Marché d'Aligre or the pâtisserie/boulangerie just outside the gates at Blé Sucré.  

This lovely park has a dark past with a cemetery in Medieval times for orphans;
in 1674 it was the site of a hospital; and later became an orphanage.

Square Armand-Trousseau
1, rue Antoine Vollon
75012, Paris


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,
Un endroit qui semble si paisible malgré son passé un peu sombre.
Jolie photo.
❁ Gros bisous ❁

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful park -- in spite of its sad history!! A wonderful capture as always! Have a beautiful weekend, Genie!!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie,

These small oases of green in a city are so alluring and welcome, especially when one wishes to escape the searing heat of summer. We do like the way in which these parks are so well equipped for children to play. It is the same in Budapest but rare in England.

Joe said...

Gee it is hard to imaging such a grim history amongst a canopy of luscious green leaves.

Tamera said...

It is lovely, no matter what its history. There is nothing quite like a Parisian park.

M said...

They have turned it from a place of childhood sorrow to a place of childhood joy!

William Kendall said...

A lovely park. I particularly like the gazebo.

Alexa said...

What Marie said! Next time I want to explore the "outer" arrondissements—where you'll find more Parisians than tourists.

Randy said...

Nice looking park.