The first thing we did after arriving in Paris last weekend and dropping our bags at the hotel was to stroll down to les Tuileries gardens, just a block or two away. We had been here back in June and loved the festive summer vibe of the space: children were running, jumping, sailing their boats in the ponds; adults were lazily watching and talking. The sky was a fantastic azure blue; the air was sweet with the scent of flowers in bloom.
November in les Tuileries has its own vibe– more subdued, but no less wonderful. For the most part, chairs were empty and people strolled rather than sat; leaves fell and the breeze blew lackadaisically; cafes offered up vin chaud (mulled wine); and all was right with the world.
Viva les four seasons! Viva les Tuileries!
9 thoughts on “TGIF: Autumn in les Tuileries, Paris”
Yum, mulled wine and autumn colours – perfect 🙂
Hope you are safe.
Thank you. We are safe, no longer in Paris, and happy to say that our friends in Paris are also safe. So very sad for the people of Paris–our hearts are with them.
Hi, hope you are safe in these days of unrest.
Safe and sound at home this week, but grieving along with the citizens of Paris. So sad.
Great pics! You just got back before the attacks? Awful thing! I remember how much I loved Paris on my visit years ago.
Yes, just returned home a few days before the attacks. Paris is absolute grace and magic– my heart is there this week. Paris will endure. Thanks for stopping by!
Glad to hear that you and yours are safe. We live in such uncertain times, it’s almost impossible to know where it is safe to travel. My last two trips were to the Maldives and then Turkey – both destinations have had travel warnings since those visits!
Thanks, Susan. We are glad to be safe, and so glad for the chance (twice this year) to experience Paris in all her beauty, elegance, and peace. We won’t stop travelling, but we’ll all have to be smart about it and constantly on guard, I guess. All the best to you–