Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Visitors can enjoy an expansive green lawn, gorgeous flowers, an octagonal pond of water known as the Grand Bassin where children sail model boats, statues, and two fountains: the Medici Fountain, a romantic baroque fountain built in 1630, and the Fontaine de l'Observatoire, built in 1873.
There are plenty of chairs and places to sit and enjoy the garden. I like to watch the children sail their boats, and watch the old men play chess. It gives you a glimpse of French life away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Paris.
If you ever visit Paris, be sure to make time to see this garden! Admission is free.