Posted by: theresegilardi | October 6, 2011

Autumn Escape

Well autumn is in full force, which means time to enjoy that little bit of fine weather before November’s rains begin to fall. Where to go in Paris to enjoy an outdoor leaf fest?

I recommend the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the western edge of the city where my husband jogged at night when we lived in the city. There is plenty of space for a picnic and a wonderful blanket of leaves on which to lay.

But if an urban oasis is more to your liking, catch a few falling leaves at Parc Monceau, which straddles the border of the 8th and 17th arrondissements. In my opinion this is without doubt the best city park on the planet.  Many species of trees can be found behind these gracious wrought iron gates.

Another splendid place to find various species of trees showing off their fall foliage is the Jardins des Plantes in the Latin Quarter. The plant garden also holds a small zoo, which is great fun.  You’ll never know you’re in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

Perhaps you’re a fan of the traditional. In that case, do yourself a favor and allow enough time to really stroll the Jardins des Tuileries on your visit to the Louvre.

Where will you go to spot fall’s fancy foliage?

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