Saturday, 26 February 2011

Le jardin des Récollets


This small public garden is located behind what I believe is former Récollets convent, the building above. More about its history by clicking here.
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Ce petit jardin se situe derrière ce que je pense être l'ancien couvent des Récollets. Plus d'infos au sujet de son histoire en cliquant ici.

27 comments:

andrew1860 said...

I have never been here or did not know about the garden. I will have to check it out the next time I'm there!!!

Regina K said...

Looks like a wonderful relaxing place to sit.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

One of the things I liked about Paris was the public gardens ... so I think this, too, is a wonderful addition to Versailles. People need green space and a place to sit and rest or meditate!

Kay L. Davies said...

I like the gate!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

I like the look of the walkway.

Suzanne said...

Hi Ciel,
It's been so long since I've done much with blogging. I just want to say how much I love your new format and the music. Really nice. I've not done much with my blog but...maybe in the spring I'll get inspired. thanks.

Bob Crowe said...

A pleasant oasis. I like the iron gate. It reminds me a bit of the metal Art Deco entrances to the Metro in Paris.

Randy said...

Bet it's beautiful when in bloom!

Jack said...

Ciel, you will need to return when it is in bloom. For now, a rest on one of those benches would be welcome.

Leif Hagen said...

I love the architectural details! Winter is over in Versailles already?
Bon weekend

T. Becque said...

Charming as always. It looks quaint and elegant at the same time.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting history--as history can be. MB

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I enjoyed going back to learn a little about the history and finding another architectural find that I had not seen earlier. I could not tell that it boasted a blue door, but some apparently could see that. I learned that it is blue through the comments. 27 comments led me to a picture of Antoinette in blue. I found that intriguing. The convent is very imposing. I cannot imagine what life must have been like for these poor women who had such a small garden to frequent when needed. Life was harsh indeed!

ALAIN said...

A Paris, il y a aussi un ancien couvent des Récollets, entre la gare de l'est et le canal St Martin.Il a été restauré et accueille maintenant des artistes et des chercheurs.

VP said...

A nice garden and a wonderful sign!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love so much the second composition with the gate! Very interesting place, thanks for the link!
bisous
Léia

Francisca said...

I like the metal work... and its grey-blue color. Charming little jardin.

Birdman said...

Looks fine for a nice stroll with the camera.

Malyss said...

Petit jardin secret, plein de charme et bien caché.Plein de bancs vides.Un passage discret pour y accéder..tout ce que j'aime!

Plein de choses à te raconter; Patience!:)

BaysideLife said...

That gate would certainly lure me inside. What a lovely place to take a few moments of quiet.

Woody said...

I like this a bunch. The walkway is very inviting and the fence and building is very interesting.

Paulie said...

Beautiful entrance for a lovely garden, no matter how small. . . must have been refreshing for the monkss who lived at the monastery.

Magpie said...

I love the building in the background of the first shot. I would also love to see the garden in bloom. Isn't it amazing how gates and doorways just seem to draw us in?
Beautiful!

James said...

Looks like a great place and I like the building and the sign at the entrance.

SRQ said...

Nice entrance and cobblestone. I'm with Jack - return in the spring!

Alain Alexandre said...

très paisible endroit; il y a des verriers aussi.

Becky said...

Things are turning green! Spring is coming...