For November it has been incredibly mild, weatherwise – no need for heavy winter coats or scarves – so we went exploring, taking advantage of the sun and soft air.
Today we discovered a little jewel box just outside of Paris – Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil. It’s one of the four annexes of the Jardins Botanique of the city of Paris.
It is like walking in a different world. So cozy and intimate – there are even a couple of cute wrought iron bistro sets where you could have a picnic or a nice aperitif! The temperature difference amazed me – this explains so much about those conservatories that the Victorians had – I was always skeptical about how they were able to have such varied plants.
Here’s the tragic part of this whole adventure – we do not know how much longer this will be here – the French Federation of Tennis is going to tear it down to expand the tennis complex Roland Garros! That means these lovely structures built by Jean-Camille Formige will be lost! So until then, every time we need a little tropical warmth, we will be visiting the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil.
(any errors are all mine – it’s been a crazy weekend – trying to finalize a walking tour and baking cupcakes and making buttercream frosting – my words and my info might be off but the place was amazing! Mea culpa)