Jardins des Archives Nationales
06 . 09 . 14
The best thing about living in Paris for an extended period is that I now have time to visit all the places I’ve rushed by in the past. This week, I was finally able to properly explore the Jardins des Archives Nationales in the Marais. The weather was perfect and the jardins are a beautiful escape from the bustling city. There are a few different parts that reveal themselves slowly and just when you think you’ve the most gorgeous section, you turn a corner and see something even more spectacular. My favorite part are the jardins that are behind the hôtel particuliers that line one side the property. Famed landscape architect Louis Benech helped restore the gardens to their full glory in 2008 and they are definitely worth a visit the next time you are shopping in Le Marais. I look forward to going back on the next rainy day to explore the inside of the museum too.
60 rue des Francs Bourgeois
75003 Paris FRANCE
Open every day except Tuesdays and holidays 10:00am – 5:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 2:00 – 5:30pm
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Photos by me on Canon 5D Mark II camera.