The Luxembourg Garden – A haven of greenery and history in the heart of Paris

Hi everyone,

This weekend, with Jaeger, we went to the Jardin du Luxembourg. This park is in the 6th district, in the heart of Paris, between Odéon Theater and Panthéon. The Palace in the park is the Palais du Luxembourg, the french Senat. It was build in 1633 under the order of Catherine de Médicis. Of course a part of it is dog friendly!

Jaeger: 2,5/5

Us: 5/5

Jaeger loved:

  • The fresh & clean pathes bellow the big trees
  • The few friends that we met during the walk
  • The calm even if you are in the center of Paris
  • The small birds to hunt

We loved:

  • The amazingly beautiful park
  • The beautiful Palais du Luxembourg
  • The environment, perfect for a nice picnic on a bench bellow the trees
  • The possibility to go there before or after a walk in one of the best district of Paris

Jaeger was less amazed by:

  • The too small dogfriendly area
  • Having to be on a leash
  • The lawn were dogs are not allowed

We were less amazed by:

  • The guardian a bit tense

To conclued it is a perfect walk to discover one of the most beautiful place of Paris with your dog, but it is clearly not ideal if you want to let your tibetan mastiff run everywhere.

As usual the map and the google map link are bellow the pics.

Have a nice walk!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XXR_aAvWOLEjDmM37uG8RaUXHMM&usp=sharing

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The Bois de Vincennes – the biggest nature area in Paris

Hi everyone,

On this really hot weekend we went for a walk in the Bois de Vincennes. It is one of the two big wood of Paris along with Bois de Boulogne (Vincennes is actually the bigger of Paris). It was the French kings hunting area for centuries before Louis XIV mooved to Versailles. It begins in the XII district and it is near the Vincennes castle.

For the dogs: 4,5/5

For the masters: 4/5

Jaeger loved:

  • The small streams for a fresh bath
  • The many, many (many) friends that you meet all along the road
  • The gigantic lawns, that are perfect to run with those new friends. It is kind of the official dog meeting areas!
  • The freshness on the small path in the shadow of the trees
  • The wild under woods
  • The fact that there is almost no streets and cars at all in the woods

We loved:

  • The more rustic look of the woods, way more natural and “exotic” than Boulogne
  • The small paths along the streams for a romantic walk
  • The opportunity to walk kilometers before crossing any road with car

Jaeger was less amazed by:

  • The cleanliness of the water, that really depend on the spots and the season
  • The few water fountain (bring water for your dog with you)

We were less amazed by:

  • The lack of café, no way to have a nice fresh cola in the sun if you don’t bring your own!

To conclude, Boulogne is an amazing playing field for your dog and for you. It is really one of the parks where you meet the most dogs in Paris, perfect if yours need to socialize. Also, even if the lawns aren’t closed, since the roads are far away, it is a good spot to train your dog to come back. It was definitely a nice walk, and we hope you’ll get the chance to try it too!

As usual the map is below the pics with a link to google map

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JmE338NTgI-HO8jIGbGVRq9g3_M&usp=sharing

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