The Versailles palace park – An amazing historical walk with your dog

Hi everyone !

This weekend we went with Jaeger in the Versailles Palace Park. This wonderful haven of nature is totally free and dogs are totally allowed on a leash. Of course, you won’t be able to go in the gardens part or in the palaces itself with your pup. You can access directly to the park through the Grille de la Reine or Grille des matelots depending on which train station you arrived at.

The Palace park is almost 820 hectares wide (almost as big as Le Bois de Vincennes or le Bois de Boulogne), so it will be a bit hard to see it all in one time. It’s located directly in front of the castle, right after the French gardens from Lenôtre. The park is made of large alley with amazing perspectives and also in the center the gigantic “Grand Canal”.

Jaeger : 4/5

Us : 4/5

Jaeger loved :

  • The nature and freedom feeling
  • The big spaces all greener than the other
  • The sheep nearby
  • The “Grand Canal” to look after some fishes
  • The peaceful atmosphere

We loved :

  • How beautiful the place is, Versailles is definitely one of the most beautiful palace in France and in the world
  • The incredible perspectives of the park
  • Having the feeling to visit history
  • The cleanliness of the park
  • The peaceful atmosphere also

Jaeger was less amazed by :

  • Having to be on a leash
  • The long way to go there in RER (even if on the way back it is perfect to take a nap)
  • The terrifying golf cars in the park

We were less amazed by :

  • The long way too
  • And not being able to go in the magnificent gardens with the dog (quite normal but still it would have made amazing pics!)

To conclude, we definitely recommend you to go there with your pup in order to discover or rediscover an amazing historical place while enjoying a nice walk in nature !

 

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The Montsouris park, a dogfriendly haven of peace in the south of Paris

Hi everyone,

During this sunny weekend, we take you to the Montsouris Park. This big park (almost 16 hectares) is located in the south ectremity of Paris in the 14th district. We enjoyed here the big lawns et the wonderfull november colours in the many trees. The whole park is dog friendly as long as the dogs are on a leash.

This Park was build on demand of the Baron Haussmann just like the Bois de Boulogne, the Bois de Vincennes or the Buttes Chaumont park. Even if it’s not really in the center of Paris, the park itself is quite easilly accessible since there is many metro and RER stops next to it.

Jaeger : 4,5/5

Us : 4,5/5

Jaeger loved :

  • The big spaces
  • The hilly lawns to tired herself out
  • The many tiny animals and birds especially near the lake
  • The poney we met during our walk !

We loved :

  • The space, for a park in Paris, this one is quite big
  • It is also beautifully made in a romantic style
  • There is many atmosphere reagrding where you are in the park
  • You can also find a small bar near the water plan and also « la Butte aux cailles » area is near in order to have a nice lunch or drink after your walk

Jaeger was less amazed by :

  • The lack of furry friends, there is quite many dogs in the park, but since it’s big, you dont meet them that often
  • Having to be on a leash

We were less amazed by :

  • The lack of trashcan in the park, not that convinient when you walk your dog
  • Also the place, a bit far away from the center of Paris

Anyway, we strongly recommand you to go there if you want to have a nice walk in a beautifull park with your dog !

The Monceau Park- The chicest dog friendly park in Paris

Hi everyone,

 

Last weekend, we went for a walk in the Monceau Park, at the border between the 8th and the 17th district of Paris. Both the park and the area are amazingly beautiful, it is definitely the chicest dogfriendly park of Paris! Dogs are allowed in the whole garden, theoretically on a leash, but we met there a lot of pups without one during this morning walk.

The park was created at the end of the XVIIIth century on behalf of Duc de Chartre, you’ll find their many statues, some wonderful colonnades or even an old arch from the former Paris city hall. The park has been modified a lot of time during his existence, but in his actual form it is a bit more than 8 hectares, that is quite enough to let your furry friends run freely!

Jaeger : 4/5

Us : 4,5/5

Jaeger loved :

  • The big lawns to run
  • All the dogs we met during our walk (really, it’s crazy how many dogs there was!)
  • The numerous water points in the park
  • The aisles, made of sand for a lot of them, way more comfy for her small paws
  • The unwritten authorization to walk there without a leash

We loved :

  • The beauty of the park and of the buildings around
  • The easy access with many subway stations close to the park
  • The ideal area to go for a drink or a bite after your walk, since the famous « rue des dames » is only a few meters away
  • The cleanliness of the park

Jaeger was less amazed by :

  • The official rules that doesn’t allow to run without a leash
  • The lack of small hills to tire yourself out!

We were less amazed by :

  • Not so many things to be honest, but in order to be really picky we will say that the park could have been a bit bigger.

 

To conclude, we clearly encourage you to go discover this beautiful park and to have there a poetic walk with your dog, who should find many friends to play with him there.

 

Buttes Chaumont: Let your dog travel between nature and parisian life

When the sun is out, we advise you to go directly to the Buttes Chaumont parc. In the 19th district between Belleville and Bassin de la Villette, the Buttes Chaumont parc is really a small piece of heaven with amazing perspectives.

This Hill was upgraded as a garden during the Paris landscaping projects ordered by Napoleon III. Today on the 25 hectare, we can find landscape with rock, cliff, cave and one lake. On the park island, you can see a beautiful temple.

You can walk everywhere with your dog in this park.

Jaeger 4/5

Nous 5/5

Jaeger loved :

  • The large lawn and all the small pieces where you can find water or climb on rock.
  • The hills which enable to really spend energy.
  • All the crows you can hunt
  • Plenty of friends to lay with

 

We loved :

  • The beauty of the garden and all the accommodations because we feel like we are elsewhere from Paris.
  • Amazing perpectives between city and nature when you’re at the top of the hill.
  • All the restaurants & bars you can find in the park nature. Moreover, at 10 minutes by foot, you have also one of the most beautiful views of Paris overhead Belleville Park in Moncoeur bar.
  • Park maintenance

Jaeger was less amazed by:

  • Je ne peux pas enlever ma laisse

We were less amazed by:

  • A bit far from Paris city center

We totally recommend you this park for you and your dog because of its beauty and perspectives on Paris thanks on different hills. It’s perfect for a picnic on Sunday noon. As usual the map is bellow the pics!

 

 

The map:

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La Coulée Verte: Another view on Paris with your dog

Hi Everyone,

 

This week we would like you to discover a nice walk on “La Coulée Verte René Dumont”, partially dog friendly. This old disused railroad has become a long green promenade of more than 4 km since 1993. The way connects Bastille and the Bois de Vincennes while going through buildings in the 11th and 12th district of Paris.

Jaeger: 4/5

Us: 4,5/5

As you can see on the pics bellow, the promenade look a lot like the New York Highline, since almost half of it overhang the streets of Paris of 7 meters. This way, you can have a mixed vision of nature, city views and street art. That is really an uncommon walk, that is for now not that well known by the tourist and the Parisian themselves. Here is a schematic map:

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Officially, dogs are not welcome on the first 2 kilometers, but only after the Reuilly Garden. But we made this walk at least 20 times with Jaeger before knowing it, and we never had any problem (it still might have been different with a bigger dog). But anyway, after those 2 first kilometers, dogs are totally welcome on the second half of the way, that allows you to have an original trip to go to the Bois de Vincennes.

 

Jaeger loved:

  • The calm atmosphere, one of the privileges when you are above the street
  • The beautiful nature along the way, more or less wild depending on the parts
  • The fact that after this walk you arrive at the Bois de Vincennes and you can start a new one right away
  • All the dogs that you meet

We loved:

  • The calm atmosphere also
  • The beautiful and original perspectives over Paris
  • The feeling to be a bit in a confidential area reserved to the people who knows it
  • The slalom in the middle of the buildings, 7m above the ground
  • The opportunity to go to the Bois de Vincennes without the subway
  • The well-groomed green spaces
  • On the beginning of the second part, a few bars with terraces to have a small break

Jaeger was less amazed by:

  • The fact that she cannot go everywhere
  • Not being able to go in the Jardin de Reuilly bellow the walk

We were less amazed by:

  • The many joggers on the way

 

To conclude, this is definitely a nice and original walk for you and your dog in order to discover Paris. As usual, the map and the link to google map are below the pics.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=171EQ3wq_97LJF98QfMgHqJ6Vab4&usp=sharing

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The Garda Lake, a taste of dogfriendly Italy

Hi everyone,

 

This summer we went with jaeger on the banks of the Garda Lake (Lago di Garda) in Italy near Verona. In addition to being close of Roméo & Juliet city, we have had the chance to enjoy one of the most dogfriendly area that we have ever seen.

As you can see on the pics bellow, the lake is really beautiful, with those mountains in the back thanks to the beginning of the Italian Alpes. But more than just the beauty of the place, we were truly amazed by the number of dog that we met in every city.

Everything seems to be made to make our furry friends feel welcomed. Almost every shop has some water bowl for dogs, and welcome them. Even in the mall it was possible to come with your pet, and almost every restaurant has offered us some water for the dog without even asking for it.

There is a lot of activities that you can do with them. Most of the beaches are allowed for dogs (that seems like a dream for a French dog), and being that close to the Alpes allow you to go hiking really fast. For those of you who might feel lazy (like us under the heat of august), there is a funicular that allow you to go on top of the monte Baldo with your dog for a walk a bit less exhausting and still enjoy a breathtaking view on the Lake

Jaeger loved :

  • To be able to come with us almost everywhere
  • The water bowl available in every store
  • The hiking
  • The beaches where she was allowed to run
  • The countless friends we met in the streets

We loved:

  • The wonderful landscapes
  • The Italian restaurants & the incredibly good food
  • The magnificent Italian cities
  • The chance to alternate between walks in the nature, beaches and historical visits in just a few kilometers

Jaeger was less amazed by:

  • The heat, especially during lunchtime (but it was the second week of August so quite normal)
  • The fact that she had to try a muzzle for the first time. In Italy, dogs don’t need to wear it, but you must have one with you just in case.

We were less amazed by:

  • The seaside resort feeling in a few crowded cities.

 

To conclude, the Garda Lake is an ideal destination for holidays or a long weekend with your dog!

NB : During summer, a lot of Germans come by the Lake, so you might have to use some German along with Italian and English to make yourself understandable 🙂

 

Le Lac de Garde ou l’Italie version Dogfriendly

Bonjour à tous,

 

Cet été nous sommes partis avec Jaeger sur les bords du lac de Garde (Lago di Garda) en Italie près de Vérone. En plus de la proximité avec la ville historique de Roméo & Juliette, nous avons pu vraiment profiter du cadre le plus Dogfriendly que nous ayons rencontré.

Comme vous pouvez le voir sur les photos ci-dessous le lac est vraiment magnifique, avec ces paysages de montagne en arrière-plan grâce à la proximité avec le début des Alpes Italiennes. Mais plus que la beauté du lieu, nous avons été vraiment surpris par le nombre de chien dans toutes les villes.

En effet tout semble pensé pour accueillir au mieux nos compagnons à quatre pattes la grande majorité des boutiques proposent des gamelles d’eau, et acceptent les chiens. Même les supermarchés autorisent les visiteurs à venir accompagné, et chacun des restaurants dans lesquels nous avons pu aller nous ont proposé spontanément de l’eau pour le chien.

Coté activité, de nombreuses plages sont autorisées aux chiens (un rêve quasi totalement inaccessible en France), et surtout la proximité avec les Alpes permet de grandes randonnées qui raviront votre toutou. Pour les moins motivés (comme nous sous la chaleur du mois d’aout), un funiculaire permet de monter en haut du Monte Baldo avec votre chien pour une ballade avec un peu moins de dénivelé et des perspectives à couper le souffle sur le lac.

Jaeger a aimé :

  • Pouvoir nous accompagner partout
  • Les gamelles d’eau à disposition dans les magasins
  • La randonné dans les alpes
  • Les plages où elle pouvait gambader
  • Les très nombreux copains qui parcours eux aussi les rues

Les maitres ont aimé :

  • Les paysages à couper le souffle
  • Les restaurant italiens et surtout leurs cartes alléchantes
  • Les magnifiques villes italiennes
  • La possibilité d’alterner entre ballades dans la nature, plages, et visites historiques en quelques kilomètres

Jaeger a moins aimé :

  • La chaleur un peu étouffante certains jours en début d’après midi
  • L’obligation d’essayer sa première muselière, en effet en Italie, si les chiens ne sont pas tenus de la porter, les maitres se doivent d’en avoir une avec eux

Les maitres ont moins aimé :

  • Le côté un peu station balnéaire de quelques villes qui grouillent vraiment de monde en plein cœur des vacances scolaires

 

En synthèse le lac de garde est une destination idéale pour des vacances ou un WE prolongé dogfriendly.

NB : Beaucoup d’allemand et de néerlandais fréquentent le Lac en été qui est une destination prisée. Préparez donc vos quelques mots dans la langue de Goethe en plus des classiques « Ciao » et « Buena sera » Italiens avant de partir. 🙂

 

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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Bassin de la Villette – A holidays by the sea feeling in Paris

Hi everyone,

Today we went for a walk with Jaeger around the Bassin de la Villette. This waterway in the 19th district, right after the Saint Martin Canal, is the biggest artificial waterbody of Paris. It was created in 1808, and today it is a perfect place to walk your dog before having a nice dinner with a wonderful relaxing view.

Jaeger: 3/5

Us: 4,5/5

Jaeger loved:

  • The large and beautiful docks (and the many trees)
  • The bridges going over the waterbody and giving you nice and long perspectives
  • The many friends that you meet along the road
  • The possibility to mix that walk with an other one in le parc de la Villette, a dog friendly park of Paris (a post will be coming soon)

We loved:

  • The young and relaxed atmosphere
  • The possibility to make a bocce game almost everywhere
  • The many many many nice terrace to have a drink or a meal with a view on the basin
  • That holidays by the sea felling while watching the boats
  • The opportunyty to rent a small electric boat to have a nice picnic with your dog on the water (infos ici)

Jaeger was less amazed by:

  • The lack of grass
  • The lack of specific dog areas
  • The many people (but it was a summer friday night, normally the basin is more calm)

We were less amazed by:

  • The lack of green areas too
  • The doubtfull cleanliness of the water in the basin

Please do share your feelings about this walk. As usual, the map & google map link are under the pics.

Have a nice walk!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BbO_C_DQn-Zfvitu7hyXS-VrnSA&usp=sharing

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Poulet Basquaise version canine

Bonjour à tous,

Aujourd’hui une recette que Jaeger adore: le poulet basquaise version chien. Pret en 20mn maximum montre en main.

Les ingrédients:

  • 240g de poulet: 10g par kilo de votre chien et par repas que vous voulez préparer (pour Jaeger 8kg x 10 grammes x 3 repas = 240g)
  • 1 poivron vert
  • 240g de tomate: même principe
  • 120g de riz cru ou 240g de riz cuit
  • 2 Cuillères à soupe d’huile végétale
  • Eventuellement du bouillon de poulet

La recette:

  • Sur-cuire le riz comptez environ 15-20% de plus que le temps de cuisson indiqué sur le paquet (cela facilite la digestion de l’amidon par votre toutou), éventuellement dans du bouillon de poulet pour un plat plus gourmand (pas trop, ils contiennent beaucoup de sel et souvent des oignons)
  • Coupez le poulet, le poivron et les tomates en dés de taille identique
  • Faire revenir le poulet à feu vif avec l’huile jusqu’à ce qu’il perde complétement son aspect rosé
  • Ajouter les poivrons et laisser cuire 1mn
  • Puis ajouter les tomates, laissez revenir 3mn
  • Ajoutez le riz cuit, mélangez, couvrez et laissez cuire 8mn
  • C’est prêt!

Vos compagnons devraient se régaler, le tout se conserve 48h au frigo dans un tupperware fermé.

NB: Attention ces recettes sont pour nous des « petits plaisirs » occasionnels, si vous souhaitez en faire l’alimentation quotidienne de votre chien il faut ajouter un certains nombre de vitamines et de levures, parlez en à votre vétérinaire