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 !

Le Parc Montsouris, un havre de paix dogfriendly au sud de Paris

Bonjour à tous,

 

En ce weekend ensoleillé, nous vous emmenons faire un tour du coté du parc Montsouris. Ce grand parc de près de 16 hectares se situe tout au sud du 14eme arrondissement de Paris. Nous avons pu profiter des grandes pelouses et des couleurs d’automne sur les très nombreux arbres. L’ensemble du parc est accessible aux chiens tenus en laisse.

Ce parc a été construit sur demande du baron Haussmann au même titre que le Bois de Boulogne, le Bois de Vincennes ou encore le parc des Buttes Chaumont. Bien qu’excentré, le parc est relativement accessible puisque desservie par différentes lignes de métro et de RER.

Jaeger : 4,5/5
Nous 4,5/5

Jaeger a aimé :

  • Les grands espaces
  • Les pelouses vallonnées pour se dépenser
  • Les nombreux animaux et oiseaux qui peuplent notamment le lac
  • Les poney croisés au détour de la balade

Nous avons aimé :

  • L’espace, pour un parc en plein Paris, il est vraiment grand
  • L’aménagement, le jardin est vraiment très beau dans son style romantique
  • Les différentes ambiances qui se dégagent des différents espaces du parc
  • Les petites buvettes installées sur le bord du plan d’eau et la proximité avec la Butte aux cailles, un quartier idéal pour un restaurant ou un verre post promenade

Jaeger a moins aimé :

  • Le manque de copains, ce n’est pas tant qu’ils étaient peu nombreux ce jour là, mais comme le parc est grand on se croise rarement
  • L’interdiction d’être en totale liberté

Nous avons moins aimé :

  • Le manque de poubelles, pas hyper pratique quand on promène son chien !
  • L’emplacement un peu excentré du parc

Nous vous recommandons en tout cas chaleureusement d’aller faire un tour du coté du parc Montsouris avec votre toutou !

 

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.

 

The Trocadéro Gardens – The most photogenic walk of Paris

Hi everyone,

This weekend we went for a walk in the Trocadéro garden. We wanted to make some nice photos with the Eiffel tower of course, but we also wanted to let Jaeger wander and chase the leaf’s in the gardens around one of the most famous places of the word!

We were there early in order to catch the morning lights for the pics, so the gardens were still quite calm, we only met a few furry friends along the road. But of course, I wouldn’t recommend you go there a Saturday afternoon at 4 during the holidays! 😊

Jaeger : 2,5/5

Us : 3,5/5

Jaeger loved:

  • Seeing a bit of green, the lawns and the small artificial river
  • The few playful friends we met along the road
  • The calm atmosphere in the beginning of the day
  • The autumn leaf’s
  • The opportunity to go for a walk on the Seine banks or on the Champ-de-Mars

We loved:

  • The gardens that are really cute and well-trimmed
  • The amazing viw on the Eiffel Tower that follow you everywhere
  • The many perfects spots to take wonderful pics
  • The fact that dogs are allowed in those garden that are probably the more seen in the world

Jaeger was less amazed by:

  • The gardens are quite small
  • Being obliged to be on a leash
  • The numerous people here out of the empty hours

We were less amazed by :

  • The fact that the neighborhood is really only made for tourist (quite normal though)

To conclude it is a nice place to go to if you walk your dog in this area, or if you want to take some beautiful pictures, but clearly, it’s not worth going through Paris with your dog just to visit those gardens if you already went there!

 

The best shopping adresses of the center of Paris to Spoil your dog

Bonjour à tous,

Hi everyone,

This weekend we went shopping and we thought it might be a great idea to share with you our favorite shops in the center of Paris that Jaeger love: Moustaches, the inevitable, and a brand-new shop, Flair in the City.

Those two pet shops are really different and you should find there everything your furry friends may dream of!

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Moustache, 32 rue des Archives, 75004 Paris

Let’s get started with Moustaches, located 32 rue des Archives in the beautiful and trendy 4th district. When we used to live in “le Marais”, it was our everyday shop. Jaeger was running towards it from 3 blocks away 😊. You’ll find there an extremely large choice of accessible products that should fulfill every need your dog may have.

We choose 3 that you might like (OK it is actually 4 but it’s hard to make choices!) :

  • The famous pig, adorable and so design, it drives Jaeger totally nuts! (starting at 13,9€)
  • Toys and stuffed animals of Beco Bone, amazing look and made of recycled raw material. Nice and environmental friendly! (starting at 12,5€)
  • Finally, the Curli Harnesses, extremely comfortable for the dog, with a large choice of nice colors (starting at 27,5€)
  • Small bonus: as Jaeger and Nico are fan of this brand, they also have the whole Lilly’s Kitchen range, for quality food and treats!

 

So we strongly recommend you to pay a visit to Moustaches, especially since the team is really cool!

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Flair in the City, 36 rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris

Now let’s go a bit more to the north at flair in the City, 36 rue d’Aboukir in the 2nd district. This ultra-design & trendy shop opened just a few month ago, and it was our first visit. They will soon also have a corner in “Le Bon Marché” if you’re not so close of the shop.

They have a product selection that is so original & beautiful! You’ll find here high-end products to take care of your dog or your cat. They have a “croquette bar” that is basically a lounge for dogs and we love it. The whole shop has a zen/chic atmosphere that will make you feel really comfy. And finally, Jimmy Choo, the official dog of the shop, will warmly welcome you and your pet.

We also choose to present you three original products from the shop:

  • A balm to take care of your dog delicate paws (11€)
  • Some beautiful medals, made by Adeline Cacheux in enamel & for some in silver, so that your dog can always look classy (from 80€ to 130€)
  • And finally, some treats made in Limousin, Jaeger is crazy about it (6,5€ per 100g)

 

We also strongly recommend you to go pay a visit there if you are looking for some original products, or why not to find the perfect gift with Christmas coming!

Les bonnes adresses shopping du centre de Paris pour gâter votre chien

Bonjour à tous,

 

Ce week-end nous sommes allés faire un peu de shopping et nous avons décidé d’en profiter pour vous partager deux de nos bonnes adresses du centre de Paris que Jaeger adore : l’incontournable Moustaches, et la petite nouvelle, Flair in the City.

Ces deux boutiques sont très différentes et vous y trouverez, nous pensons, tous ce dont peut rêver votre compagnon à 4 pattes (ou à deux ailes d’ailleurs).

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Moustache, 32 rue des Archives, 75004 Paris

Commençons par Moustaches, située 32 rue des Archives dans le 4eme arrondissement. Lorsque nous habitions le Marais c’était notre QG et Jaeger tirait pour y aller dès que nous approchions à moins de 3 pâtés de maisons. Vous y trouverez un assortiment très large de produits pour la plupart très accessibles qui satisferont tous les besoins de votre toutou.

Nous avons choisi d’en mettre trois en avant (bon Ok 4 mais c’est dur de choisir aussi):

  • Leur célèbre cochon, adorable et hyper design, qui rend Jaeger complètement folle (à partir de 13,9€)
  • Les peluches et jouets Beco Bone, magnifiques et fabriqués entièrement en matériaux recyclés. De jolis joujoux écolos donc ! (à partir de 12,5€)
  • Et enfin les Harnais Curli, extrêmement confortable pour le chien et avec un choix de couleur hyper large (à partir de 27€)
  • Petit bonus, comme Jaeger et ses maîtres sont fans de cette marque, ils ont aussi toute la gamme Lilly’s Kitchen pour des croquettes et des friandises de qualité !

On vous recommande donc chaleureusement d’aller y faire un tour, d’autant que pour ne rien gâcher, l’équipe est vraiment adorable !

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Flair in the City, 36 rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris

Allons maintenant faire un tour un tout petit peu plus au nord chez Flairs in the City, 36 rue D’Aboukir dans le 2eme. Cette boutique hyper design et tendance a ouvert il y a quelques mois, et nous la découvrons pour la première fois. Ils ouvriront d’ailleurs bientôt un corner au bon marché, pour les habitants de la rive gauche qui n’aurait pas le courage de remonter au-delà de Châtelet.

Leur assortiment est magnifique et hyper original. Vous y trouverez des produits haut de gamme pour prendre soin de votre chien ou de votre chat. On adore l’idée du bar à croquette, façon espace lounge canin. L’ensemble de la boutique dégage une atmosphère zen et chic super agréable, et Jimmy Choo, le maitre canin des lieux, se fera un plaisir de vous recevoir chaleureusement.

Ici aussi nous avons choisi de vous présenter 3 produits originaux :

  • Un baume pour coussinet, pour prendre bien soin des pattes délicates (11€)
  • De magnifiques médailles, produites par Adeline Cacheux, en émail et pour certaines en argents, pour que votre toutou reste élégant en toute circonstance (entre 80 et 130€)
  • Et enfin des friandises au poids, produites dans le Limousin dont Jaeger raffole (6,5€ les 100g)

Nous vous recommandons donc d’aller visiter cette boutique si vous êtes à la recherche de produits originaux, pour beaucoup Made in France, ou pourquoi pas pour un cadeau avec Noël qui approche !

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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La Coulée Verte: Une autre vue sur Paris avec votre chien

Bonjour à tous,

 

Cette semaine nous vous proposons une balade sur la Coulée Verte René Dumont, en partie dog friendly. Cette ancienne voie de train désaffectée est devenue une longue promenade plantée de plus de 4km depuis 1993. Elle relie Bastille et le Bois de Vincennes en slalomant entre les immeubles des 11eme et 12eme arrondissements.

Jaeger: 4/5

Nous: 4,5/5

Comme vous pouvez le voir sur les photos, la promenade rappelle la Highline New-Yorkaise ,qu’elle a inspiré, puisqu’une bonne moitié surplombe les rues Parisiennes à 7 mètres de hauteur. En mêlant ainsi nature, paysages citadins et streetart, voilà une balade dépaysante et encore trop peu connue des Parisiens. Voici un plan schématique :

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Théoriquement, nos amis à quatre pattes ne sont pas les bienvenus sur les 2 premiers kilomètres, mais seulement à partir du Jardin de Reuilly. Pour autant, nous avons parcouru la coulée verte avec Jaeger une bonne vingtaine de fois avant de l’apprendre et sans avoir le moindre souci (ça aurait peut-être été un peu différent avec un gros chien cela dit). En revanche les chiens sont totalement autorisés sur la deuxième moitié du parcours, vous permettant ainsi une petite variation dans vos visites au Bois de Vincennes.

Jaeger a aimé :

  • Le calme, un privilège quand on surplombe les rues
  • La verdure environnante, plus ou moins sauvage selon les passages
  • L’arrivée au Bois de Vincennes, parfaite pour une double promenade
  • Les rencontres, nombreuses, surtout sur la deuxième partie du parcours

Les maitres ont aimé :

  • Le calme nous aussi
  • Les perspectives magnifiques et inédites sur Paris
  • La sensation d’être dans un écrin un peu confidentiel
  • Ce slalom entre les buildings par moment
  • La possibilité qu’offre cette promenade de relier le centre-ville et le Bois de Vincennes en évitant le métro
  • Les espaces verts variés et très bien entretenus
  • Le début de la deuxième partie où quelques terrasses permettent une petite halte à l’aller ou au retour

Jaeger a moins aimé :

  • D’avoir des portions où elle n’est pas la bienvenue
  • De ne pas pouvoir accéder au Jardin de Reuilly qu’elle a seulement pu admirer en contrebas

On a moins aimé :

  • Les très (trop) nombreux joggeur le dimanche après midi

 

En synthèse, la coulée verte est une promenade très sympa et originale pour permettre à votre chien de se dépenser. Comme d’habitude la carte et le lien google map sont sous les photos.

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

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