Wish You Were Here: Paris' Jardin des Tuileries
Overcast, sure, but the Jardin des Tuileries still offers undeniably pretty views.
This week, Jaunted correspondent Heidi Atwal takes us along to Paris, uncovering the hidden bits found in between sessions of copious macaron and butter consumption. And we do mean copious. Make sure to check in daily for dispatches from the City of Light.
Exhausted after braving throngs of too-cool-for-their-own-good shoppers at Paris' Colette boutique, we stumbled away from Rue Saint-Honoré with a boxful of Pierre Hermé macarons under our arm in search of some late afternoon respite. Wandering just up the way we found our way to the Jardin des Tuileries, which lies in between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde and affords visitors a great opportunity to people watch and take in amazing views of the Eiffel Tower.
Jardin des Tuileries may not rank highly on any visitor's "What to See in Paris" list, but it's well worth a mid-afternoon stop. This is where you bring a copy of whatever book you've picked up at Shakespeare and Co., wax poetic about life (OH on our trip: "Righteousness is worse than narcissism." Way to get philosophical, Parisians.), and inhale said macarons with little concern for manners.
There are benches a-plenty to park your walk-worn body, where you can kick back and stare at the garden's Grand Bassin Octagonal…or steal surreptitious glances at the attractive joggers along the pathway. They're equally ooh-la-la pretty.
[Photos: Heidi Atwal]