Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring in Paris: the Promenade Plantée

Our weekend Parisian flower series continues with these pink blossoms from the Jardins de Reuilly.
A little-known Parisian treasure is the Promenade Plantée, a green strip stretching across the 12th arrondissement from the Bois de Vincennes, on the Eastern edge of Paris, to the Bastille. You can actually walk all the way from one end to the other without setting foot on the streets - a plus for Benjy, who dislikes urban noises... A few blocks before reaching the Bastille, the Promenade actually shifts to the rooftops of the trendy design boutiques on the avenue Daumesnil.
The Jardins de Reuilly are located along the Promenade; it's a cool place for picnics, and if you bring a laptop, you can go online, as wi-fi is available in most of Paris's public gardens.
By the way, does anyone know what those trees are?

21 comments:

marie said...

ooh it sounds beautiful..i love paris's little hidden gardens
i'll definately have to go for a walk when i come! merci!

Laura said...

Spring is here! Beautiful! I'll come back with thenames of the trees.

Annu/annujaliinu.com said...

Oh, amazing! Here in Finland it´s snowing at the moment and it feels like there´s million years for views like this.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

artycho said...

Lovely pink feel!J'aimerais partir en vadrouille à la découverte des magnifiques jardins secrets de Paris...amazingly fresh!I am off for a while so won't have the chance to visit you!See you

Mary-Laure said...

Marie - when you come to Paris we will walk around the Promenade Plantee together, and will Benjy too!

pve design said...

Spring time in Paris and those pink trees are tres belle! I think that they are
cherry blossom trees!

Laura said...

I'm back with two proposals!
> Chinese Almond tree, a decoration small tree, and does not bear almonds, just plenty of pink flowers in March and April.
> Gainier du Canada, another decoration tree, with flowers in March and April.
Maybe someone else can give you better advice!

Anonymous said...

Spring, flowers, smiles, and pink.

Octavine Illustration said...

ooooooh, you just made my day. spring seems particularly far away on this dreary day in portland, oregon, but your beautiful photos brought it a bit nearer. and in paris, no less. how wonderful to have found you as well, you have such a lovely blog. i'll come around often...cheers.~

Cakespy said...

Oh, I wish I could be there!!! You, me and Benjy taking photos and strolling along. Sigh.

chloe van paris said...

Spring is here...
Happy easter to you
http://chloevanparis.blogspot.com/

the traveler's soul said...

I like this statue wandering amongst a sea of flowers

gallery said...

trees: I guess cherry blossoms?

Kwana said...

Those blossoms are so lovely. Spring has sprung.

Jelenie said...

The flowers are so lovey - I wish I live in Paris!

marie said...

ooh i can't wait!
counting the weeks
(almost on one hand now)

Jill said...

Just plain gorgeous!!

musette said...

Ah,in the midst of a March snowstorm...what a lovely ,hopeful sight. Thank you!

MamaShift said...

Wow Paris is seriously ahead of Kiev! I thought when we come on the 19th it'll be just a little bit ahead...but it looks like Spring'll be over by then!

MamaShift said...

I was just looking at this again. I hadn't read the text. My husband and I discovered the Promenade Plantée on our last visit home -- such a romantic walk in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Plenty of sans abri up there too, enjoying the benches.

Michelle said...

I think they are Japanese Crabapple Trees. We have one in our backyard here in Colorado and the leaves (dark green/orange) look the same. Could very well be Cherry Blossoms, but my bet is on crabapples.