Friday, July 15, 2011

Le Petit Jardin - Musée Carnavalet


Le Marais.  I wish I knew how the love affair began,  but it's not ended. I think I loved it from my first visit in 2007 when Melissa, Eva and I wandered all over in search of the Musée Picasso! After that, the photography tour in 2008, then........... well it reached fever pitch last June when I stayed there for over a week. It must be my favorite place in Paris, among many others of course.  It feels like home now.

Today, we go back to my much photographed Musée Carnavalet. Paris' history museum, is very special and although I don't always go in and tour the entire museum I always find some delightful finds, inside and out. This is a shot from a window taken in January '10. The colors of the walls, the garden... parfait.

18 comments:

Malyss said...

I never visited this museum!i will put it on my to-do-list for my next travel, as the picture you're showing is very inviting!

Great banner for July, 14th! Thank you! :o)

Shell Sherree said...

What a sweet and neat little garden. I love the edging. And your banner is spectacular, V!

M said...

The woven wood edging is wonderful -- and I love the peek at the bronze on the wall -- it makes it seem that the rider on horseback is coming in to visi the garden.

Leif Hagen said...

The garden boxes are very cool with their woven sticks edging! Nice snap at the Musee Carnavalet, V!
Bon weekend

Christine said...

I have so enjoyed your blog over the last few months. I have never been to Paris (or anywhere in Europe) but your blog makes me feel as though I have. Thank you for sharing your photos. I really love this picture with the little gardens. Their borders are fantastic. The raised bed gardening that comes originally from France is my favorite gardening style.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I wondered at first if this was a herb garden Virginia, if so how nice would it be to sit on one of the benches and take in the aroma!

Harriet said...

The Musee Carnavalet is one of my favorite places, too. The color tones in this photo fit perfectly with our overcast sky in Charleston this morning. Love the low fences outlining the beds - so natural.

Roseann said...

V-
Those color are so January!

For those who love the woven stick fences be sure to visit Musé Cluny. The woven fences in their Garden are almost 3 feet tall! They are a wonder!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Certainly un jardin for all seasons, and even in the winter months it is beautiful with its muted gray-greens complimented by the stone walls. Beautiful!

altadenahiker said...

I absolutely love how they did these gardens -- or maybe it's the way you photographed it. This is going up as my wallpaper for awhile.

Pamela said...

I love gardens like this!

Alexa said...

Hey, I saw this little kitchen garden when I was there in March. So charming. I would like to move into the Musée Carnavalet—but don't worry, V, I'd invite you to come stay in one of the reproduction period rooms!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I have also a love affair with the Marais! I don´t know how many times I have already passed the Musée Carnavalet. I´ve been there only twice, the first time many, many year ago, the second time for the Louis Vuitton exhibition last November.

Jack said...

Come on, Virginia, which part of Paris do you NOT love???

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

One of my fave stops in Paris!!
I enjoy sitting on a bench and letting my mind drift back to the Paris of long ago - let the history inside Carnavalet come alive - the intrigue!!!

I will return to Le Marais - like you Virginia, for ever!!

I tried to play your "La Marseillaise" but for some reason EMI have blocked in my country - c'est la vie....
I have her CD and I'm sure it's on that!!

Virginia said...

Jack, you busted me. C'est vrai, I love it all, but the Marais is a very special spot for me.

Julie said...

I was refused entry because I had my caddy with me.

mauropucci said...

Delizioso!