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Secret Gardens of Paris

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        StatementThames & Hudson
        PublishersThames & Hudson
        LC ClassificationsJune 2002
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 104 p. :
        Number of Pages55
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100500283540

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"5 The leafy green triangular square behind the bridge is named for that lusty gallant on horseback who loved his city mightily, especially its wine, women, and good times.

The Secret Garden

Editorial Reviews Paris may be universally known as the City of Light, but based on this exquisite book it could just as easily be called the City of Parks. Each proprietor discusses the conditions in which the garden was created, the constraints and the problems that were encountered, and explains why the final design and plantings were chosen. The first ones were located on Pont Neuf. While it may seem like the Parisian landscape has been a collection of charming cafes and narrow streets for all eternity, it actually began in a state very similar to this small park near the Montmartre vineyard, the only "natural park" in the city.

" A thick blanket of flora, including orange and lemon trees, provide fragrant cover, with a canyon-like layout and waterfall completing your escape. Away from the madding crowds, the gardens of Paris offer the balm of flowers, tall old trees, fountains, ponds, sculptures, with quiet Parisians reading Le Monde, taking the sun, relishing the peace. Henri IV designed this hideaway for his son Louis XIII--the dauphin--who was nine years old when his father was assassinated.

The large green standing boxes full of books and prints line the quais on both banks of the Seine. And in these little oases of flowers and plants, the inhabitants of Paris can take a break, read a book or chat with friends.

This is far from a complete list. A Cutting from the Anne Frank Horse Chestnut. COST: Entrance is free unless there is a special exhibition going on at that moment. Umberto Eco describes the green swath as a Secret Gardens of Paris of balm on which a monk might rest weary eyes, so as to return to reading with renewed vigor.