Day One in Paris: Luxembourg Palace & Gardens

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After a scenic stroll, we reached our next stop: Jardin du Luxembourg (previously: Pantheon) on foot.  Walking is the most straightforward mode of transport between these two attractions. Well, everywhere is scenic on the streets of Paris, but they take spectacular to the next level at the Luxembourg Palace & Gardens! The flowers are in great abundance and vibrance wherever we went. The gardens are the biggest within the Paris city itself, very well-endowed in their natural blooms and manicured plants.
Important notes for the travelers
- Jardin = garden in French, but you will find out about that soon enough
- Luxembourg Palace & Gardens is worth visiting

Itinerary for Day One in Paris
1. Pantheon
2. Luxembourg Palace & Gardens
3. Restaurant La Bucherie + Shakespeare & Company
4. Notre Dame Cathedral
5. The Louvre Museum
6. Champ Elysees & Arc de Triomphe OR Jardin des Tuileries

Want an alternative one day itinerary in Paris?
>>> Itinerary for Day Two in Paris
>>> Itinerary for Day Three in Paris



Saying that Luxembourg Gardens is a dream might be close enough, but what it really feels like is stepping into a watercolour painting from a classic museum. Being there in person will get you to understand why and how the world's greatest artists can draw such majestic pieces because they are essentially immersed in beauty.
Important notes for the travelers
- We were there in July - summer in Paris. It's very warm during the midday and the sun is also quite glaring.
- Wear comfortably, and equip yourself with sunscreen, shades and hats (all 3 items are essential).
- It gets cold and windy at night, so bring a jacket/scarves along if you're not returning to your accommodation before that.


I'm not very good at taking landscape shots... but honestly, you don't need a lot of skills to take good pictures around here. Every single angle is a postcard-worthy shot. Statues, monuments, fountains are aplenty around here - if you're interested and have the time to, you can read their description (some faded) one by one. The whole place is really relaxing. Set in the city center, it is quite convenient for locals to hang out around here for some reading, people-watching, and lazing around.


Then there were also donkey and pony riding available for children in Luxembourg Gardens! What a treat for the young ones. I'm overaged so the only available activity is to take photos with the ponies.
After  leisurely lingering around, we set off for our next attraction of Notre Dame Cathedral towards La Seine, and also for an early dinner. On the way there, we saw Starbucks Coffee but we walked away staunchly to prevent giving in to commercialized, globalized coffee in Paris.
Itinerary for Day One in Paris
1. Pantheon
2. Luxembourg Palace & Gardens
3. Restaurant La Bucherie + Shakespeare & Company
4. Notre Dame Cathedral
5. The Louvre Museum
6. Champ Elysees & Arc de Triomphe OR Jardin des Tuileries

Want an alternative one day itinerary in Paris?
>>> Itinerary for Day Two in Paris

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