Friday, May 15, 2009

Paris: Quiet Spaces

When I started planning our trip, I came across a book called, Quiet Corners of Paris by Jean-Christophe Napias. My sweet in-laws sent it to me for Christmas and I am so glad they did. It highlights gardens, walkways and quiet spaces that you can visit (usually free of charge) and hear yourself think.

Although this trip was jam-packed, I knew that I could fit in this "quiet space" as it was near our hotel in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The garden at Musee Eugene-Delacroix is a lovely spot where the crunch of your feet on the gravel is the only sound you hear.

I knew that the hustle-bustle of the Paris was just behind these walls, but the sound was dampened somehow. I sat for a moment in this garden and simply breathed.

4 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Hey Anne! How is Paris treating you? This garden looks like the best spot to think about all of the things you've done!
I think our favorite part would be the crunch of the gravel!
Have a super day!

Seeking Sabbath said...

Dear Parisian Ex Patriot !
It is so fun to 'take deiight' in logging on each morning to find out what delights you are discovering in the City of Lights . .. all of us back in the States enjoy reading of your travels through a fabulous city . . . thank you.

MmeBenaut said...

It is essential to stop and catch one's breath occasionally in a city like Paris, Anne and this looks like a gorgeous spot.

Eiffel Tower Suzy said...

I have this book!! It's wonderful.