For Three weeks the Jardin d’Acclimatation is hosting a festival that celebrations all things Breton. Crêpes (salted caramel), music, dancing, Breizh Cola, cidre, striped tops and plenty of tourism information. We had a wonderful afternoon in the sunshine enjoying the music.
The Jardin d’Acclimatation is a wonderful surprise. Manicured gardens (including a Korean Garden), roaming peacocks, an aviary, a small farm, pony rides, a little train, the enchanted river, Le Théâtre de Guignol* and plenty of restaurants and cafes.
We finished our Tourist Tuesday with a ‘Paris by Night’ tour which involves a lot of gasping: one kind of gasp in a ‘wow’ sense and the other in a ‘oh my god we are going to be hit by all those cars whilst going around the Arc de Triomphe!’ kind of way!
*The Chimera Gallery – the first level of the climb up and the Chimera is a depiction of a monster or a mythical being.
*Le Théâtre de Guignol- Guignol, a marionette that has been entertaining children since 1808. A French tradition that is very popular in the gardens of Paris.
At this moment in the Aube department, north-central France, there is major flooding. This department is located on the Seine river about 150 km southeast of Paris so this is why the Seine is higher than normal in Paris.