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Jardins des Archives Nationales

by habituallychic

06 . 09 . 14
The best thing about living in Paris for an extended period is that I now have time to visit all the places I’ve rushed by in the past. This week, I was finally able to properly explore the Jardins des Archives Nationales in the Marais. The weather was perfect and the jardins are a beautiful escape from the bustling city. There are a few different parts that reveal themselves slowly and just when you think you’ve the most gorgeous section, you turn a corner and see something even more spectacular. My favorite part are the jardins that are behind the hôtel particuliers that line one side the property. Famed landscape architect Louis Benech helped restore the gardens to their full glory in 2008 and they are definitely worth a visit the next time you are shopping in Le Marais. I look forward to going back on the next rainy day to explore the inside of the museum too. 
Archives Nationales
60 rue des Francs Bourgeois
75003 Paris FRANCE
Open every day except Tuesdays and holidays 10:00am – 5:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 2:00 – 5:30pm
(click on photos to enlarge)

Photos by me on Canon 5D Mark II camera. 

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  1. Nancy {at} powellbrower at home June 9, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    I am loving my daily dose of Paris by following you Heather! Enjoy your week and can’t wait to see more.xo Nancy

  2. Pat June 9, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Pictures of hydrangeas! Due to the polar vortex this past winter, there will be few, if any, mophead hydrangeas in the Washington area this summer. My plants are alive but all blooms for this year are gone. Thanks for the picture!

  3. Sophia June 9, 2014 | 4:26 pm

    Gorgeous gardens, very different style to what we get here in the states.

  4. Lumen Drops June 9, 2014 | 6:02 pm

    I didn’t think it could get any better…must be an extraordinary experience!

  5. spacesculpt June 9, 2014 | 7:08 pm

    Lovely space! Thanks for sharing!

  6. spacesculpt June 9, 2014 | 7:12 pm

    Love the space! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Miss Sophisticate June 9, 2014 | 9:42 pm

    Wow, these photos literally make my heart swell! It’s not just the fact that there’s so much beauty, but also knowing the consideration and respect that goes behind it. The French have such an appreciation and love for aesthetic, it makes me so happy! 🙂

  8. CarolAnne - camdesign June 10, 2014 | 12:08 am

    so lovely, thanks for sharing your time with us, Paris was on the news tonight about the bridge with all the locks having them removed… so hope they will get it ready to start over soon… was looking forward to putting a lock on that bridge when we get to Paris (hopefully this year)

  9. Lily L-M June 10, 2014 | 12:55 am

    Looks so beautiful! and I just wish you could share the scents with us my internet!

    x Lily

  10. MJH Design Arts June 10, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    So beautiful. At one point I could almost glimpse the horses of the 18th c. walking through. Thank you.