Statues of Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens is dotted with interesting statues, and here are several that I came upon during my most recent trip to Paris. Let's start with this statue of Velléda contemplating the house of Eudore by Hippolyte Maindron. Velléda, if I've got the story correct, was a druid who fell in love with her enemy. The... Continue Reading →

The Medici Fountain

Tucked away in a corner of the sprawling Luxembourg Gardens of Paris, many people miss out on seeing this hidden gem. It was initially constructed by Marie de' Medici in 1630 on the grounds of her newly built residence, Luxembourg Palace. Sadly, after her death the palace, fountains and grounds went into disrepair. Fast forward... Continue Reading →

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