Paris is proud of its gardens and hosts an annual Garden Festival Fete des Jardins
14 – 15 September 2019 with events across the city.
On the same weekend there is an annual honey festival in Paris – Fête du Miel au jardin du Luxembourg
26-27 September 2015
The Luxembourg gardens in Paris can offer a welcome and peaceful respite from the frenzy of the great city, covering some 34 hectares of carefully laid-out gardens with a pond and theatre.
Many apple varieties grow in the orchards on the south side, and bees have produced honey in the nearby Rucher du Luxembourg (apiary) from the 19th century. The beehives have been in the garden since 1856. And as expected in Paris, the hives are fit for a queen. Each wooden hive has its own copper roof. The bees even have their own fountain to quench their thirst. The French capital has been pesticide free for over ten years now. So not only are these bees happy to be surrounded by acacia trees, lavender and chestnut trees, they are healthy too. You can get a diploma in bee keeping at the apiary school located in the garden.
The gardens surround the Palais du Luxembourg, built in the 1620s for Marie de Médici, Henri IV’s consort. Since 1958 the palace has been the base for the Sénat , the Upper House of French Parliament.
Metro: RER B : station Luxembourg-Sénat 6e arrondissement.
For more on the Paris Garden Festival see Fete-des-Jardins-a-Paris
For more info on the Paris Honey Festival see www.la-sca.net
You could stay at a Champagne-inspired hotel near the Luxembourg gardens – Hotel Les Bulles De Paris – with designer rooms with champagnes from around France as well as the hotel’s exclusive champagne. A sweet and savoury breakfast buffet is taken in the dining room that features a sparkling chandelier. (Bulles = bubbles)
For more info and to check availabilty at this Paris Hotel see Les Bulles De Paris