Bagatelle is a beautiful ancient romantic garden, created in queen Marie-Antoinette’s time, and located in Bois de Boulogne. It is famous for its gorgeous roses, but this fall, all great French historical crystal trademarks have joined their talents to change Bagatelle into crystal gardens
On a beautiful day, it’s a lovely destination, but forget it if it’s grey.
Ever lasting water lilies glitter in the sun.
Palm trees are heavy with shimmering glass fruits,
or blue flowers,
and fountains look frozen.
Walk in the Trianon to look at more traditional crystal works, like this chandelier.
Outside, crystal swans float along with their shiny transparent reflection,
but it takes more to to disturb living swans.
All these dreamy pictures were taken by my friend Anne Marie Dumas.
Jardins de Cristal à Bagatelle, every day 10 to 18 up to November 8, entrance €3.
Bagatelle garden is route de Sèvres, Bois de Boulogne. Metro Pont de Neuilly + bus 43 up to Neuilly-Parc de Bagatelle (end of the line). But you can also take bus 43 from Gare du Nord, or Gare Saint Lazare and ride all the way by bus. It might take a little longer, but it’s a nice trip through Paris.