I always liked greenhouses and therefore, I was very excited to find out that there was a botanical garden right next to our hotel on our last visit to Paris.
I researched it a bit before our visit. The Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil is a botanical garden set within a major greenhouse complex on the southern edge of the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. A botanical garden was created in 1761 under Louis XV; elegant, turquoise greenhouses were constructed in 1898 by Jean-Camille Formigé. It sounded great.
So, on a rainy March day we decided to pay a visit to the gardens after we pampered ourselves in the spa of our hotel. Peering glass rooftops which we saw while approaching the grounds looked like from a fairytale Outside there were no signs of life, but inside was another story – different shades of grey, and some fashion bloggers scattered around producing content.
We hopped from one greenhouse to another. Succulents, palms, tropical flora… It was a heaven to our eyes. To share a glimpse of our experience, here are our favourite photos from that day – to see more, you will just have to visit it yourself.