Sceaux Hot!

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Emily Burrus

Emily Burrus

Today, to beat the heat, we left the city to see more of Île-de-France in Sceaux (pronounced SO in English) just outside of Paris.  The parc was built in the 17th century for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV's minister of finance.  If it looks familiar, it should!  The gardens were created by André Le Nôtre, the celebrated gardener of Louis XIV.  It is the perfect example of "un jardin à la française" a classic French garden.  It was often used for the business of France due to its location, just outside of Paris and Versailles.

Our guides were knowledable and we even had a picnic on the grounds before exploring the area.  Plenty of shade trees made for a way to relax like the royals.

 

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