Jardin du Palais Royal
My hotel was next to the Palais Royal and the gardens were just up the street and what a delight to walk through a passageway and find the gardens. In spite of it being cold, rainy, and winter, they were lovely. The trees are trimmed and when bare become sculptures against the grey skies.
Along three sides of the garden are covered walkways with shops and restaurants and interesting displays.
The walkways are set off from the gardens by towering columns and beautiful black ironwork topped by golden spikes. This day the spikes were being painted by a crew of two who seemed to be enjoying their job.
This gentleman was sharing his lunch with the pigeons on a cold dreary day.