A vegetable garden in the heart of the Marais? yes!!! the community garden called Potager des Oiseaux

Not easy to find tiny alley (impasse des Oiseaux) which leads you to the opened gate of a bucolic garden on one side which, through another interior gate leads to an intimate community garden, the Potager des Oiseaux.

Metro: Temple or Filles du Calvaire

Countryside in Paris: explore the Enchanting Mouzaïa Villas in the 19th district

Yes, you are still in Paris but in a village-like atmosphere! The flowered gardens overflow with lilacs and wisteria, for a beautiful springtime tableau.  A Lovely walk in the 19th district! The walk starts at Metro Botzaris. a picture from Amélie Dupont

Spring is coming….Countryside in the 14h district – one of the most romantic’s street of Paris

Rue des Thermopyles (metro Pernety)is a quiet and pedestrian street,  no car, only bicycles parked, green plants and herbs.  A hidden gem!

Pictures: Marc Bertrand

Countryside in Paris: Montmartre is a village

Montmartre is a village and  I was very lucky this morning to meet Evelyn who has been living in this wonderful house of  the Villa Leandre since 1947.
She told me a anecdote about her beautiful glycine that she was being maintened with love and I am happy to share it with you: when she moved to this house with her parents in 1947, she could not manage to grow this glycine and it is some years after,  thanks to a trip to Florence, that she found how to grow it upon his return! although she revealed her gardening secrets to her neighbours no one of them succeeded and she has the only house to have one.
Evelyne was standing at her balcony when I talked to her this morning and she came downstairs to discuss with me and accepted that I write this story about her. Thanks to her and it was a privilege for me to meet such person.
A good start to the day!

Cité des Fusains in Montmartre

Also known as the Villa des Fusains, the  Cité des Fusains is 22 rue de Tourlaque and is a beautiful building composed of apartments and houses with a garden. Famous artists like Renoir and Toulouse Lautrec used to live there.I had the chance to visit a beautiful house which was for rent last year and I still have the code to get in!!! Please, visit the following link which gives you more information and they also have an apartment for rent there  http://parisapart.nerim.net/LesFusains/FusainsInBooks.htm