Roseraie de Bagatelle

The large, elegant Roseraie is a small corner of the Jardin de Bagatelle, itself a corner of the Bois de Boulogne on the west edge of Paris. When I visited the garden in 1996, there was not a bud out of place, no hint that anything could ever droop, die, or crawl on six legs. First opened in 1905, the Bagatelle lets rare old rose varieties flirt with handsome new ones; to see all 11,000 bushes at their best, go in early June.

From behind Gare du Nord, take bus 43 to Neuilly/Pl. de Bagatelle & walk 1/2 mile; or or from Porte Maillot, Bus 244, which goes through the park.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly