Not topless in a secret garden

My kind of nature-urban balance is perfected in a little park hidden within a bunch of streets in the 11th. Inside Le Jardin de la Folie-Titon, lily pads and huge pink flowers float on a pond, a big grassy area welcomes kids and picnique-ers, and there’s a tiny playground for kids, a home-made beehive, and a bower of vines.

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Sunbathers must love the privacy here, as the city of Paris has a message for them:

In parks and gardens we don't forget to wear TOPS and bottoms.

In parks and gardens we don’t forget to wear TOPS and bottoms.

The urban part of the balance? Right outside an entrance, patissier Cyril Lignac offers his precise cakes, tarts, and pastries. My favorite is the brioche with a hidden dollop of praline inside and a disk of dark chocolate on the bottom. YUM. For much better mouth-watering pictures, visit his site.

Patisserie Cyril Lignac - 4

I found out about the garden through a great list of uncommon nature spots My Little Paris put together a few months ago.

 

Location:

Park: Right off of the one-block street Rue Titon, 11th.

Cyril Lignac, 24 Rue Paul Bert, 11th

 

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