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Paris in the Fall several years ago

In the fall of 2014, I was fortunate to have our son and daughter-in-law as traveling companions for a trip to Paris. Being unfamiliar with the City of Light, for the first day we hired a car and driver: specifically Roland and his vintage Citroen. We booked this adventure through 4 Roues Sous 1 Parapluie

our driver and his Citroen
Ronald and K.T. discussed the list of Japanese gardens in Paris and a selection was made of what could be done plus he added a few
Bateau le Calife, an amazing dinner and journey on the Seine our first night in Paris. This is the type of barge on which our driver Roland grew up and still lives with his family.
Noguchi garden at UNESCO
This was among the gardens we determined would fit in our morning schedule. It is highly recommended that you make advance reservations to see Noguchi’s garden at UNESCO. We were fortunate to have a school group accept us into their tour. Mark Treib wrote extensively in “Isamu Noguchi in Paris” about the UNESCO garden. The garden was commissioned in 1957 and occupies 1700 square meters of land at the foot of the building. His Fountain of Peace completes the installation.
Fountain of Peace at the Noguchi garden, UNESCO building, Paris
Musee Guimet features a tea house and garden behind the well-appointed museum building.
Inside the museum looking out at the tea garden
Roland dropped us off and we joined a walking tour of chocolate makers and bakeries.
Truly a memorable day

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