Springtime Inside & Out

redouteAh, the sun is out, the daffodils are in bloom, and the gardens of Paris are finally recovering from the cold and soggy winter. Celebrate the season with a trip to one of the oldest gardens in Paris, the Jardin des Plantes, where the famous botanical illustrations (or vélins) of Pierre-Joseph Redouté are on exhibit in Le Cabinet d’Histoire. Over 500 of the artists floral paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings — all in magnificent condition — date back to the early 1800s. Les Vélins de Redouté is open daily except Tuesday, through April 27 (entry €3).


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