It’s been an exceptionally warm and sunny fall this year, and I have been taking advantage of it by being outdoors as much as I can. Some of my favorite places to be in this kind of weather are the Parisian parks and gardens. I especially love to go to the Luxembourg Gardens and the Tuileries. In both parks you can rent miniature sailboats by the hour and with the rental comes a long wooden stick in case your sailboat goes afloat.
There was a school break recently so the parks were teeming with children sailing their sailboats in the ponds with their parents helping to navigate them. The boats have colorful sails and I spotted one pirate ship with ominous black sails with a skeleton flag attached.