In Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) was where Cosette first met Marius, and where the two fell in love. Our hotel was only a short walk from the Luxembourg Gardens, and we visited it twice during our stay. Spring had arrived in Paris and flowers were almost everywhere.
The Luxembourg Gardens are the gardens of the French Senate, the building you see in these photos.
In 1937, on the eve of World War II, Jean Terzieff created this sculpture of a woman holding an apple in her right hand: “Avec une grace sensuelle, elle tente d’ecarter les pommes de discorde entre les peuples (With sensual grace, she tries to separate the apples of discord between people).”