"I decide to go into the Luxembourg Gardens. It’s curious how peaceful I feel – as if I were possessed by something."
Luxembourg Gardens and Palace
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The Jardin du Luxembourg is the grounds of Luxembourg Palace, where the French Senate is situated. The Gardens are in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and famed as a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the capital.



It is the location of the ornate Médici Fountain, built in 1630 and restored by architect of the Arch de Triomphe, Jean Chalgrin, in 1811. Sasha stands and watches the ‘forlorn’ fish in the fountain, darting about like bolts of red and gold.




Medici Fountain
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The Gardens feature numerous statues, including those of Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Georges Sand and Ludwig van Beethoven. The original Statue of Liberty also once stood in the Gardens.