The Île de Versailles

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The weather is still lovely in Nantes and I’m trying to make the most of it—it could be winter again when I come back to Canada after all!

I took a long walk to the Île de Versailles, a small island on the River Erdre. The place is modeled after a Japanese garden, and dotted with patches of bamboo, rhododendrons and bonsai trees.

It’s a great place to get a “out of the city” feel, even though it’s tiny and can be crowded on nice days. I love seeing trees in bloom—the landscape was still very winter-y ten days ago in Canada!

In Bloom

Crossing The Pond

The Erdre

Reading Under The Shade

In Bloom

Japonese Garden

The Erdre

The Erdre

The Erdre

On The Bridge

Under The Bridge


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  1. Such beautiful pink magnolias. Spring is a lovely season. Nice graffiti. I don’t mind graffiti is it is well done and not defacing a nice building. Under the bridge is a good place for graffiti.

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