One of the nicer things about living in a busy city like Paris is that there’s so many spots for people to hang out. That’s also true for our four-legged friends. These dedicated doggie-squares do make me smile. Each time I’m passing-by, most likely on my bike, I can’t help but stop and begin watching the curious dog behaviour in full abandonment.
The owners are always on hand, but regardless the dogs just go it alone. They hop and skip, knocking one another around. Simply watching these packs of mutts, mongrels and thoroughbreds playing and bounding about the place is worth taking 10 minutes.
One of the better locations you can see the dogs (and maybe check out their owners) is from a vantage point along Quai Valmy. It’s located a short walk from the famous Paris music venue Point Ephemere, and the best time is just before dusk, the time that the owners have finished work and have time dedicated to bring their adorable hairy friends out to play.
Quai Valmy | Relaxing
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