One of our local garden spaces, Jardin de la Folie, remains open so it’s worth a visit even if the temperatures are falling, especially if you’re around and about in the 11th neighboorhood. And even if the grassy area is fenced off for its annual grooming during the winter months, there remains plenty of benches where you can chill for a while.
The word ‘folie’ is worth a short explanation. The ‘folie’ in this case is probably in reference to the tiny size of the garden’s biodiverse space which contains a lillypond and herb garden. And folie translates to ‘mad’. So on the face of it, the garden’s biodiverse space is so compact that some people may think ‘they were mad to bother putting it in’.
On Rue Chanzy, alongside it, there’s La chocolaterie by famous French chef Cyril Lignac. It’s right next to Jardin de la Folie (Titon), so why not buy whatever takes your fancy before heading over to the wonderful Jardin de la Folie.