A cold winter morning in Parc de Bercy in Paris


Just some old pictures from back when I used to live in Paris (their time stamp says February 10th 2006, that’s 11 years and one day ago!) of the Parc de Bercy and Jardin Yitzhak-Rabin on a very cold winter morning.


Note that Jardin Yitzhak-Rabin was my favorite garden in Paris. First because it was beautiful, unique, but also because it was very peaceful. Almost no tourist knew of it’s existence, and few Parisians cared about it too.


Yes, it was so cold that the ponds in the garden were frozen. The ducks were split between those who weren’t too thrilled about it, and those who would seize the occasion to practice their ice skating skills.






About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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2 thoughts on “A cold winter morning in Parc de Bercy in Paris

  • Carissa

    Hi David!
    So this is what Paris looks like when it’s not crowded. I’ve never heard of Jardin Yitzhak-Rabin. It looks pretty. Free of charge, I suppose?

    Thanks for a peek to Paris’ unknown spot. 🙂



    • David Billa Post author

      You’re welcome. 🙂

      Paris is full of places that are not crowded. That’s where the tourists don’t go. There’s a link between both things. 🙂

      And really, it’s a good thing (they also never heard of many other places in the city). It allows people who actually live in the city to have some calm and restful places. Yes, it’s free of charge, it’s not a tourist destination, but a public park. 🙂