Le Jardin des Deux Rives
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Le Jardin des Deux Rives Strasbourg Reviews
Why don't you cross that bridge? Jun 17, 2008
”To bring two cultures together, one has to build a bridge between them”, is a popular saying. Another saying goes: a relationship is like a garden, when well nurtured and maintained, it blooms in abundance. With these sayings in mind, Strasbourg and Kehl, both cities on either side of the Rhine between France and Germany, erected a 150-hectare garden with a beautiful bridge as a tangible symbol of Franco-German friendship. This garden is called ‘Jardin des deux rives’, or the Two Shores Garden.
The bridge (La Passerelle Mirmam) by Parisian architect Marc Mirmam, is a modern structure accessible only for pedestrians, bikers and people in a wheelchair. The bridge connects the two sides of the garden, which is a unique place to visit. Besides enjoying a stroll, numerous cultural events and attractions that are organised on a regular basis, can be visited. These include a temporary gardens competition, flower shows, music, dance and street theatre events. There are also stables, a circus tent and many sculptures scattered throughout the gardens.
Visiting these gardens is free and very relaxing. When walking through the garden, you lose the notion of being amidst two large and bustling cities. If you are on a European tour, hurrying from one busy town to the next buzzing city, and you find yourself near Strasbourg, make sure to visit the gardens where the serenity will help you come to your senses.
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