Bees seem today to have a better life in cities rather than in the countryside, - fewer insecticides… I found this happy bee, arriving, landing … and making its way to the centre of the beautiful flower.
I saw this in the park Jardin Villemin, which you can find between the Canal Saint Martin - which now is clean and nice again (see here) - and the Gare de l’Est (see here).
This now public park used to be part of a convent (Couvent des Recollets), later transformed to a military hospital.
There were more bees around…
… of course attracted by nice flower arrangements.
As in most parks you find installations for kids (and others).
There is also a fountain (not giving any water anymore), one of the first to be made in cast iron, in 1846 (well before the Wallace fountains – see here), which originally had its place elsewhere in the city, but was placed here in 1977.