I can understand why the Jardin du Luxembourg has long been a source of inspiration for writers and artists, featuring in the works of writers such as Victor Hugo and Henry James. Full of magical sunlight, the garden is full of colour no matter the season. I think I could spend every day strolling through the Luxembourg Gardens. The gardens were particularly important to the writers of the Lost Generation, many of whom lived locally and spent a lot of time in the gardens. You can easily imagine Gertrude Stein walking her dog, F.Scott Fitzgerald enjoying the afternoon sun and Earnest Hemingway walking through the gardens on his way to the Musee du Luxembourg after a long day of writing.