Whilst 'flaneuring' in Place Baudoyer, behind the L'Hotel de Ville this morning, I was unexpectedly inundated by a tidal wave of people bearing branches, and coming at me in peace. A quick check of my trusty map, assured me that around the next corner was Eglise Saint Gervais.
Knowing it was Palm Sunday (as with our PM, I am an atheist but not totally devoid of bible learning), I wondered what the branch was. It was certainly not a palm frond. Could it have been a branch from a Box tree or a Laurel bush? I have googled, but am none the wiser.
Many Parisians went about their week-ending worship of the sun, either in Place de Vosges or the Jardin du Palais Royal.