The first sign was attached to the boundary fence of Jardin du Luxembourg and says 'The puppets of the gardens amuse the young and the old (actually the little and the big) with their artistic spectacles.' Most people could have decoded that one. The second sign was down at the Parc Floral de Paris at Chateau Vincennes. I encountered similar signs in nearly all the parks I entered. It says 'These grasses are planted of (with) bulbs. Respect them. Thankyou'.
Ah, now this next sign saved me from being skittled - once I worked out what it meant. Firstly, I thought it was saying that I had two minutes to cross. But I knew that minutes in French is the same as in English. The sign actually says 'Attention pedestrians! Cross in two times (goes)'. Meaning that the pedestrian crossing was controlled by two signs that operated independently. Cross this lane, then wait, then cross the other lane. Phew! Glad I read that one carefully. The second sign is actually three signs and is down toward rue Cler in the 7eme. The first sign is a standard street sign and they are all of this design. The second sign says 'I like my neighbourhood. I pick up. The sanitary department rules provide for fines for infractions possibly up to E450'. The third sign in this little group says I think 'It is an offence to take down these orders under pain of a fine'. The Sanitary Department reckons it is serious about dog turds on the footpath.
No idea about this first one. It is over on rue vieux Colombier beside the theatre. The words say "Column of dry descending - Column of dry rising'. Any ideas? The second sign is a bit of bureacratic sillyness. It says 'Attention pedestrians. This sign has moved'. It is next to the repositioned pedestrian crossing in front of Eglise Saint Sulpice over in the 6eme.
So for the final two. The first sign was on the railing around the flower park down at Chateau Vincennes yesterday and says "Fixing your bike to this railing is banned under pain of being impounded'. There were no bikes anywhere. The final sign was a little beauty that I espied with my little eye in Montmatre Cemetery. It was at the base of a tomb that was in considerable disrepair and says 'This concession has been abandoned. To make application to start again address yourself to the curator.' Many plots are granted in perpetuity, but not this one, I gather.
Hope you enjoyed these!!