Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Age Range: Adult/older children
Manufacturer’s Description: This atmospheric puzzle portrays a gentle evening stroll along the streets of Paris in the 1950s. In the foreground is a fruit, veg and flower stall, beyond which we see an elegant lady taking her dog for his evening exercise. In the middle distance we see the red awnings of a restaurant and beyond that we get a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. Warm light glows from the street lamps and rich mauve and pink tones flood the evening sky. This charming scene promises plenty of puzzling challenges and delights.
Review: I love doing jigsaw puzzles – they are so relaxing and satisfying to complete, and it is something I love to do in the evenings. A screen free activity that gives me a bit of “me time” and chills me out.
When James fiddled about with a new wireless router and took the house offline for an evening earlier this week, I thought it was the perfect time to enjoy this new jigsaw sent to me by Ravensburger to review.
An Evening Walk is a 500 piece puzzle depicting a lovely scene in Paris, painted by Dominic Davison. It measures 49 x 36cm, with each piece measuring around 2cm.
Of course, I started by sorting out and putting together the edges! This was pretty easy as there is plenty of variation in the puzzle, with areas of sky, road, pavement, flowers/fruit, and different types of buildings.
The SoftClick technology used in Ravensburger puzzles makes them really enjoyable to put together; the pieces fit together perfectly & comfortably, and you very rarely get any pieces still stuck together a bit when you open the package – and none at all in this case. Also, no two pieces are alike in a Ravensburger puzzle – so if it fits together right, you know it’s definitely the right piece.
The puzzle took me just under two and a half hours to complete, including sorting out the edge pieces. I would usually do a jigsaw this size over two evenings, mostly to extend the enjoyment! It is a lovely puzzle and looks great when finished. The painting of Paris is lovely, with the Eiffel tower in the distance, and beautiful flowers in the foreground.
5 stars for this lovely puzzle.