This weekend marks another very long holiday weekend in France. La Fête Nationale (Bastille Day) is on Tuesday, which means the French will faire la pont and make it a four day weekend. Not bad! Weekend Links Week Five has twenty articles about France. It’s hard to narrow it down but it is a holiday weekend! Some of my favorites include the top five resort hotels in France, cocktails in the time of corona with Bar Hemingway master bartender Colin Field, Paris’ new floating movie theater, and a vintage virtual tour of Paris.
This week it’s felt like we’ve really turned a chapter in post-lockdown Paris. A major milestone occurred this week when the Musée du Louvre reopened. It’s also the first time that I’ve heard quite a bit of English and other languages while walking around since early March. On Sunday, I saw a lovely children’s art exhibit in front of Notre-Dame. Other finds from this week include probably the best Nashville-Style Hot Chicken sandwich in Paris, a Le Creuset white and gold color combination that I just have to have, and “the French episode” of Unsolved Mysteries.
One of my all-time favorite small museums in Paris is the Musée de l’Orangerie, home of Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies). I visited the museum on the first day it reopened and enjoyed seeing it without crowds. I wanted to share the experience with a virtual tour of the Musée de l’Orangerie. As a note, the lower level of the museum is currently closed.
Instead of heading South (or anywhere) this June, I stayed in Paris. I can’t complain- there’s an endless amount of things to do and see in the French capital. On many of my walks I found myself noticing things I never have before. One of those things were the (miniature) Provence-style lavender fields in Paris. I’ve put together the locations of a few places where you can see lavender in Paris. Hopefully the list will keep growing!
Weekend Links Week Four has sixteen articles about France…I included a few extra since it’s a holiday weekend! Some of my favorites include photos from Brigitte Bardot’s former home in the South of France, 19 fascinating things in French supermarkets, links to take a virtual tour all around France, and 10 favorite French rosés for under $30.