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.
As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, we’re officially halfway through 2020 which is crazy to me. Tomorrow will be my first Fourth of July in France. I would be lying through my teeth if I said I was excited about it. I’m going to attempt a Fourth of July spread in Paris complete with oven-baked ribs and potato salad. This week you’ll find a great basic French cookbook to have on your bookshelf, the “Dior Untold” podcast, Gris Rosé (which might be my summer favorite), French summer produce favorites and more!