It was quite an eventful week in France, and not in a good way. Weekend Links 21 has plenty of articles to provide context for what’s been going on. There are also plenty of lighter articles like the perfect winter white wine, an architectural walking tour of Paris, a chance to flip through Vogue Paris’ November 2020 edition, how to help Shakespeare and Company bookstore, and even virtual tours of Emily in Paris filming locations.
This week was filled with a few plot twists. Namely, France is now back in confinement/lockdown/quarantine until at least December 1st. So there’s that. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes a free Zoom pronunciation workshop from Alliance Française, the seven best houseplants according to Vogue Paris, a seriously good Paris coffee shop and restaurant to put on your list and more!
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m feeling pretty anxious about the coming week. With COVID-19 number rapidly rising everywhere, the upcoming US elections and President Macron speaking tonight to address a potential re-confinement…it’s just a lot. I thought it might be nice today to take a leisurely walk through the Jardin du Luxembourg in the fall. And since it is fall and the chances of needing to warm up are higher, I’m including where to eat and drink near the Jardin du Luxembourg.
Molly from French Face and I have been working on a special bouquinistes collaboration and it’s now live! After reading my Weekend Links article about how much the bouquinistes are struggling without tourists in Paris Molly reached out to see if we could do something to support them. It was an absolute no-brainer!
Weekend Links Week 20 is a bit more serious following the horrible beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty. Although I like keeping this series generally light, I think it’s important to include. There are still plenty of lighter articles, including a tour of an American couple’s dreamy Parisian pied-a-terre, the details on a bicycling route from Paris to Normandy, and a review on a new book about Louis XIV.