With the arrival of cooler temperatures in Paris I have to admit I’ve been daydreaming a bit about fall and winter menu changes and some of my favorite dishes. I thought it would be the perfect time to share my top five classic French restaurants in Paris (it’s hard for me to limit my picks, I could easily make a list of 50). The restaurants within all hit the marks for excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
Last week as a part of my OuiPlease Instagram takeover I shared my idea of a perfect day on the Left Bank. This day was shopping-centric and I included a mini Rue du Bac guide with some of my favorite shops and what to buy. I wanted to focus on this part of Paris because I think it’s a great area to consider staying in whether at a hotel or in an apartment to get a taste of real life in Paris.
Fall is here (at least for now) and I’m getting back into my normal routine in Paris for the first time in what feels like since March. One of my absolute favorite parts of this new season is going to the first fall edition of Marché Raspail.
I wandered into Mon Square completely by (happy) accident after visiting the Musée de l’Orangerie. I’d wanted to try it out ever since I saw photos of it in November. It’s one of those places where you think it’s not possible for it to be that beautiful in real life. It exceeded all expectations.
Another week has flown by here, largely thanks to the perfect weather. It’s hard to believe that the temperature has been hovering around 70°F (21°C) as a high. I absolutely cannot complain. Temperatures in Paris are expected to rise drastically next week, so I can’t promise I won’t complain then. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features my favorite peonies of the year, an unexpected potager in the Jardin des Tuileries, a terrasse in the Jardin du Luxembourg you need to have on your list, a piscine margarita and more!