I’m trying to figure out where time is going and how we’re already nearing the end of August. It feels like we’re already a couple of months into fall after the most bizarre August in Paris that I can remember. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a book on the Napoleon III Apartments in the Louvre, where to find Texas BBQ in Paris, and believe it or not, the Bonne Maman 2021 Advent Calendar.
After what felt like an eternity of rain and clouds, summer is finally back in Paris. All week I’ve been planning to spend my Friday outside, hopefully sans laptop. Believe it or not I’m already starting to see signs of fall so I want to take full advantage of the warm weather and sun while it’s here. Five Friday Finds from France features a truly heavenly almond croissant, a Seine-side restaurant near Pont Neuf, how to get a French health pass (very important if you’re coming to France soon!) and more.
Paris was quiet this week after many people headed out for August vacations. Another round of restaurants and cafés plan to close after this weekend for several weeks so it will only get more quiet. I enjoy August here, although I do find myself wishing I was heading somewhere warm for the month. I’ve actually been wearing a coat this week! Five Friday Finds from France features a Caudalie recycling program with a bonus, an update on my window ledge garden, a new place to buy Ruinart in Paris and more.
I’ve you’ve talked to anyone who’s been in Paris over the past week chances are they’ve told you it feels more like October (or November) than July. It’s been especially rainy and uncharacteristically chilly, which I will take over a heatwave any day. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features some fun Nathalie Lete x Anthropologie plates, where to find the strongest coffee in Paris, a recipe to try with your summer eggplant and more!
Happy Friday from Paris! It felt like I pushed the reset button after a very fun, but broken up week last week with the Fête Nationale on Wednesday. After almost six months of waiting (just five days short) I finally picked up my Titre de Séjour, my French residence card, this week. Unfortunately, almost all of the horror stories you hear about the French administration are true. It’s just part of the experience! This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features the croissant from Le Boulanger de la Tour (it’s worth going out of your way to get), a note about traveling to Paris during les vacances, a book on French Château Living and more.