It was a short week in France after having Easter Monday off, but I’m nevertheless ready for the weekend. We’re expecting a lot of rain in Paris which is fine with me. I’m excited to share Weekend Links Week 15. Some of my favorites include a look back at 150 years of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, what you can learn about drinking wine with the French, and what to know about the new Catherine de Medici series. I hope you enjoy!
I’ve been looking forward to the weekend all week for several reasons, one of the main reasons being the weather is so lovely. All I want to do is sit outside and do absolutely nothing. It’s cooled off a little (and there’s a chance of snow on Tuesday) but there’s still plenty of sun. I hope you enjoy Weekend Links Week 14 – some of my favorites include how to access the Louvre’s entire collection online for free, an article on beautiful tissue books that started as a pandemic creation, the story of French monks selling more than two tons of “lockdown cheese” in 24 hours, and the prettiest towns in Provence to name a few.
Weekend Links Week Thirteen is here with 40 articles all about France. Some of my favorites include how Paris is trying to become Europe’s greenest city by 2030, eight road trips to take in France this summer, an update on Marie Antoinette’s personal theater’s restoration, a stunning Parisian apartment tour by Laura González, and a story about the Eiffel Tower being a Parisian startup laboratory. I hope you enjoy!
By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Paris and other regions in France are in a modified third lockdown. There are a few articles detailing exactly what that implies. My favorites from Weekend Links Week Twelve include why Paris is the best place in the world to go to the movies, photos of a Loire Valley “fixer upper,” and candy bar ads that show you what doesn’t make it onto the packaging. I hope you enjoy!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since “normal.” I’m honestly trying not to think about it too much, because in France I don’t feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is as bright as it is in the US. Weekend Links Week Eleven features articles about the current situation in France, as well as fun clips of the Chanel show, candidates for France’s favorite village in 2021, how to smell like Picasso, and several tours of gorgeous Parisian spaces.