The simple answer to this question is nothing. Be as still as possible and pray for it to pass quickly. But that’s both boring and impractical, especially if you’re a visitor. Within, find out my best tips for what to do during a heatwave in Paris.
I can hardly believe July has already come and gone. There’s a big heatwave moving through Paris today (102°F and almost 40°C) so we were lucky to escape to Normandy. After spending so much time there this year it felt like going home in a way, especially with Dalton. I’m excited to cook in a bigger kitchen, be outdoors as much as possible, and of course enjoy some of my Normandy favorite foods. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France include the gorgeous Palais Royal Roses, the best frites (and the best way to eat them) in Paris, a festive summer dinner table, the perfect tomato tart recipe and more!
If I could take a walk through Palais Garnier every day I think I would be the happiest person in the world. I get chills every time I’m in the building – it’s that beautiful. On Friday I visited again and must say, without a lot of other visitors it was simply stunning. I hope the photos will make you feel like you’re taking a virtual tour of Palais Garnier. I’m especially excited to share few special behind the scenes moments like the Palais Garnier water reservoir and fish as well as the rarely seen Foyer de la Danse.
I’m not sure how it’s possible that it’s already this time of the week again, but Weekend Links Week Seven is here! I spent most of the week on the beyond gorgeous island of Port Cros and can’t wait to share more from my time there soon. Of the sixteen articles this week, my favorites include the best high jewelry collections from Paris Couture Week, a list of films based in Paris, a French Champagne house’s decision to open a winery in the UK, and a tour of a beyond gorgeous Parisian apartment.
My favorite floor of the Musée d’Orsay is without a doubt the fifth floor. As soon as I arrive I head to the top floor to see the works in the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism galleries. It’s always a wonderful experience, but recently I had an extra special visit due to the almost empty Musée d’Orsay.