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!
Like clockwork, following our return from Normandy and the reopening of terrasses in Paris last Tuesday, the weather shifted. Pretty much the entire month of May was full-sun, not a cloud in the sky, summer weather. The past week brought grey skies, cooler temperatures, and bursts of rain. While it’s sad for the terrasses, I love this kind of weather and bundled up for an afternoon walk through the Tuileries Garden last Friday.
My two favorite times of year to walk through the Tuileries Garden are spring and fall. Both seasons mark a beginning and end as the leaves come and go. I felt inspired to share photos from previous springs in this beloved Parisian garden. Next year, spring in the Tuileries will be that much more special.
I fell in love with Paris by walking around around and taking everything in. I think it’s the best way to see the city and discover which part of it speaks to you. There really is something for everyone in Paris. With the imminent arrival of spring, I’ve been thinking about Paris gardens and the return of leisurely walks. There’s something about walking through Palais-Royal and its garden that remains a personal perennial favorite.