Instead of heading South (or anywhere) this June, I stayed in Paris. I can’t complain- there’s an endless amount of things to do and see in the French capital. On many of my walks I found myself noticing things I never have before. One of those things were the (miniature) Provence-style lavender fields in Paris. I’ve put together the locations of a few places where you can see lavender in Paris. Hopefully the list will keep growing!
This weekend on Instagram I asked you all what you wanted to see more of. One of the most common responses I received was the Luxembourg Gardens. These photos are from an afternoon walk through the Jardin du Luxembourg that I took a couple of weeks ago. I hope it feels like you’re taking a little walk around Paris with me!
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.