If I could only ever go to one café in Paris for the rest of my life, I’d pick Le Saint Germain. It ticks all of the boxes – great location, strong coffee, friendly people, and it’s always open. I fell in love with this Left Bank spot on my first trip to Paris. Since then, I’ve become a regular.
Happy Friday from Normandy! Thursday was a holiday in France so many people faire le pont (make the bridge) between Thursday and Saturday to have an extra long four day weekend. There are no complaints here! This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes an incredible cookie to try in Paris, a French road trip essential: the gas station, my quest to find green Tabasco and more.
It seems like the first week in May is usually rainy in Paris. We are very much in the thick of that right now. It’s not completely pouring and totally unbearable, although it isn’t the lovely April in Paris anymore. This week’s Five Friday finds from France features two new Paris books – Paris: From the Air and All the Buildings in Paris: That I’ve Drawn So Far, a major fraises de bois find at Eataly, Truff Truffle hot sauce and more!
I originally wrote this post from Normandy in 2020 and noted that my two favorite times of year to walk through the Tuileries Garden are the spring and fall. It’s true, out of the four seasons spring and fall are my favorites for a stroll though the Tuileries. However, I can now say with certainty that spring is the most glorious season to watch unfold day by day.
How is it already the last day of April? It seems like yesterday was April 1st. Watching the flowers blossom and trees get their leaves again seemed more beautiful than ever been before. It was a very welcome distraction from everything else going on in the world. Good news is on the horizon for France in May and the coming months as our latest déconfinement begins. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France includes a sweet muguet (Lily of the Valley) tradition plus Christian Dior’s love for muguets, a new café to add to your Paris list, dog friendly Jardin du Luxembourg, and more!