Five Friday Finds from France: April 16th

Spring has fully sprung in Paris, and I have to admit I’ve already been daydreaming about summer. There’s a possibility outdoor dining could reopen in mid-May to early June and I’m crossing my fingers in a major way. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a fabulous new book on the iconic French Riviera Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a way you can help Treize au Jardin expand their terrasse, a new-to-me Paris boulangerie and more.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera Book

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera Book

When thinking of the Côte d’Azur, one of the first things that comes to mind is surely the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. I love the Slim Aarons photo of the pool (the cover of Poolside with Slim Aarons). The new Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera book showcases the mythical hotel’s 150 years. The book is available for pre-order now and is also available in French. I can’t wait to flip through it and do some major daydreaming/future travel planning!

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera Book
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera Book

Help Treize au Jardin Expand their Terrasse

treize bakery paris terrasse expansion

If you’ve never been to Treize au Jardin in Paris it’s definitely a spot to put on your list. It’s located just across from the Jardin du Luxembourg and they have the most delicious drinks, pastries, and Southern food…like biscuits, eggs benedict and fried chicken. Right now they’re working to expand their terrasse to make dining more Covid friendly when they reopen and need our help. You can purchase a voucher and Treize will give you an extra 20% to use. This initiative is a wonderful way to help a small business and would be a great gift to give yourself or someone else for a future Paris trip!

Liberté Boulangerie

liberté boulangerie paris
liberté boulangerie paris

One of my very favorite lockdown activities is to walk and try new pastries. Last week I finally tried Liberté, and must say I’m very impressed so far. I’m very much a croissant girl because I don’t like chocolate in the morning. I like that Liberté has lots of different options and I decided to try Le Roulé with pistachio and almond cream. It was heaven. I can’t wait to go back and try more things.

A “Secret Garden” in Paris

square roger-stephane paris

The 7th arrondissement actually has quite a few “secret” gardens, and this week I was happy to discover another of them. Square Roger-Stéphane is located just at the end of Rue Juliette-Récamier (and just past Le Récamier, my favorite spot for soufflés in Paris). You step down into the little garden and are surrounded by lush green foliage. I’ll be making many return trips to this quaint little spot.

Kodawari Ramen Burger

kodawari ramen burger paris

I’ve never had a Ramen Burger, but I’ve always been intrigued by the concept. When I saw Kodawari Ramen was offering one I figured it would be a great place to try. There is always a line at Kodawari whether you visit the location in the 1st or 6th arrondissement. A line to me is an indication that the place is good and worth the wait. Unfortunately, Romain doesn’t feel this way, so I haven’t tried the actual ramen at Kodawari yet. I thought the Ramen Burger was super flavorful and interesting. My only advice is don’t try a Ramen Burger and expect a regular burger.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Five Friday Finds from France. I’ll be back tomorrow with Weekend Links!

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