It was a gorgeous but very, very cold week in Paris. I had a lot of work to catch up on following my trip to the Loire Valley, but managed to carve some time out on Wednesday to visit the Salon International de l’Agriculture with my friend Emily. It’s almost like a French version of a state fair, although without rides and games. We got up close and personal with beautiful animals, including enormous cows, and checked out the various food booths. There were regional specialties from all around France and many gave out free samples if you were willing to wait. They also had an entire international food section. It was super crowded which you have to anticipate going into it, but if you’re in town while it’s going on it would be a fabulous foodie activity and great place to shop for goodies to bring home. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 10 include a list of new stores, restaurants, and exhibits in Paris, a list of 110 French dog names (of course), and a look at immigrant women leading France’s creative scene. Enjoy!
Weekend Links Week 10
The Best Lille Hotels for a Trip to the Underrated French City. Lille is so easy to get to from Paris. We stayed at Clarance Hôtel and loved the proximity to Vieux-Lille.
Inside The Parisian Hotel Where James Joyce Finished Ulysses. I mentioned this in last week’s Weekend Links, but it really is of my favorite hotels in Paris. If you book directly through me you’ll receive complimentary breakfast, a VIP welcome in your room, a room upgrade if available on arrival, early check-in / late check-out upon availabilities on the arrival and departure day and a $100 credit depending on the length of your stay.
I hope you enjoyed week 10 of Weekend Links! I’d love to hear which articles about France were your favorites. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. Bon week-end à toutes et à tous!