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Picnics in Paris

Bois de Boulogne at Lac Inferieur

Bois de Boulogne at Lac Inferieur

When the sun is out in Paris there is no doubt that Parisians will be outdoors having a picnic. Paris was made for picnics with its large number of beautiful parks, readily available and delicious picnic foods and wines. I would like to share with you our favorite picnic spots and our ideas for the perfect picnic. Some of our favorite parks are Buttes des Chaumont, Parc Monceau, Bois De Boulogne, Jardin du Luxembourg and along the banks of the Seine. Also we love stumbling across the many smaller parks while walking through the different neighborhoods. This is fun because we find ourselves having a impromptu picnic!

 

A great lakeside picnic spot (or sunbathing) at Parc des Buttes Chaumont.

A great lakeside picnic spot (or sunbathing) at Parc des Buttes Chaumont.

 

 

Tall pines at a Bois de Boulogne picnic spot.

Tall pines at a Bois de Boulogne picnic spot.

 

Picnicking on the Seine near Pont Neuf.  No grass, but lots of sunshine.

Picnicking on the Seine near Pont Neuf. No grass, but lots of sunshine.

Parisian picnics can be as simple as grabbing a baguette sandwich and eating it on a park bench or having a more planned menu with goodies from home and speciality food shops spread out on a picnic blanket. During the week you may find business people breaking away from the office, while on weekends you will see more families enjoying the entire day on a blanket together. Either one is fun and a way to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces of Paris. As long a you have a blanket (sitting on your jacket is also acceptable) you can pull together a picnic in a few minutes. Most specially shops have plastic utensils, plates and glasses for you to take away.

 

If you are traveling with young children, the Bois de Boulogne has many entertainments to keep them busy. The parents even get to take the pony around the park!

If you are traveling with young children, the Bois de Boulogne has many entertainments to keep them busy. The parents even get to take the pony around the park!

 

Our favorite place for all pork specialty picnic items -  Caractere de Cochone

Our favorite place for all pork specialty picnic items – Caractere de Cochone

 

One of our picnic lunches being prepared in a local specialty shop.

One of our picnic lunches being prepared in a local specialty shop.

 

Picnicking with our friend Catherine who lives and works in Paris.

Picnicking with our friend Catherine who lives and works in Paris.

 

One of our many picnic lunches.

One of our many picnic lunches.

 

Au Revoir for now!

Marianne

Posted in Uncategorized by Marianne on April 21st, 2015 at 3:40 am.

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