8.16.2012

parisan picnic in the park!

when h and i travel, one of our favorite things to do is visit a city park, relax and have lunch. when we visited the eiffel tower we were excited to take it all in and relax in the champs de mars with tons of other tourists and locals. after oooh-ing and awe-ing at the tower it was time to get lunch. we found a nearby grocery store (another one of my favorite things to do! it's so interesting to see what sort of produce, treats and snacks they have in stock). we quickly found salami and deli style chicken for sandwiches (which was a nice break from HAM!), chips and my favorite, garlicy boursin cheese. the meal was a nice detox from all of the buttery croissants and crepes we had been indulging in all week. 

during our stay in paris we found ourselves resting at parks or along the seine quite a few often. the seine was always bustling with people and i loved seeing thousands of love-locks on the bridges! it was so wonderful to explore and take a moment to take it all in. one of my favorite spots was on the the Île de la Cité  on the far west end there was a tiny park perfect for a quick afternoon nap. 



do you like to visit parks when you travel?

xo, 
jillian

ps want to see more picnic picks?! hop over to poshlocket's new blog! i am a weekly contributor and this week i have shared my favorite picnic picks-- what to eat and what to wear!

9 comments:

  1. I LOVE picnics, especially abroad!

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  2. yes, please. looks like the perfect parisian day.

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  3. Love to. Especially in Paris. :) Duh.

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  4. I always love going to parks! In fact, I feel like it's the best way to get to know a city. Wow! These photos are so gorgeous.

    I had no clue you were a weekly contributor! Awesome- they picked a perfect person for that.

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  5. I adore picnics and would love to some day picnic in Paris ... Super jealous of your trip!

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  6. Your Parisian photos have me scouring Airbnb and checking flights...

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  7. I love these photos! We were always jealous of the people picnicking along the Seine last year when we went to Paris. We did pack a brunch of mimosas & croissants for our last day & ate them in the Luxembourg Gardens.

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  8. What a perfect day! I love the parks in Paris. It's so much fun to people watch in the parks when traveling.

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo

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