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Avril in pictures


May in Paris started off with winter-like temperatures. Looking back at my Instagram pictures of April makes me want to weep at the sight of a sunny city. The arrival of spring made me re-discover the Palais-Royal gardens and Ile Saint-Louis under a different light. It’s a time of the year when rhythms change. People linger in parks and on the banks of the Seine. A general sense of lightness settles in.

Saint-Germain was no exception to the trend and I had a lovely Easter Monday stroll in the Luxembourg gardens, which I blogged on here.



The month wouldn’t have been complete without a few cultural events. The highlights were attending rehearsals of the ballet Paquita which premieres at Palais Garnier tonight. The public work session hosted by the choreographer Pierre Lacotte and Etoile dancer Agnès Letestu was fascinating. I also got to see a dress rehearsal at the Opera and visit backstage thanks to a lovely lady who works there – a dream come true!

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Easter stroll in Saint-Germain

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I hope you’ve had a lovely long Easter weekend! I went to over to Saint-Germain-des-Prés this morning to catch the movie Journal d’une Femme de Chambre starring Léa Seydoux and strolled around the area afterwards.

Deux Magots Saint Germain

Saint Germain Bonaparte

I believe it was my first time having lunch at a terrace this year, with the distant sound of a piano concert on place Saint-Germain no less.

Ladurée Saint Germain

Ladurée Saint Germain window

Saint Germain Paris 1

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Maison du Chou

Saint Germain Paris 2

Saint Germain Paris 3

Saint Sulpice

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Jardin du Luxembourg Senat

The Jardin du Luxembourg was unsurprisingly incredibly crowded. Not a free chair in sight!

Jardin du Luxembourg Fontaine Medicis

Jardin du Luxembourg boat

Jardin du Luxembourg flowers 1

If only pictures could capture fragrance.

Jardin du Luxembourg flowers 2

Rue Vavin Paris


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