Paris truly showed off this past weekend. It seemed like the first sunny days in months, though in reality it had only been a few weeks of gray skies and rain, and everybody was out and about enjoying the weather.
This weekend served as a big hint of what the spring to come would be like. The Jardin du Luxembourg, just a quick walk from my homestay in the 6th arrondissement, was teeming with Parisians and tourists alike. The fight for chairs gets a little intense, I have to say! It was one of those weekends that I was glad to have a little reading to do – it gave me a reason to sit outside on a bench all day.
On Saturday, my host sister and I went for a run in the garden. Apparently we ran past a famous French actor… looked like a regular Parisian to me! On Sunday, me and my host family took a picnic to the garden and feasted on cornichons, cheese, wine, and bread.
After such a beautiful weekend, I feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the rest of the semester!