First Weekend of Spring

March 12, 2017

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.


There’s a garden on the corner of the Notre Dame; I sat here for a few hours today with a (rare) to-go coffee and my reading for my French lit class.

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Le Jardin du Luxembourg is starting to show off!


I stole the host-sis for a selfie after our run.

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The garden outside of the Musée de Cluny.



A very busy Saturday at the Jardin du Luxembourg.



First gelato of the season! Mango and lemon-mint.


After such a beautiful weekend, I feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the rest of the semester!