First Weekend of Spring

March 12, 2017

by apaparis

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!

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