I don't need to tell you that Paris in springtime is a magical place. Paris is magical in any season, but with the city in full bloom, the super long days (it didn't get dark until well after 10pm) and perfect weather (not hot and sticky, not rainy and cold), Spring makes for the perfect time to wander the streets endlessly, window shop, eat ice cream in parks and stroll along the river. You can people-watch in street-side cafes for DAYS, picnic by the canal and eat a late dinner on a patio without getting cold. All of which we did. And it was even more magical than I remembered.
The courtyard of our adorable Air BnB in Le Marais.
I love the classic Metro signs so much.
And the colours of the street-side cafes.
And the stunning facades of the Hotel du Petit Moulin.
Window shopping in Le Marais...
We ate the best tacos at Candelaria. Go early to avoid the crowds, but if you do have to wait it's well worth it!
Then visit the "hidden" cocktail bar in the back room, where you can spin the little dial in the menu to decide which spirit-based cocktail you want.
We were lucky enough to catch Lord Huron play a sold-out gig at a VERY small club, and it was easily one of the best concerts we've ever been to. If you haven't heard their new album yet, drop everything.
My peacock pants love Paris.
It was hilarious how few tourists noticed this happening.
We walked by Notre Dame and were floored by the incredible detail.
Visited the gorgeous Jardin du Luxembourg for the first time.
It made for a dreamy stroll.
The quiet streets of the pretty little Isle Saint Louis.
In summer, the cool-kid Parisians love to picnic along the Canal Saint Martin. And for one magical afternoon we got to pretend we were on of them.
And everything was perfect.
Take me back...
Leaving Paris wasn't actually so bad this time, because we went from there to CHAMPAGNE. Stay tuned for that post tomorrow...