Thursday, April 19, 2018

April in Paris

Yep, here we are again -- this is our third time renting this apartment in Paris!
Our hosts left this little greeting on their blackboard for us to find when we arrived. Very welcoming!
We left behind Toronto's ice fields to find that it is already Spring in Paris. The sun is shining, the air is warm. We went for a stroll in our neighbourhood to try and shake off some of our jet lag. That's me on the right in the picture,
and that's John (above) walking through the Place des Vosges
 and sure enough as the song says the chestnut candles are in full bloom.
The temperature reached 28 degrees today. The wisteria peeking over this hedge is rushing into flower.
On Rue Saint-Antoine the pink cherry blossoms
stand out against the elegant white buildings.
Tulips and classic spring flowers brighten curbsides
and parterre gardens.
All the trees along the Seine embankments are coming into leaf
and the Square Barye park on the Île Saint-Louis is lush with colour.
We stopped into our beloved Au Petit Fer à Cheval in the Marais for a vin rouge du mois (red wine of the month) and a bière biologique (organic beer) and they brought us complimentary cubes of quiche. Jet lag has never felt so good.


  1. I really like your jet lag plans - orientation walk followed by apertivo hour. I will follow your guidelines closely in future.
    (it seems I can comment in chrome, not safari)

  2. Our orientation plan certainly works for us, Lisa. Glad you found a way to comment!

  3. Excellent orientation plan. I've followed this plan too. Enjoy Paris.

  4. Important to have a plan! Good to have you along, Linda.