Spring has arrived in Paris.
Admittedly you can't fully relax yet, knowing that, at any moment, you could still be hit by a sudden April shower. Still, the weather on the whole has been pretty darn good recently and as long as the temperature stays in the high teens/twenties, I'm not complaining!
|Taken on my walk into school this morning.|
The leaves are out on the trees which line the boulevards and avenues. Parisians are able to exchange our winter coats for spring-time jackets, our hemlines are rising and, dare I say it, I've even left the house without wearing hosiery!
However, what it was for me that has spelt out the start of spring has been the arrival of what I consider summery fruits in the markets and shops around Paris.
Today's delicious discovery were these strawberries from Spain.
Now all I'd like is for the weather at the weekends (when I can truly appreciate it!) to be good enough to enjoy some of this newly available produce with a picnic at one of Paris' many gorgeous parks.
If you're trying to decipe upon a picnic-spot, you can't go wrong with the old classics: le Jardin du Luxembourg (in the 6th), le Parc Monceau (in the 8th)... but you could also try out the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (in the 19th) or the Parc Montsouris (literally "Mice Mountain"!) (in the 14th).
And finally, even though you can click here
for a link to the best online weather forecasts for Paris, don't be so cocky as to leave for your picnic without taking an umbrella - just in case!