I had planned to take you to a cute village outside of Paris but unfortunately the weather was so bad that I had to change my plans so I’m taking you to the 5th arrondissement of Paris for a stroll around Notre-Dame (not too bad either). And don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post.
Let’s start this stroll by the cute Square André Lefevre on rue Saint Jacques.
Odette – 77 rue Galante – 75005 PARIS
You can take out some choux and eat them on a bench in the square René Viviani in front of Notre-Dame.
Then let’s go to the famous English bookstore, Shakespeare & Company which opened recently its own café. How amazing this is to drink your coffee in the middle of books or under the cherry blossom trees!
Shakespeare & Company – 37 rue de la Bûcherie – 75005 PARIS
Then, cross the Seine by taking the bridge “Pont au Double”, and go to Jean XXIII garden close to Notre-Dame. This is one of the most romantic places in Paris during spring, look at this explosion of flowers!
Of course dogs are not allowed in this garden so if you have one, you can also stroll on quai de Montebello, it’s quite nice.
This is my favorite personalized necklace made by Delphine Pariente. Isn’t it cute?
After crossing the bridge “pont de l’Archevêché”, you cana have a nice drink on a terrace. For example I love to go to Esmeralda (2 rue du Cloître Notre Dame) or to café St Régis (6 rue Jean du Bellay).
And then if there’s one place you’re not allowed to miss it’s rue Chanoinesse because in this street you can find Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole, one of the oldest houses in Paris (it’s been built in 1512)! I don’t know if it’s a good restaurant but it’s pretty amazing from outside, especially during summer when wisteria is in full bloom!
Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole – 24 rue Chanoinesse – 7505 PARIS
Let’s end by the flower market on Quai de la Corse to buy flowers for your home or just for the pleasure of smelling them.
Do you like the dress I was wearing that day? It’s a Parisian brand called Lespard. I love their concept “try at home”. You can choose 5 items on the website and they deliver them to you for only 1€. Then you have 3 days to try them. Finally you can send back for free the ones you don’t want to keep and pay the ones you want to keep. Isn’t cool?
Lespard is offering to 5 of you you favorite clothe from this Spring collection. Here are the rules :
1. Choose your favorite item from the Spring collection on lespard.com.
2. Subscribe to lespard.com’s newletter.
3. Leave a comment at the end of this post to tell me what is your favorite item and in what color.
(4. you need to live in France).
See you in 2 weeks to know the name of the winners !
P.S. Sticky is very sick, we are a lot worried. I will tell you more about it as soon as I can.