Monday, August 5, 2013

A walk through Paris: Berges de Seine and the Jardin des Tuileries

After the crazy evening Sara and I had coming to Paris, the next day was spent a bit more leisurely...we slept in, had some breakfast, and decided to take a walk along the Berges de Seine, a summer feature installed along the Seine in Paris.

The former street directly along the river is disguised and improved with places to lounge, flowers, outdoor cafes, and all sorts of games and interactive art installations.  It's the High Line of Paris, if you will (and there's much more space to move around!).

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Pont Alexandre III

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While speeding along the Seine in a Lamborghini sounds great, strolling along is still far better, in my opinion.

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Inside a green space.

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One of the packing container lounges (you can reserve them for free at certain hours of the day).

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Chicago and New York City, well-represented.  I went for the cochon confit, anchois, and trévise wrap.

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Anchovies (you can see the shiny skin), pork confit, and radicchio.  My first taste of anchovies still in fish form, and I'm not going to lie, they weren't my favorite.  It's a texture thing, I think.  But the flavors were perfect, especially with the bitter radicchio. 

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Ice cream!  Bio is the designation in Europe for organic, so these were apparently happy European cows...

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Sara, in Australia! 

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Boston!

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My feet, firmly in Paris!

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Jardin des Tuileries.  

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Us girls, lounging away.

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I love that the "weeds" in Paris are bachelor's buttons (the blue ones), poppies, and miniature daisies. 


Walk through Paris on July 4th
A.  Pont Alexandre III  (I couldn't get google to do this walk directly on the water, but rest assured, it exists)
B.  Museé D'Orsay
C.  Museé L'Orangerie
D.  American Church of Paris
E.  Pont d'léna (bridge at the Eiffel Tower

3 comments:

Mary Kay said...

What a fun post. I loved seeing your feet firmly in Paris -- and in such "perfect for the occasion shoes"!

By the way, there is something really similar to The High Line in Paris. It's called the Promenade plantée. We'll have to go there the next time you're in town.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promenade_plant%C3%A9e

Mary Kay said...

Thanks for the mention and link!

Bridget said...

I know, those shoes and the red dress ended up being so perfect together! They actually had a sale on 6pm, and I bought them in a tan/white stripe color as well for $15. It's absolutely worth it to have comfy and fun summer sandals!

And I do love the pictures of the Promenade, that will definitely be on my list when I come back to Paris!