Monday, September 24, 2012

le dimanche

I'm not sure if you're aware or not... but Paris isn't a very convenient place on a Sunday. Very few stores are open and hardly any service providers are available, leaving countless French people and Francophiles to truly taking the day off. Just imagine how "unproductive" the day must be in a small provincial town!
This can be frustrating for Americans, and understandably so--we're accustomed to having 24/7 access to anything and everything and most of our life "stuff" gets done on the weekend. Still, I'm choosing to embrace this foreign concept. My sole Sunday responsibility is to spend quality time with someone I adore? Merci bien.
[Buffet brunch at Monseiur: coffee, tea, pear juice, orange juice, croissants, scrambled eggs, mesclun salads, pain au chocolat, fruit salad, pancakes, bread, cheese, butter, jam, and frommage blanc topped with a berry compote]
[My date for the day: Marie]
[A longer than expected visit to Musée Carnavalet - (see more photos here)]
[market-shopping at Bastille and window-shopping in Le Marais]

Sure, I may have had a whole lot of reading to do for class (which I did do, eventually), but I couldn't have asked for a more perfect Sunday.
["êtes la plus belle" = "you are the most beautiful/fairest of them all"]


  1. Ah yes, Sundays in France (and most of Europe, for that matter) can be frustrating. But it can also be a blessing, as it forces you to be better organised during the week so you can spend quality time with people you love and explore places and things in the city that you normally wouldn't have time to appreciate! I'm all for embracing this concept. :)

    Anyhow, just wanted to stop by and say hi!!



    1. Thanks so much for the hello! I agree, it is a (frustrating) blessing. Case in point: everything above :)

  2. I've been enjoying reading your blog posts about life in Paris, especially since I'm currently abroad for studying myself! While I'm in Italy not France, the stores here are pretty much closed on Sundays, as well as during midday in the week. It's pretty strange, but I'm going to try and get the most out of it, even if it means more studying ;)

    Hope you're having a great time in Paris!

    1. I'm so glad. Enjoy Italy! It's certainly an adjustment, but hopefully for the better. I'm finding more time to study, too!


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