#20: Paris….again

Louvre at night, Paris, France.
Louvre at night, Paris, France. Photo: J. Chung

One of the best things about Paris in winter are the lights at night. I spent a number of evenings walking along the Seine, the Champs Elysee, and to Place Vendome just so I could see the beautiful displays of light.

Place Vendome, Paris France. Photo: J. Chung
Place Vendome, Paris France. Photo: J. C

And during the day, there is nothing better than sitting at an outdoor cafe, drinking a vin chaud (here’s the recipe you can make at home: French mulled wine) and watching people go by.

Where do I like to sit outside (with a glass of wine if you can) and watch people go by?

Paris in winter France

  • Terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower, perhaps from one of the museums at the Palais de Chaillot
  • Blvd St-Germain-from Deux Magots
  • Cafe in Place St-Sulpice
  • Boat on the Seine
  • Jardin de Luxembourg
  • Ile de la Cite
  • Cafe Marly in the Louvre
  • Jardin des Tuileries
  • Musee Rodin

During 10 days in Paris in early January I also visited the Louvre at night, the free Sempé art exhibit at the Hotel de Ville, and the organic market (Marché biologique Raspail) at Boulevard Raspail and rue de Cherche-Midi. The weather was lovely, not too cold especially when the sun was out. Trip #20 To France-Paris