Wandering Wednesdays

Wandering Wednesday / French Californian

On Monday, the sun was out and all I needed to keep warm was a light jacket. I was on the hunt to find Easter treats in the chocolateries of Paris, but I also stumbled across tons of other great things! I walked all the way from Boulangerie La Moulin de la Vierge on Rue Saint Dominique, to the golden doors and dome of the Hôtel des Invalides, to the spring window displays at Ladurée, and the beautifully designed restaurants of Saint Germain and Saint Michel. I felt happy to be alive, and I think this batch of photos might be my favourite yet.

Wandering Wednesday / French Californian
At the Moulin de la Vierge, they call a pain au chocolat a chocolatine, the common name in the South.
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian The view from my table inside the bakery
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian Ladurée really knows how to put together a great window display. The hens are for Easter.
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian   The mixture of sun and smog made a hazy photo… because of the smog, all the public transport was free that day, so that’s a win in my book!
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian The opulent doors to the Hôtel des Invalides, Napoleon’s resting place.
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian Pharmacies on every street.
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian I I had to stop and snap a picture of this courtyard when I noticed that the main door had been left open.
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian An AMAZING chocolate shop on Rue Bonaparte, next-door to Pierre Hermé
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian Art Nouveau to the max! Le Petit Zinc
Wandering Wednesday / French Californian Pretty restaurant on the quai of the Seine

I'm a Californian in my mid-twenties who studied Art History and lived in France for 3 years. I blog honestly about my travels, share my thoughts on life, and get poetic about art and photography. I also sell prints of my photographs on Etsy.

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