Show Notes for Episode 190: 12 Perfect Spots for a Picnic in Paris



Did you miss some of those French words I rattled off in the episode? Here they are all written out below.

12 Perfect Spots for Your Picnic in Paris

  1. Pont des Arts
  2. Vert Galant Park
  3. Quai des Tournelles along the Seine
  4. Jardin du Luxembourg
  5. Place des Vosges
  6. Jardin du Palais Royal
  7. Champ de Mars or Trocadero
  8. Square Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet in Montmartre
  9. Buttes de Chaumont Park
  10. Square des Batignoles (shopping on rue de Lévis)
  11. Parc Monceau (shopping on rue de Lévis)
  12. Lac Daumesnil in the Bois de Vincennes
boulangerie in paris, a man and a woman waiting in line in front of the counter
Photo Annie Sargent

French Picnic Foods

Recommended Grocery Stores in Paris: Franprix, Carrefour, Monoprix, Casino, Biocoop, etc. There are many more, such as Auchan and Leclerc, but they don’t have a presence in Paris.

French Foods You Could Try

  • grated carrot salad
  • celery root salad (célery rave)
  • sliced cucumber salad
  • cubed beet salad
  • salade de museau
  • pâté de campagne, pâté de foie
  • foie gras
  • jambon au torchon
  • jambon de Bayonne
  • French cheese made with “lait cru” (raw milk)
  • Orangina soda
cheese store in paris, two women customers selecting the products they want and a woman clerk helping them
Photo Annie Sargent
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