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A Picnic in Paris: Where to Source Everything you Need for the Perfect Picnic in Paris!

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Picnics and Paris go hand in hand, much like ketchup and mayonnaise or chocolate gelato and raspberry sorbet. For my annual trip to Paris I revisited my favourite time of year – Spring and in particular, April to see the cherry blossoms once more.

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Creating the Perfect Paris Picnic!

On one of my weekends an old friend came to visit from Denmark, who I met five years ago when visiting Copenhagen. Jasmina had offered to show me around her city and we instantly became great friends. A couple of years later I received a wedding invite in Arabic, inviting me to her wedding in Tunisia.

Five years later we met up in Paris and our day scavenger hunting for goodies around Paris to take to our picnic has been one of my favourite days in Paris of all my trips here. Good company, good food, and that view!

If you’re pushed for time, there are a couple of companies who actually source the products themselves and deliver a basket to you in a park of your choice. It is much more expensive, but I suppose has the benefit of a picnic rug and a basket (though you don’t get to go on an adventure around town and have all the fun!)

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Cream Puffs from Popelini 

If you chance your visit on a warm day in Spring or Summer, be sure to avoid chocolate! A great alternative that won’t melt is a cream puff – which are currently all the rage in Paris. Popelini has one of the largest selections in terms of flavour and is also considered by many to be the best in Paris.

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Macarons from the Patisserie

Another great sweet treat that won’t melt in the sun is my favourite treat of all time: macarons! Nowadays you can buy macarons all over the city – at every bakery and patisserie you stumble upon. My favourite macarons are those from Carette – they’re a little more soft and cloudy than those at Laduree. Pierre Herme is great for inventive flavours, though I’d steer clear of his salted caramel macarons, there are more flavoursome options elsewhere.

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Bread from the Boulangerie 

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to bread and Paris, so don’t fret if this is the last thing you buy. A trust baguette goes down well with a cheese platter (cheese shops can be a little harder to find, but continue reading for assistance). Whilst there you might as well throw in a croissant or two!

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All of the Things from Monoprix!

A little shortcut never hurt nobody! On a day sourcing produce we were having difficulty finding a cheese store open on the weekend, so in a last ditch effort to gather our goodies, dropped in to a Monoprix (a.k.a. supermarket) to top up our stash.

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    Roll the ball
    May 16, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I love your items, they are so pretty! I have some friends in France, I wish I had a chance to go there.

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    Isabella
    May 13, 2018 at 1:10 am

    That looks amazing! Especially the macarons! And your outfit is really cute too. I’ve never been to Paris before, but I definitely want to go soon xx

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    Mike Satier
    May 11, 2018 at 3:20 pm

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    May 9, 2018 at 8:54 am

    This is awesome. I am visiting Paris in a week from now with my girlfriend. She is excited to visit and explore the culture there.

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    May 8, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    On my first day of my first trip to Paris, I immediately went to the Eiffel Tower and was sorely disappointed! I felt much like I was on Hollywood and after being harassed by a man who persistently tried to sell me trinkets and kept calling me Lady Gaga, I left. The magic was burst even before my first sunset.
    Two days later, I found the Trocadero and found the Paris I was waiting to fall in love with.

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    Yvonne
    May 1, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Avoid chocolate?! That’s tough for a choco-addict.
    Paris is so perfect though. Picnic with the view of the Eiffel tower during spring. Can it get any more perfect?
    Stunning post, thank you for the recommendations and keep sharing!

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    Diane
    April 30, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Fab pics! Paris is a wonderful place to visit and so happy to see you had a great time there. I’m a big fan of Monoprix as well, especially their nylon shopping bags in fun patterns. 😉

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    April 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information, Paris is my dream city and the dream moment which I want to catch and want to engrave in my life is that sparkling of lights at the Eifel Tower.

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    April 30, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Ahhh why is Paris so perfect?

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    April 30, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Oh gosh! I would love to be having a picnic in Paris right now! Paris in springtime is the best time and this looks wonderful. (Especially the trees and macarons – I mean come-on, who doesn’t love macarons?!) Have a nice week dear 🙂

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    the adventurer
    April 30, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I loved having picnics around Paris when I lived there for a semester =o)

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    April 29, 2018 at 4:16 am

    To me, all you need is bread, cheese and something that grows in the ground–fruit or vegetable. At the moment, strawberries are fantastic. We are not in Paris, but in Carcassonne, where we are spoiled for all the choices of delicious breads, amazing cheeses and local, untreated strawberries.

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    April 28, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Oh, how perfect! I am visiting Paris in less than a month, and I told my boyfriend we just HAVE to go on a picnic! Thanks so much for all of the recommendations. 🙂

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