November 2, 2014

A Weekend Walk in Paris' 5th and 6th Arrondissements

Yesterday was by far the most beautiful November 1st that I have ever seen in Paris. The sun was shining down gloriously over the city, and everyone was stepping out in their summer tees.

Wanting to take advantage of this unseasonably warm weather, my husband and I set off for an afternoon stroll. Starting in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, we took in a little window shopping on the Boulevard Saint-Germain and meandered down to the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, to find l'église Saint-Germain and bustling terraces of Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots.

L'église Saint-Germain, Paris

Les Deux Magots, Paris

Continuing onward, we made our way past l'église Saint-Sulpice and to the Jardin du Luxembourg to take in the sunshine and beautiful fall reds and golds.

Street near l'église Saint-Sulpice

Jardin du Luxembourg in fall, Paris

Crowd at the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Palais du Luxembourg, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Statue of St. Clothilde, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

La fontaine Médicis, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

L'acteur Grec, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Bright fall flowers at the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

As the sun was beginning to set, we continued on to the steps of the Panthéon, where some of France's most famous citizens lie.

View from the Panthéon, Paris

And before heading home, we made a quick trip through the Quartier Latin and were just in time for a lovely procession in front of Notre-Dame in honor of "Toussaint", All Saints' Day.

Notre-Dame, Paris

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