18 May 2015

Picnic on the Seine

Warm and sunny,  it's another beautiful Sunday in Paris and ... for many  parisiens, it was a perfect day for a picnic.

To begin, we took a walk along the Seine past the book vendors that line le quai du Louvre.

A brief stop at a wine store and a boulangerie for some baguettes, and a pastry for dessert, and voila... we are set to enjoy the sun and the river.

There are hundreds of people lining the Seine, reading, strumming, sleeping and enjoying a picnic like us.

River traffic goes by, mainly tourist vessels like the famous Batobus (hop-on, hop-off).

With the sun, people are out cycling, roller-blading, walking and simply enjoying a beautiful day, and the incredible views the city provides at every turn.

Later in the afternoon a walk through the crowded Latin Quarter, then back across the Seine and, somewhat reluctantly, home.
Photos by Jim Murray. Copyright 2015.

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