A Perfect Paris Picnic

Carla Coulson paris picnic

If you are coming to Paris this summer you must indulge in one of the Parisians favourite sports, Picnicing..

When there is a hint of sun they really love nothing better than spreading out their blankets, opening a bottle of red and breaking a baguette with friends.

Carla coulson paris picnic

There are many wonderful places to throw out your rug down in Paris but one of my favourites is the hedged area between the Louvre and the Tuileries garden. It’s an awe inspiring view wherever you look, gardens to the left, Louvre to the right and the Eiffel Tower floating about it all.

carla coulson paris picnic

The Tuileries garden no matter what season area visual delight. Medicine for the eyes and I was thinking of my darling gardener dad when I took this pics (shout out to dad!).

carla coulson paris picnic

The lawns are like bowling greens in the Tuileries and definately not for spreading out your blanket!

carla coulson paris picnic

You can grab a chair around the lake if you would prefer??

carla coulson paris picnic

Or in summer take a ride at the carnival that is smack bang in the middle of the park along the Rue du Rivoli side.

carla coulson paris picnic

And when the day and the picnic is done you can make your way home via the beautiful Louvre..


Always a treat for the senses.

carla coulson paris picnic

Buon picnic!!

“Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.” Charles de Montesquieu



If you know someone coming to Paris please share.. x


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10 years ago

You have just made a little 4-year old girl very excited on seeing the Ferris Wheel. See you soon! Merci.

Debra Kolkka
10 years ago

I am ready for a picnic here any time!

10 years ago

These shots make me so nostalgic for Paris!! C xx

Corrina Tough
10 years ago

Beautiful Carla, can’t wait- Ill be there soon… may that warm glow still be around in a few weeks and I will definitely have a picnic or two in Paris xx Corrina Tough

10 years ago

Such divine pics Carla!
We went to Luco at dusk…the light was like this – fabulous but the pictures can’t compare.

emily @ Town And Country Shuffle

Hi Carla,

Thanks for the Paris “eye candy”… what a treat. It brings back sweet memories… I used to run in the Tuileries gardens every morning when I was there for work. It was so magical.

BTW – I added you to my blogroll. I hope that is ok.

regards from New York,
Emily @ Town And Country Shuffle

10 years ago

LOVE a picnic in Paris! Once did a picnic on one of the benches at the base of the Eiffel Tower. And now some new places to try! Thanks for this, Carla!

La Contessa
10 years ago


Peggy Braswell
10 years ago

I am ready for a paris picnic + wonderful photos. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

10 years ago

Lovely light – great for a stroll! I’ve noticed there are lots of picnic blankets spread out in parks all over Paris these days. Can’t imagine that happening in a big Italian city!


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