As my time is dwindling down in Paris, the months have turned into days, I decided to reflect each Friday on five things or “cinq choses” I appreciate in my day to day Parisian life. They are small things, but things that make me fall even more in love with this city.
1. My metro line (ligne 4) is incredible. It runs North to South in Paris,allowing me to get anywhere easily. Also, because my station is towards the end of the line, I love the certain occasions when I have the train to myself.
The station entrance is in the art deco style—one of the few still remaining
2. Indulging in falafel after class at a restaurant that has been deemed “best falafel in the world.”
3. Musée de l’Orangerie. A very doable museum containing art from dealer and collector, Paul Guillaume during the Belle Epoque. Originally the museum was built to house Monet’s Water Lillie’s, or Nymphs—and it still does upstairs. Downstairs you can find Guillaume’s collection of artists such as Renior, Cezanne, Modigliani and more.
4. This dog, guarding his laverie or dry cleaners.
5. On a walk home, finding this thrift store that was far from thrifty. Everything in it was brand new! I found Christian Dior lingerie for 36 euros. Steal.