Sunday, 18 May 2014

Canal Saint-Martin

My final day in Paris started on a sunny note so C and I headed to the Canal Saint-Martin to make the most of it after a rather rainy day and a rather late night out on Saturday. And because almost everything is closed in Paris on a Sunday but, having diligently done my research, I knew that the appropriately named Antoine & Lili on Quai de Valmy would be open...

The canal is lined with leafy streets and boutique shops. It's so peaceful and feels like a world away from central Paris.
McCafe was the day's provider of caffeine. Wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses, American Apparel jacket, Oasis dress and orange scarf from somewhere.
Graffiti in keeping with the area's "cool" status.
Our nice sunny walk typically then turned into monsoon rain. I'm not even exaggerating. We ducked into the first place that looked like it might serve food while the downpour cleared. Thankfully it was a good call - this chevre salad was amazing and we were left to chat away until the weather became nice again.
Antoine & Lili did not disappoint. It has to be one of the most beautiful and colour-coordinated shops I have ever seen. If I wasn't still on a "sort of" spending ban and if I had taken more than a Longchamp bag as luggage I could have done some serious damage here. I did pick up one petite purchase but more on that another time...
The rest of the day was spent walking through the now-sunny streets back to C's apartment, Paris is rather eerie on a Sunday with all of the major stores being shut but Starbucks was open so I somehow ended up spending €5 on a soya cappuccino (worth it!). Suddenly it was 8pm, my Eurostar was calling and it was time to say au revoir and a bientot to both C and to Paris. Thank you both for a lovely weekend!



  1. That salad has my belly rumbling lily! Ah I need to go to Paris again!

  2. I love the Canal Saint-Martin! Always stop by when I'm in Paris!

    - Elodie x

  3. That salad looks AMAZING!

  4. Oh I'm feeling like I really want to go back to Paris now! That salad looks yum :-)


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