Saturday 28 July 2012

Paris in July Hot, Hot, Hot

For my final Paris in July Saturday Snapshot I thought about my experience of Paris in July. I was in Paris in July in 2010 and it was HOT. It was hot walking around. It was hot in the Metro. It was hot trying to sleep. It was hot in the Louvre (airconditioned? Non).

Everyone was looking for a way to cool off
We hit Aquaboulevard for a day
The locals were looking for ways to keep cool too

They do love Diet Coke for some reason, and sparkly hats it seems

We ate Berthillon every day.

Different flavours every day!
My son learnt to read French on these boards

Ahhh, Berthillon. Best. Icecream. Ever. 

Sometimes icecream was the destination.
Amorino is definitely worth a detour.
Magnums in France have an M and real dots of vanilla in the icecream
The thrill of travel for the young. 

We ate sorbet in cafes.
Beaujolais! Chilled red wine- for lunch. 
So fantastic, it's life changing.  

We made use of the water sellers everywhere
We ate delicious raspberries pretty much every day.
Although I think they were Spanish.

We picnicked by the Seine
And enjoyed the fabulous atmosphere and entertainment

Evening walks were wonderful. The beautiful Parisian evening light.
Accidentally happening upon more beauty. 

Next July I'll be in Paris again!
I can't wait. 

Paris in July is cohosted by Karen at BookBath 
and Tamara at Thyme for Tea 


Cipriano said...

Oh, I love that first pic best, I think.
I want to just lounge there forever.
Paris seems, to be, in any month, better than anywhere else, in any season.
Yet I've never been.

Kailana said...

Oh, that's great that you will be there again next July! Great pictures!

Vicki said...

I've always wanted to visit Paris!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

Christine Harding said...

Your pictures really conjure up the feel of Paris. I love them. My Snapshot is at

skiourophile said...

Lovely pictures - though I'm glad I've never been there when it's really hot. My favourite Berthillon ice-cream flavour is pain d'épices!

Unknown said...

Lovely shots, hope you've had a great holiday! I've only been there once when I was younger with school but hope to go again, with the freedom to explore!

Trish said...

That does look hot hot hot! It never fails to astound me just how beautiful Paris is.

bermudaonion said...

Our son loved to order his own ice cream when we lived in France. I see things have changed when we lived there - you would never have seen a Frenchman in tennis shoes then. That was a sure sign of an American. Thanks for sharing your great photos!

BooksPlease said...

Great photos - Magnum with real vanilla pieces sounds delicious.

Jyoti Babel said...

I have great memories of my visit to this city.. Awesome place.. Icecream are a sure way to beat the heat..

Paulita said...

Ice cream, chilled red wine, I'd take the heat in return for those experiences. Congrats on returning to Paris in July. Then you can post some up-to-the-minute shots next July. Here's Mine

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Even now when we talk about our trip to Paris, it's the ice cream that my daughter always brings up first. I have to prompt her about the Mona Lisa and the Winged Victory of Samothrace! lol!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I feel cooler just reading your post! And now I have an inexplicable urge to go eat ice cream.

Your photos are just wonderful. Like a quick trip to Paris.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Luscious photos! The ice cream, the fruits, the wine...I want it all!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Can one ever get enough ice cream in Paris?
or anywhere for that matter...
Love your hot hot hot Paris pics too!
You must try Paris pools for a cooloff next time. So easy and very refreshing
merci carolg

MedicatedMoo said...

Lovely photos - strangely I now have a hankering for a faceful of sorbet....

Can you believe we've been in Geneva for a year now and STILL NOT BEEN TO PARIS...? Talks are afoot to do just that in the October mid term break.

And yep, Diet Coke (or 'Coke Light') is huge in French-Suisse too.

gautami tripathy said...

Fantastic photos! That ice cream made me drool!

Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I've felt like I've been to Paris this month with 'Paris In July'. Such a vibrant, lively city.

Eva said...

What a lovely series, looks like a great visit even if it was very hot.
Actually, all those ice cream shots...I'll have to duck into the freezer and pull out some ice cream. :-)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Fabulous photos♫ What a great experience♪

Barbara said...

Lovely tour of Paris. Makes me want to return.

JoAnn said...

You have perfectly captured Paris in July!

Laura BurgandyIce said...

*sigh* Love your pictures!!! The ice cream, especially feels like a special foreign treat. Great pictures!!

Satia said...

You make my mouth water.

The framboise a la rose especially delights me.

Alyce said...

I'm surprised they don't have air conditioning in the Louvre. Those many ice cream flavors look very yummy! I could see why that could become a destination of the day. :)

Sim Carter said...

You have sent me to dreamland!
And chilled red wine for lunch no less. Fantastique.

srivalli said...

Some great pictures o trying to cool off in Paris! Yummy ice cream! Thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne said...

I always wanted to visit Paris. I love these pictures!