Archive for June, 2008

Where to eat in St Germain des prés?

Hi there!

If you plan to wander around St Germain to visit the “Parcours” or the “Marché” described in previous post, you might want to have a break, eat or drink something in the area…

I work in the area of St Germain des Prés wich is nice, but unfortunately it is an expensive area and finding good and not- too-expensive place to have lunch can be tricky.

As today is sunny and makes me want to go out for lunch to enjoy the sun, I thought I could share my favorite places with you… (note that prices might have change since last time I was there!)

Le petit St Benoit : 4 rue St Benoit…incredible place where you can feel the atmosphere of good oldSt Germain… The door by itself is an adventure! During summer they have tables outside, wich is really nice since the street is not crowded. The prices are reasonable (around 12€ for a meal, 3.5 for desserts), and it’s really good!! If you’re fish addict try their “cassolette de poissons”(10.5€).

Le pré aux clrecs : 30 rue Bonaparte, typical brasserie, good salads, wonderful magret and do try the “mousse au chocolat”! It’s a little more expensive than the previous one (count 13€ for a salad, 16€ for meals). Few tables outside, nice since they also put grass and trees on the sidewalk but lots of people passing through…

Wabosso : 6 ue des Ciseaux, Korean restaurant, if you like Bibimbap (rice covered with meat, egg, vegetables…) you will like this restaurant (around 13€ for a Bibimbap).

But my favorite place to enjoy the sun is le pont des arts…

Take your lunchbox or a sandwich and sit there, looking at the boats… For a cheap sandwich, you can go at the CROUS cafeteria, inside Paris Descartes university (45 rue des Sts Pères), where sandwich are 2.8 to 3.1€ (don’t expect too much fantasy in the fillings) but the place is closed during summer… There’s also a very good boulangerie 57 rue Jacob, sandwiches are around 3.5€ to 5 €. But if you’re there in the afternoon, try their “tradi choco”, a small baguette full of chocolate chips… they take it out of the oven at 3pm… ;-)

This is all for today, but do share your favorite places in the area by commenting the post.

Fête du vélo 2008

Ce week-end, à côté du jardin du Luxembourg, se tenait la Fête du Vélo 2008 : “Tous à vélo !” (ou en rollers)

affiche fête du vélo 2008

J’y suis passée par hasard, mais étant piétonne, je n’ai pas fait le tour des tentes… Néanmoins, un certain nombre de demoiselles ont retenu mon attention : elles portaient des casques à visière assez étrange et donnaient des tracts aux passants… Je me suis donc approchée et elles m’ont expliqué : elles portaient (et faisaient de la pub pour) le “bob bike”, cette espèce de casque étrange et coloré. Plein d’illustrations sur leur site ABCsign, je pense que ça vaut le détour !
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Parcours St Germain

If you’ve been around St Germain des Prés since last Friday you may have seen strange things going on like upside-down car, giant little girl etc.

Voiture

They are all part of Parcours St Germain, an art exhibition which particularity is to take place in the street, shops, cafés and restaurant of St Germain. This year’s theme is “Once upon a time”…

Grandeur de l’enfance

Will you find out which legends inspired the art installations ?

Everything will disappeared on the 19th of June so don’t wait too much! Check the map with all directions and participating shops and cafés.

The Eiffel Tower

Just because :)

Vue sur la Tour Eiffel et la Seine

Quelques événements en Juin : soyons prêt à en profiter !

Tout d’abord je tiens à faire remarquer que cette liste est loin d’être exhaustive ! Mais voici 3 événements du mois de juin qui ont retenu mon attention :

– La fête de la musique : la musique envahie les rues de Paris pour une nuit !

– Le jardin éphémère de l’Hotel de Ville : une jardin s’installe temporairement à de l’Hotel de Ville !

– La foire Saint-Germain : des marchés et des salons (de l’antiquité aux maths modernes) se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas sur la place Saint-Sulpice !

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