Now that ‘summer’ has finally arrived in Paris (it’s 18 degrees at 12pm as I write this, hot!) it’s picnic/drinks by the Seine time in Paris. I am very anti-social and don’t usually go to these events but this week I went to two and they were actually a lot of fun!
Picnic by The Seine
If you live in Paris and are not friends with Leesa then you are missing out on all the great expat social events! Get to know her and you’ll get an invite to Picnic by The Seine or maybe even to Disney. This weeks picnic at the demi-lune near the Jardin des Plantes was a mix of old and new (to me) faces and a little dancing (not by me). Special thanks to Jean Paul for bringing so much food! All pics stolen from Facebook.
Aussie Expat Meetup
Picnic by The Seine was followed up by the Aussie Expat Meetup which was held on the Pont des Arts, at least until the fun police arrived and ushered us off the bridge. I didn’t get why we weren’t allowed to have alcohol on the bridge but it was ok to go down by the
very stinky beautiful Seine and drink there. I also didn’t get why the 100s of other people drinking on the Pont des Arts were allowed to stay. Speaking of the Pont des Arts, am I the only one who hates the ‘love locks’ on the bridge? I am obviously not a hopeless romantic who thinks it’s sweet. I think it’s an eyesore. Thanks to my good Aussie friend Ali for organising the meetup. You can join the Aussie Expat group here to be notified of future events.
I didn’t get any photos of the champagne drinking Aussies but did get a few of the surrounds.