Guide to a Picnic in Paris
Combining incredible French produce, and eating it in front of the most iconic French landmark really is as magical as it sounds. This blog post will share what and where to buy the most incredible French produce for a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower.
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The Baguette: Le Grenier à Pain; Le Pétrin de Pigalle
The Baguette – an obvious item, and a staple. You’re in France, you can’t not pick up a fresh baguette. Even if you aren’t having a picnic, you should buy a fresh baguette.
Cheese: Butte Fromagère
Also, obvious! Land of cheese, get as much as you can, try as many as you can because you won’t find cheese like it anywhere else.
Meat: Boucherie Gaudin Jacky
Always good to have on it’s own, or with some baguette. We got butchers quality corn fed chicken (it was yellow, juicy, and so so delicious), rare beef slices, thin sliced cured meats, and a big slab of Pâte
Fruit & Veg: Au Verger des Abbesses
Get yourself some fresh fruit & veg because it is incredible! Homegrown tastes so much better, and you won’t find much fresher than here! We got tomatoes, peaches, and grapes to go with the cheese.
Wine: La Cave Des Abbesses
What better way to wash down your incredible produce than with some amazing French wine! We went with red as it pairs very well with cheese, and also doesn’t need to be cold!
Head to the Eiffel Tower
Now you have all your picnic bits, head over to the Eiffel Tower! We forgot a blanket so we picked up a towel from a stall on the way. If it’s hot there’ll be people selling towels around the fountains as you can got for a swim. We chose a spot across the road from the fountains so we had some shade, we were out of the way of the hustle and bustle, but still had a view of the iconic tower!
And there you have it! A recipe for the perfect day, with incredible produce and one of the most iconic sights in the world. Let us know if you follow this guide to an Eiffel Tower picnic, and how you enjoyed your day! Check our post for some more sightseeing inspo, or check out our guide to more foodie delights in Paris!