a rainy afternoon in Paris

When it’s raining in Paris, Olivier would be quite happy to spend the entire day wrapped in a duvet. I get restless if I stay inside all day, so I prefer to get out of the house and do something, even when the weather’s miserable. But even I have to admit that wandering around outside when it’s grey and drizzling is not much fun, even if you happen to be in Paris.

So we went for afternoon tea at Carette.

The perfect antidote to a rainy day is rich, luxurious hot chocolate…

…accompanied by a selection of mini macarons.

Carette is warm, welcoming, and very French. At €12.50 for a hot drink and a patisserie or five mini macarons, it’s not the cheapest option in Paris, but it’s not the most expensive either. It’s definitely better value than Angelina’s, and less touristy.

We could have stayed all afternoon, but eventually we had to go and meet our friends for dinner. By the time we had finished, the rain had stopped, so we decided to walk. The fresh autumn air and and the sunlight reflected in the puddles made it feel as though the whole city had been washed clean.

And so we were able to enjoy the sunshine in Paris after all.



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