My Perfect Sunday in the City of Light

Here’s exactly how I’d be spending my Sunday in the City of Light.

Breakfast of croissants, baguette with butter and jam, and cafe creme at a cafe overlooking the bustling Place de la Bastille. Then shopping at the fantastic Marche Bastille, a massive outdoor farmer’s market that stretches several blocks from the Bastille along the Boulevard Richard Lenoir.

After dropping off my food purchases at my apartment I’ve rented for my stay, I walk through the Marais doing a bit of window shopping and perhaps buying a book or magazines at the renowned Le Mots a la Bouche LGBT bookstore on the Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie. Then it’s just down the street for a quick lunch at one of my favorite casual restaurants, Le Gai Moulin.



Fortified with a starter of baked eggs with foie gras and a main dish of confit de canard, I head across the Rue du Renard/Rue Beaubourg to the world-famous Pompidou Center to spend a couple of hours checking out the latest temporary art exhibit (currently “Frida and I,” a collection of Frida Kahlo’s work). I also pay a quick visit to my favorite pieces in the Musee National d’Art Moderne (hosted on two floors below the temporary exhibits in the Pompidou). I love the Pop Art and the Picassos, but I return time and again to view the impressive collections of Chagall and Matisse masterpieces.

Before returning home to cook dinner (with the delicious and fresh ingredients I bought at the farmer’s market), I stop at one of my favorite cafes, Le Reinitas, for a hot chocolate or maybe a delectable charcuterie plate, some prime people-watching and flipping through one of my new magazines as I enjoy Parisian life passing by..

My stroll back through the Marais brings me home, where I settle in for a night of cooking,a leisurely dinner, starting my new book and planning my next delightful day in the City of Light!

Heaven. Pure heaven. (More pics of my day below …)