Who said that Paris was a grey city? Well ok, it does rain a lot, but after the rain there is always a rainbow, right? To demonstrate that Paris is actually a colorful city, we started a series of photos, showing the capital of France in its best colors. For all of those who feel blue sometimes, here is our first edition of the series, starting with Paris in the Blue.
An iconic French car can often be seen parked at Monmartre. This baby can drive you straight to the 60s. The model is called Citroën 2CV and it is considered to be ”the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car” by Car Magazine journalist and author L. J. K. Setright.
A beautiful piece of Street Art will surprise you in the Marais at rue des Hospitalières-Saint-Gervais. The author of the portrait is an artist called Gregos and you can see a lot of his original works all over Paris. He is famous for his series called “Faces on the walls of the city”.
Here is a bike left at the corner of the street at Saint-Paul. Bike is one of the main transports in Paris. If you don’t have one of your own, you can always rent a Velib. More than 20,000 Velibs are available for rent in Paris.
This pretty window was spotted at Saint-Paul. The owner of the house surely has green fingers. As Parisian apartments are often small, there is a tendency to create little gardens shared by the inhabitants, where every neighbor could plant something. The concept is called Jardin partagé. Another interesting tendency is the vertical garden.
One of the best coffe shops in Paris is without a doubt -Ten bells. The cafe has a truly impressive coffee machine, that makes true wonders. It is situated two steps away from the most bohemian places in Paris – Canal Saint-Martin. For the best coffee in Paris you can read our article - Top 5 Coffee Shops in Paris! It’s Wakey Time!
In Paris you can attend of all kinds of great festivals. Events usually take place in the parks during spring and summer seasons. This month you can attend the We Love Green music festival to listen to London Grammar and Lorde, or celebrate the urban culture with Villette Street festival.
But the main music festival is of course Rock on Seine, that takes place on the 22d, 23d and 24th of August in the huge park of Saint-Cloud. For this festival some of the participants really want to stand out from the crowd! This year the event celebrates its 10 years anniversary with the legendary Blondie, The Prodigy, Arctic Monkeys,The Hives, La Roux, Die Antwoord and many others.
If you’re less into festivals, but more into parks, you can visit a great place called Bois de Vincennes - the largest public park in Paris, created in the XIX century by the Emperor Louis Napoleon. The park has four lakes, an arboreteum and a floral garden with stunning peacocks.
This untypical Parisian cafe called Theatre d’Edgar can be seen at Montparnasse at 58 boulevard Edgar Quinet. It is actually a cafe and a theater at the same time. A great place for French cuisine and French comedy. The auditorium is quite small and the stage is really close to the public, which helps to create a real cozy and intimate atmosphere.
L’Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous historical monuments is the world. It was created by the architects Jean Chalgrin and Louis-Étienne Héricart de Thury. At the top there is a small museum, where you can see different models of the Arc and learn the story of its construction. And those who want to enjoy a panoramic view of Paris have to climb 46 steps in order to reach the roof of the monument and its terrace!
And if you’re still feeling blue, just take a look at the Parisian sky!