Portrait #8 - Julie


For this first portrait Rive Gauche – meaning on the left bank of the Seine river: the Southern part of Paris –, I’ve met with Julie in a very particular restaurant, wild and bucolic: a perfect spot to welcome springtime!

Julie and I met at school about five years ago, and we meet again today, quite far from our school campus in Cergy-Pontoise, one of this late 1980’s bedroom suburbs outside Paris, in this timeless place in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

I used to ask my portrayed girls a couple of questions to share with you some of these Parisian moments we live on a daily routine.
But with this new season coming in, I chose lightness!

Julie, when and where was your last little Parisian moment of yours?

Lately, I went for a walk on a Sunday, in the Marais neighborhood.
I lunched at Miznon with a roasted cauliflower, on rue des Ecouffes, then I continued my walk: all the shops are open there – which is not usually the case in France on Sundays – and you can sense a very special atmosphere there.
I like how heterogeneous this place is.
It is both serene and dynamic, and you immediately get the long-lasting history and soul of this district.
I always encounter a new street yet to explore, and I enjoy walking around with no specific directions in mind.


I'll see you soon for the next upcomming Parisian stories!

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