Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paris on a Rainy Day

This month, Paris on a rainy day is pretty much every day. A few slivers of sunlight here and there, but for the most part, January has been all about gray skies and deep puddles. 

So what to do on such days? I know I'm not being extremely creative with this one, but… It's the perfect time to visit a museum! Since I go everywhere by foot, bus or subway, I still had to trek through the rain a bit. (Necessary footwear when you live in Paris: A stylish pair of rain boots!).

Speaking of footwear, the work that most stands out in my mind from my visit to the Pompidou modern art museum this month was Dali's "Gala's Shoe." (Perhaps because my 3-year-old daughter said: "Oooh! I want that shoe!") I'm not a big fan of surrealism, but I do like Dali quite a bit so the shoe that otherwise might have seemed silly actually was my favorite piece of art on display.

In any case, if the rain and cold continue into February, I'll probably seek cover at the Musee d'Orsay and admire the works of impressionism. Now that's more my style!

In other mundane adventures, I spent some time sitting around at my neighborhood café, braving the rain as I walked along the Canal Saint-Martin and curling up inside my apartment to write and read.

So that about wraps up the month of January!

What do you most enjoy doing on rainy days?    


  1. Actually, your post sums it up. Museums and galleries are perfect, and really miss them down here 'au fin fond de l'Ariège'. As a substitute, a bit of baking or comfort cooking generally hits the spot. Lemon drizzle cake anyone?

    1. Yes, baking on a rainy day is one of my favorite things! We made a chocolate cake this week... I could go for lemon, though. Good idea...

  2. Museums are a great idea as well as baking! At the moment it's been reading since I'm still waiting for my living to be decorated. IT's taking forever.....So all I do is read and watch videos. :(

    1. Ah, I know how that feels! With weather like this and being stuck inside, it's great to be a bookworm :)