When it comes to organising a picnic there are three important factors to keep in mind: the location, the food and the company.
When it comes to location, there are numerous spots in Paris where you can enjoy a nice picnic. You can either go to the parks, such as Luxembourg Gardens or the Parc Monceau, if you prefer some greenery. Along the Seine there are plenty of options so I would base your choice on which monument you fancy having as a view - either Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, etc. We choose a spot between the Alexandre III Bridge and the Invalides Bridge as you can see on the map here:
We had a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and, as the sun set, the Iron lady started to light up gradually until it sparkled on the hour at night. It was definitely a magical evening. We bought some French rosé, a good French camembert, a baguette, some fresh fruit and a beautiful pink Hortensia to decorate (you can easily find these bits locally in Paris). The one thing we did forget was a wine screw but thankfully we met some girls by the river who were better prepared than us and helped open our bottle of wine.
Where's your favourite spot in Paris to have a picnic?
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