La rentrée is over, the weekend of les Journées du Patrimoine has passed, spring fashion week is underway and tomorrow is the annual Nuit Blanche festival, when many of the city's cultural institutions stay open all night long.
To me, these events mark the arrival of Fall in Paris. And yet, just last week I captured this summery scene at the Bois de Boulogne.
Ah, the last days of summer. If you find yourself in Paris this weekend, don't miss the chance to wander the city on Saturday night, taking in the free concerts, contemporary art exhibitions, performances and even croissants (the Chambre Professionnelle des Artistes Boulangers-Pâtissiers will be handing out free bread and pastries on the quai d'Anjou, so even if you don't like contemporary art, you'll find something à aimer at Nuit Blanche).
The forecast for Sunday is balmy, which means that you can recover from Saturday night's activities by recreating this scene at le bois. Pack a picnic, rent a rowboat and let yourself drift, soaking up the last rays of summer, Paris-style.