My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”
J is for “Un Jardin et un Jambon-beurre”
What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
Ok. Obviously there are beaucoup de beaux jardins (lots of beautiful gardens) in France. I have a beautiful little book called “Quiet Corners of Paris” and I think I’ll try and find some of them. But I’m going to depart from “J” a little bit. I’m not just interested in formal “gardens”, but also parks and other outdoor spaces with beautiful views. My husband and I adore hiking, and from the reading I’ve been doing, Je crois que (I believe that) we will be able to enjoy a nice jambon-beurre (French-style sandwich with ham and butter…gosh, that sounds so much better in French!) and a beautiful view at the same time. So I think I’d like to “plan” that. I want to be careful not to plan too much, because (as I regress to the letter “I” ) it is often les choses Inattendues qui arrivent (unexpected things which happen) that make the best memories. So today’s post is a little bit vague, I guess, because I want to leave some moments for these things.
Where is it? Où est-ce?
Everywhere and anywhere! But I do like the idea of wandering around le Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, and le Jardin des Plantes, le Jardin Tino Rossi (Musée de la sculpture en plein air avec des musiciens le soir) and le Bois de Boulogne (huge park near Paris). My “overall” plan includes four régions, each with various possible randonnées (hikes). A pique-nique on the Mediterranean, a day hiking, a glimpse of the French Alps as we explore the Isère région...pourquoi pas ? (why not?) Wandering in a medieval village of Bourgogne…the possibilities are endless!
Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?
I think these will be some bons souvenirs of our trip, not too planned out, but almost par hasard (by chance). I know that on many trips that we’ve taken, it has been the things that we didn’t plan that turned out to be the things we treasured the most later on.
And you, dear A to Z-ers? Et vous ?
In your opinion, what is the best place in France to sit outside and peacefully enjoy a jambon-beurre ? Where did you find the best example of this simple sandwich?
Alors à demain, chers lecteurs ! See you tomorrow!