I am a book lover and I’m proud of it. I think books are cool and reading is sexy!
Of course, I’m talking here about real books, you know the ones that are made of paper. Books you can touch, can smell. I don’t like reading on a tablet. It’s so unromantic. Not to mention all those empty bookshelves! Did you know you could learn a lot about someone by checking out his bookshelves?
When it comes to where I like to read, I do have my favorite spots. At home, I love to sit in my old armchair, curled up with a blanket and a cup of tea. I also like to read in bed, right before I fell asleep.
But I prefer to read outdoors. And it really doesn’t matter what kind of season it is. I love to feel like I’m around people even when I’m focussed on the story.
Paris is a wonderful place to read outdoors. In this blog, I’m going to share some of my favorite reading spots in the city. And when you are on one of these spots and you see a book nerd with blond hair, don’t forget to say hi!
Who doesn’t love to read along the Seine? There are so many lovely spots around here. Take place along the river and let your feet dangle above the water. I like to sit between the bridges Pont de L’archevêché and the Pont de la Tournette, I love the view of the Notre Dame from here.
It’s a cozy square with lots of benches in the sun or shadow. Around the square, there are many cafes where you can take a cup of coffee or enjoying a delicious lunch.
Square du Vert-Galant
Close to Place Dauphine and the Pont Neuf you can find the Square du Vert-Galant, a small park on the tip of the island île de la Cité. This park has many benches in the sun and shadow, but if you take a walk around the park, you can also find plenty of places to sit along the Seine.
Jardin du Luxembourg
And of course, there’s the Jardin du Luxembourg. This park is a perfect place to read. Take a sit on one of the benches under the trees or take place in one of the green chairs around the pond. Please notice that you are not allowed to sit on the grass!