Parisienne Diary | 10 Things To Do in Paris When It Rains


Parisienne Diary | 10 Things To Do in Paris When It Rains

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Parisienne Diary | 10 Things stop do in Paris when it rains

Dear readers,

The weather was terrible I can tell you. It was very frightening to see how high the water in the Seine was!

The rain didn’t stopped.  Soaking wet we arrived at the office and hoped every day that it would stop and that the sun would return. And last Friday, the River Seine due to reach 6m (19ft) above its normal level, so it was very critical. I worked from home and watched the news each hour.

But what has the city to offer when it rains? When you book your ticket, you hope that the weather will be sunny without grey skies, but the weather is unpredictable, so I will share my selection of 10 things to do in Paris when it rains!

1o things to do in Paris when it rains

📌 Visit the department stores, like Colette, Printemps , Galerie Lafayette and Le Bon Marche.

📌 Visit museums. I can recommend the less known museum of Paris, just like Musee Carnavalet (history of Paris), Musee Galliera-Musee de la Mode et du Costume (fashion), Musee Montmartre (arts), La Maison du Victor Hugo…When you decide to visit La Maison de Victor Hugo, don’t forget to treat yourself after the visit to delicious pastries at Cafe Carette!

📌 Covered passages, like Passage Verdeau, Passage de Jouffroy, Passage des Panoramas (the oldest passage of Paris!), Galeries Vivienne en Colbert

📌 Watching movies in the theatre. Buy the “Periscope” to see what movies you can enjoy in the little theaters of Paris.

📌 Cafe’s! Enjoy your drink and food and a good book or magazine. For example at Angelina’s in a Belle Epoque decor at they serve delicious chocolate.

📌 Stroll the arcades of the Palais Royale and the rue de Rivoli

📌 Visit the flea market, Marche aux puces, de Saint-Ouen.

📌 Visiting the greenhouses in the Jardin des Plantes, where you can walk through a tropical atmosphere.

📌 Make a boat trip on the Seine. Paris seen from the water is wonderful!

📌 Last but not least…Paris is beautiful when it rains…buy an umbrella when it drizzles and make a stroll and enjoy!

For In Your Little Black Book:






  • Passage Verdeau, 6 Rue de la Grange Batelière,Passage de Jouffroy
  • Passage des Panoramas, Rue Saint-Marc
  • Passage Vivienne, 4 rue des Petits Champs
  • Passage Colbert, 4 rue des Petits Champs

Flea Market


The weekend in Amsterdam was awesome. Monday started very smooth and I had a chat with my chief. She was very enthusiastic about my idea for an article about the Nine Streets in Elodie, so, in a couple of weeks, I will take the Thalys to Amsterdam to make photos and to write an article. I am so happy! I send an email to Margot and she was very happy to with the forecast that I will be back soon! Have a lovely weekend my dear readers!

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  1. Leuke tips weer! Ik schrijf ze allemaal op voor de volgende keer. I love the warehouses in Paris!

  2. Oh, wat een heerlijke tips! En met die laatste tip, ben ik het geheel en al eens: zelfs wanneer het regent, is Parijs nog gezellig. (Of, misschien… juíst wanneer het regent!)
    Wat de musea betreft, kan ik me ook voorstellen dat je de wat minder bekende aanbeveelt. De bekende musea zijn super interessant, maar het is er altijd veel te druk naar mijn smaak en ik vind de entree toch ook wel behoorlijk prijzig.
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    • Dank je Sunny! Ben het met je eens, vandaar niet het Louvre of het Orsay, maar de wat kleinere musea die hele interessante tentoonstellingen hebben.

  3. Goeie tips, ik ga deze zomer naar Parijs en hopelijk is het mooi weer, maar zo niet, kan ik deze tips goed gebruiken! Mij lijkt Jardin de Plantes sowieso mooi om te bezoeken!
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  4. Great list of ideas! Exploring museums or sitting in a cafe with a good book would be my go-to option when it rains. Have a nice weekend 🙂

    Eden | Mint Notion

  5. I loved the arcades on Rue de Rivoli when I was in Paris in february, unfortunatly I didn’t get a chance to visit museums because I was with my little daughter but next time I wll make sure I will visit them. Happy weekend.

    • Dank je wel! De boottrip is echt een aanrader, Parijs is zo mooi vanaf het water! (en je rust meteen even uit :))

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