Shall we pique-nique? Oui!

As we gear up for our trip to France (less than a month to go!), I’ve been slowly accumulating things to bring with us. I’ll share these with you over the coming weeks.

One thing I’m really looking forward to is picnicking; nibbling on delicious French food while taking in the views. Swoon. Stephanie and I did this in Reims during our last trip, and it was so nice to simply stop and enjoy the moment on a busy day.

Our Reims lunch spread.

Because we’ll be living out of suitcases and moving around a fair bit, I decided to sew a cloth bag to hold our picnic supplies which can be thrown into a day bag for while we’re out and about.


What’s inside? Let me show you. I’m pleased as punch, as my grandmother used to say!

A small board that will be perfect for use as a plate and a cutting board for delicious cheese and meats – or anything else that strikes our fancy.


A small paring knife, with a cover for the sharp blade.


Cloth napkins. Cute, and also better for the environment than paper.


A beautiful Claude Monet print tea towel that can be used as a table cloth in a pinch. I bought this from the gift shop of the Vancouver Art Gallery when I visited the Monet exhibit, Claude Monet’s Secret Garden.


Insulated non-drip cups for wine! Or other beverages I supposed. But let’s be serious!


A Rick Steves cutlery set, complete with the ever important wine opener, that comes in an handy holder for when not in use.


Seeing everything together, rather than stashed in various places around our tiny apartment, makes me SO excited.

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Not too long to go before we head for the Land of YUM.

Do you picnic while traveling? Where are you favourite places to do this in France?

– Marla

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4 thoughts on “Shall we pique-nique? Oui!

  1. The French love picnics. Typically a whole group of us will get together on the beach, up in the hills, in the park – wherever – and we’ll each bring something, generally home made, plus fresh fruit from the market and drinks. Nothing is off limits and we tend to have the most amazing meals and get togethers. Enjoy your picnics in France.

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