- Friends: You can picnic alone, of course, but a group of 3+ tends to be more convivial
- Food: Ah, here's where the joy comes in.. either go for fancy be creating some dishes such as:
- Taboulé Salad
- Tomato/Basil/Red Onion Salad
- BLT (Bacon Lettuce Tomato) Sandwiches
- Fruit salad
- OR simplify:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Packs of Salami/saucisson
- Brie/gooey fromage
- OR spend some cash:
- Go to Brind'Soupe on 70 rue masséna
- For 9 bucks get entrée/plat/dessert packed up and ready to go
- OR go to Pizza Hut on Rue Massena and get their 5 buck pizza deal
- Booze: Not obligatory, but tends to be much more fun and interesting with a chilled bottle of rosé wine in tow.
- Bottled water
- Trash bag
- One knife
- Bottle opener
Now the spot. There are three spots I like to visit in rotating occasions:
1/ The Parc de la Tête d'Or: Everyone knows this place and it's usually a great place with a group of people. As a warning, avoid large crowded areas in the park or you could get hit in the head with a soccer ball. We usually cycle up to the main entrance, take a right into the large park and find an area with a tree nearby.
2/ Place Antonin Poncet: Suprisingly unknown to many, the little area that has a below level parking garage, located to la Rue des Marronniers, also has a fairly clean grassy area with a lovely fountain next door. Need an address? Just head for le Sud and then picnic in the grass.
3/ Sur le Quai: Of course, typical evening spot on the waterfront.. side of the Rhone. Fabulous area, and can always wander to a boat bar after for a digestive.
Here's some of my favorite picnics:
|Quick - like the French version of McDonalds|
|Park among French friends (parc de la tête d'or) 2011|
|Best Picnic Ever (or close), rosé wine, cheese, chicken salad, baguette, chips.|
What's your favorite picnic?