Parisian Living

Paris Beneath a Veil of Rain

by Rebecca Plotnick
While today’s reprieve from the Paris rain of earlier this week is welcomed, the city has a mysterious way of looking equally as beautiful perched beneath a gray sky and the cover of drizzling rain. Wonderful photographer Rebecca Plotnick shares her stunning rainy Paris images today. Enjoy! -Erin

HiP Paris blog. Paris beneath a veil of rain. Three essentials for Parisian rainy days: a cute umbrella, proper footwear, and a cozy place to watch the rain fall over the rooftops.

“Paris is the most beautiful in the rain.” Woody Allen had it right in Midnight in Paris. Take a walk down rue Montorgueil near Les Halles or Rue Lepic in Montmartre and you can easily feel like you have stepped onto a movie set.

Cobblestone streets, flower shops bursting with colorful blooms, café chairs perfectly aligned, and beautiful dressed Parisians. Out of nowhere the clouds open up and it begins to rain. This is a regular occurrence in Paris, so I find it best to carry an umbrella no matter what the forecast has planned for the day.

Some prefer to sit back and relax, enjoying watching the rain fall while sipping a coffee or tea at the closest café. If you are lucky, you can find a terrace that covers you from the rain but still gives a front-row view of people walking, umbrellas agape. You can either stay inside and avoid the rain or embrace it, love it, and dance in it. The magic happens in Paris when the rain begins to fall.

HiP Paris blog. Paris beneath a veil of rain. Going to a museum is a great way to escape the rain, but bring your umbrella- you won't be the only one with this idea!

HiP Paris blog. Paris beneath a veil of rain. If you've ever wanted to feel like you have Paris all to yourself, go for a walk in the rain.

HiP Paris blog. Paris beneath a veil of rain. "In the rain, the pavement shines like silver..."

HiP Paris blog. Paris beneath a veil of rain. Rainy days in Paris are the perfect time to go to your favorite café or brasserie with a book, or just look out the window and pretend you're in a scene from Midnight in Paris.

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Written by Rebecca Plotnick for the HiP Paris Blog. All photos by Rebecca Plotnick. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Rebecca Plotnick

Rebecca Plotnick is an observer by nature and sees the world through her lens, frame by frame. She has been documenting the city of Paris since 2010 as a full time photographer. Rebecca also writes a blog called Every Day Parisian, which is a great resource for Francophiles planning a trip to Paris or dreaming of one. View Rebecca Plotnick's Website

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