What could be more deliciously decadent than getting all dolled up in your Fall 2013 Couture and plopping your fine ass on the pavements of Paris with a delicious bottle of cheap vino? (Not always a contradiction in terms in France!) Take yourself down to these addresses and enjoy the glorious August heat by the waterside.
Canal Saint-Martin, Quai de Jemmapes, 75010
On fine nights, crowds gather with their picnics, eating and drinking till the early hours. Someone is sure to have a guitar.
Pont des Arts, Quai François-Mitterrand, 75006
You will be harassed for cigarettes. Chat to your neighbour, slather some pungent cheese on a fresh baguette and relish the freedom to drink publicly by an open body of water without police intervention.
Pont Neuf, Quai des Grands Augustins, 75006
Let's try to get it started in London! Flash pique-nique by the Thames, anyone? A drunken sit-in on Millennium Bridge?
Ile Saint-Louis, Quai d'Orléans, 75004