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Outdoor Spring Trips from Paris
(and What to Wear)

By Abigail Pyke

In celebration of weather that allows us to get outside and escape the confines of the busy city, we’re sharing our favorite outdoor trips from Paris to inspire a little adventure. With rising temperatures comes rising hemlines – consider this your guide to our leggings and shorts for anywhere the season takes you.

Views over the cliffs at the Baie de Somme

A coastal road trip at Baie de Somme

Pack up a car with all the road trip essentials – namely, your closet few friends and your most comfortably chic outfit, and head to the vast open outdoors at Baie de Somme. We love this as an easy long weekend getaway from the city as it’s situated in Northern France, only 3 hours from Paris. Take some time to appreciate the long beach walks, the fresh air, and the natural beauty of the French coast, while you take a moment to recenter and recharge.

Your outfit for exploring every inch of this beautiful place? Our Perform Legging in Prune, designed to endure any scenery or activity, from cliff and beach walks to leisurely drives in small coastal towns. The soft fabric is highly technical and moisture wicking, making it the perfect piece for a varied vacation.

Photo of Le Barn, via their website.

A serene retreat at Le Barn

Nothing says relaxation quite like a trip to the spa, and Le Barn is no exception, located only an hour away from Paris. Dreaming of a simpler life, surrounded by the warm air and sounds of true nature? Pack your bags and head to this countryside spot, mixing the amenities of a luxury hotel with the ambience and rustic homey feel of times past. From horseback riding and walking to hot tubbing and yoga, there’s something for anyone looking to escape the city, if only for a while.

Go for a cropped cut in our Saskia Legging, perfect for in between temperatures when you want to show a little skin, but getting outside can still be chilly. This cropped length is perfect for the transitioning season, and we pull it out again and again for ultimate versatility.

View over a winery in the Bordeaux area

A leisurely cycling tour of Bordeaux

We’re escaping the city for country lanes and quiet paths, adopting a pace entirely different from the regular bustle. Only 2.5 hours away from Paris, not only is Bordeaux perfect for a cycling trip, including scenic paths along the Garonne River, it is a must-see spot for any wine lovers – and chances are if you’re finding yourself in France, you’re open to the many varieties the country has to offer. The joie de vivre culture of the region allows for a slower way of life, appreciating the beautiful offering of fine food and even finer wine.

Our pick for Bordeaux? Our new Adelaide Biker Short, in our signature prune shade, reminiscent of full-bodied reds on a summer evening. Dropping just in time for the warm weather to pick up, keep an eye on our website to know exactly when our favorite new short length becomes available. Alternatively, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when they arrive.

View of Sacre-Coeur from Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

A mini city nature escape at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

For those looking for only a little respite from the city, we love Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, one of Paris’ largest green spaces. We love it for the proximity to the most central parts of Paris, as it is located in the 19th district, while still allowing residents and tourists alike to experience the beautiful outdoors. Featuring plenty of greenery, winding paths throughout the park, and our favorite part, the waterfalls, this is the perfect day spent in the sun in nature. Pack a lunch, and maybe a bottle of wine from your trip to Bordeaux, and we can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday or a holiday.

What to wear for your day out? An active day with different activities calls for a versatile piece like our Emma Mini Short, equally ready for climbing and hiking as they are for feeling the soft spring grass during lunch in the shade.

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