Friday, May 25, 2018

Musée avec vue


In my opinion, one of the best kept secrets in Paris is Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine  (architecture and monument museum). Located near the Palais de Chaillot, it's most convenient when visiting la Tour Eiffel. As you can see, this museum offers commanding views but it is without a doubt a must see on your next visit.

Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre
75116 Paris

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Les letteres d'alphabet

Merci is one of my favorite shops in Paris. Always full of quirky items for the home, clothing, and an assortment of letters, large and small.

Merci
111 blvd Beaumarchais
75003 Paris

Monday, May 21, 2018

Joyeux Anniversaire!


 I don't normally celebrate birthdays on the blog , but this one is very special. Today my dear Paris amie, Mary Gilbert, is celebrating her birthday. She and I met via Virtual Tourist after my first trip to Paris in 2007. Since then, we've lost count of how many times we have been lucky enough to be in Paris together. She's taught me so much about Paris, is my experienced and patient navigator, and the very dearest /easiest travel companion anyone could ever ask for.  Joyeux anniversaire, Mar. Here's hoping we have a few more trips in us! xxx V

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Afternoon at the Bois de Boulogne

The Bois de Boulogne is a very beautiful place. There are so many things to see and do here. If you're in Paris long enough, you should explore!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Paris jaune - Fondation Louis Vuitton


I visited the fabulous Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2016. I'd like to share a few more photographs from that trip with you this week. It took me several visits to Paris to finally get there,  but it was well worth the effort. I  highly recommend if you have time on your next trip to Paris.

Today I finally rejoin James' Weekend Reflections. Click HERE to see all the other wonderful images. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Pour le bébé


Our first trip to Paris as we wandered behind the Musée d'Orsay, we stumbled upon, Bonpoint,  a gorgeous shop. I've never forgotten the beautiful baby clothes pressed between glass, hanging in the window. To me this said, "Paris."


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Charmant


Rêves de fleurs, Senlis FR. It's always fun to take a trip outside of Paris to visit the charming small towns. The cathedral here was our destination, but strolling this little town was an added plus.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Livres anciens

I've passed Cabinet Chaptal many times,  as it is located on the corner just across the street from Jardin du Luxembourg. I'm not sure it's ever been open when I peered in, so I"ve just taken shots through the bars across the windows.  I hope one day to go in and have a long look. Maybe I'll be lucky, and they will allow photos.

Cabinet Chaptal
1 rue de Fleurus
75006 Paris

Monday, May 14, 2018

Le mur de l'amour

I never tire of slipping into Square Jehan Ridus,in Montmartre, to gaze on this lovely wall. LOVE written in 250 languages J'aime cela.

Square Jehan Ridus 
Places des Abesses
75018 Paris

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Musée de la mode


For  years,  when we walked by, I always pressed my nose against the gate hoping one day this beautiful museum would open again. Well, the good news it is it reopened in September 2013, and we were able to tour an exhibit that November. Formally called the Musée de la  mode de la ville de Paris, it's known as the Palais Galleria.  Of note, it is only open for temporary fashion exhibits, so please check the website before you go. Located near the Contemporary Museum  and Palais Tokyo, it's worth a short walk. A fashion museum in Paris. How perfect.

Friday, May 11, 2018


Searching the archives, I found this fun shot. Peter and I share the selfie with the photobomber!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Notre rue

For a number of years, I've stayed in a lovely apartment on rue du Cherche-Midi in the 6th arrondissement. I think so often we just march down the streets without looking up. I'm happy I looked up this day.

If you'd like more information about this apartment, please email me. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Les balustrades


Next time you're near Notre Dame, pop in to the Hôtel Dieu de Paris for a look. You won't want to check in as it's the oldest hospital in Paris (651).  You are free to roam around the inner courtyard and photograph. Hopefully you own't need their services!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Belle vue

 I never tire of this view down the Seine. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

En construction - à venir

Sadly, my first visit to Paris in 2007 was after the grand magasin, La Samaritaine, had already closed so I never experienced her former glory. This last trip, I was thrilled to see that she is now under renovations. Click here to see what's planned. Built in 1869, this Art Deco beauty will be brought back to life in new and exciting ways. The reopening is planned for 2018, so  I"m hoping to see it!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bon Appétit

Capturing fellow diners at Les Bonnes Soeurs, one of our favorite lunch spots at Place des Vosges.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Paris Photo 2017

If you are in Paris the second weekend in November, you must see Paris Photo. Held in the Grand Palais for three days, it's well worth the 30 euros! I FINALLY was able to see it this last trip. It's an amazing visual overload of photography. So worth it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Les ombres


Every visit to Paris, I always try to find new places to explore, but there are places that I return to over and over. Place des Vosges and the Marais is one of my special places. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Laugh!

This fun day in Paris, we all gathered at Les Cafe des Chats. Peter was a good sport. Today I'm late sharing my LAUGH photo,  but wonderful memories of many laughs.

Today I join my fellow CIty Daily Photobloggers who are sharing their LAUGH photos from around the world.  Click the link HERE to see them all!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

J'adore

The Palais Royal has always been a very special place for me since my second trip to Paris in 2008. I am drawn there each and every trip.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bonnes couleurs


As best I can recall, spotted near Saint-Eustache!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Art Imitating Life

Taken just before the Métro doors slammed shut. I love the fact that now, I can't discern the real shadows from those on the walls.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Theatre Palais Royal

Stroll down the side street from the Palais Royal/ Place Colette and find the Theatre Palais Royal.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Charmant!



No matter how humble, Parisians always seem to find a way to make their homes so very charming.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Le crêpier


There are street vendors and there are STREET VENDORS.  Mon préféré! Oh la la!
 Boulevard Saint Germain

Friday, April 20, 2018

A lLovely Discovery


As I strolled along rue des Archives, in search of my friends and a glass of wine, I noticed this church, Église protestante unie des Billets Parioisse. I pushed a door and found this lovely courtyard.