L'Aube de la nouvelle année L'Aube de la nouvelle année

With the dawn of a new year, this photo of daybreak on a December Paris morning fills me with optimism for 2011. The best of wishes to all o...

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Bon homme de neige Bon homme de neige

The Jardin des Tuileries had many surprises on our recent visit with several snowmen and other icy creations. However, this fellow, short i...

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Ma Bourgogne, Place des Vosges Ma Bourgogne, Place des Vosges

This post is for Virginia who will be arriving in Paris in just a week... I know that this is one of her favorite places and they will be a...

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Cold and lonely Cold and lonely

In Jardin des Tuileries, we found this group of chairs and made a few observations... It appeared as if a group had recently gathered here a...

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Three Paris landmarks Three Paris landmarks

From this perspective it seems that you could almost reach out and touch the obelisk... and perhaps the Grand Palais.

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Un sac à main en cuir? Un sac à main en cuir?

Would you believe these are chocolate? Chocolat Michel Cluizel 201, rue Saint-Honoré miam-miam

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Église Saint-Eustache Église Saint-Eustache

Rays of light filtered through the majestic windows of Saint-Eustache. During my recent visit to Paris, there were only about three hours of...

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Joyeux anniversaire Joyeux anniversaire

Not from a pâtisserie, not made by the hands of a baker, not in Paris (but "beyond"), made and assembled by little hands in love a...

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Still shopping? Still shopping?

You had better hurry! Bon Marché Métro Sèvres-Babylone

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Architecture on Rue de Grenelle Architecture on Rue de Grenelle

This is a different vitrine de noël display with its elegant lines and exquisite miniatures. I do wish I knew something about this detailed...

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Les vitrines de noël Les vitrines de noël

The windows will hold you and draw you in... crystal, des bijoux, silver, fine fabrics, and not the least of these... a tower of macarons......

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Saint-Ouen - Marché Biron Saint-Ouen - Marché Biron

A trip to Paris is never complete without a visit to Marché aux Puces at Saint-Ouen. I love the look of winter and it had just snowed that S...

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La Maison du Chocolat La Maison du Chocolat

In a search for the perfect chocolate eclair, we hurried to La Maison du Chocolat at the instruction of Carol ( Paris Breakfasts ) for the b...

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Église Saint-Roch...   Nativity Église Saint-Roch... Nativity

We have visited this church previously, but this time it was much more personal. Each morning we woke to the sounds of the church bells at 8...

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Taking home the tree... Taking home the tree...

In Paris, this is a huge tree and it probably was quite heavy to carry. This gentleman put it down as he waited for the light to change at ...

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Bunnies in the Champagne - reflection Bunnies in the Champagne - reflection

These bunnies playing in the champagne fountain (and splashing, drinking, and swimming) were a treat for children and adults alike. The wind...

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A little chocolate, my dear? A little chocolate, my dear?

At A la Mère de Famille on Rue Cler, this large chocolate deer drew quite a crowd. Miam-miam! A la Mère de Famille, est 1761 47, rue Cler (a...

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Ballerinas at Palais Garnier Ballerinas at Palais Garnier

On a snowy day we found this trio of ballerinas at Palais Garnier...

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What a party that was! What a party that was!

Well, I was not invited to her party, but probably just as well... ... another example of the luxurious windows at Galeries Lafayette.

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Paris Illuminates Paris -- très vert Paris Illuminates Paris -- très vert

This plastic bottle installation is part of an operation called “Paris Illuminates Paris”, which mixes the recycled green Sprite bottles and...

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Procession aux flambeaux -- 8 decembre Procession aux flambeaux -- 8 decembre

The churches of Paris gather for the Fête de l'Immaculée Conception every December 8th at Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet. Each of the part...

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Salon de Thé -- Le Musset Salon de Thé -- Le Musset

The bright, oversized decorations of Le Musset can be seen from a block away. No reason to be chased inside with inclimate weather... jus...

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Les Grands Magasins - Reflections Les Grands Magasins - Reflections

Oh my! This was our first stop after arriving in Paris... Can you blame us? The windows of Printemps and Galaries Lafayette were calling.......

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Jardin des Tuileries... la neige Jardin des Tuileries... la neige

And the snow came, just as I had wished for in Paris! We saw snowmen and snowball fights... We saw bundled little children and les chiens i...

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Parc de Monceau ... en hiver Parc de Monceau ... en hiver

I am headed back from Paris with many photos and stories... Can't wait to share them all!

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Village Saint-Paul -- Les jouets anciens Village Saint-Paul -- Les jouets anciens
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Père Lachaise VI Père Lachaise VI

What a heavy load to bear...

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Snow in Paris... sur le toit de l'Eglise Saint Roch Snow in Paris... sur le toit de l'Eglise Saint Roch

This morning when we woke up, this is the view from our apartment window looking out on Saint-Roch. The many surfaces of the roof were coate...

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Petits sapins Petits sapins

For those with only the very smallest amount of space, here is a Paris option for your petit sapin de noel. Paris is cold but only delightfu...

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The color of the season... orange? The color of the season... orange?

Hummm... Different, creative, colorful, le sapin de noël... I'm fine with this!

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Transporting le sapin de noël Transporting le sapin de noël

So, when in Paris, how do you get the little Christmas tree home? Sometimes, it is necessary to improvise with un petit sacrifice.

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Rue Cler -- an array of trees Rue Cler -- an array of trees

Paris streets are full of les sapins de noël... in the street markets such as this one on Rue Cler, à la marché alimentaire, and in front of...

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Dans les yeux d'un enfant... noël Dans les yeux d'un enfant... noël

To date, this is my favorite year of les vitrines animées de noël, but I will be reporting shortly on the 2010 impressions in Paris. The wi...

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Paris, city of light Paris, city of light

At the corner of Rue Rambuteau and Rue du Temple, near Centre Georges Pompidou, the streets are decked with lights

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Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité

This church is known simply as La Trinité or Sainte-Trinité, built between 1861 and 1867 as part of the beautification and reorganization o...

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Une couronne Une couronne

How lovely this wreath would look on my front door, but I like the whole set including the box and the price tag. Crazy? Perhaps, but it ...

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Riding toys -- Reflection Riding toys -- Reflection

On a side street in the 5ième, these riding toys made a tantalizing reflection on the rain-slick sidewalk. During the holiday season, child...

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Le Poissonnier Le Poissonnier

I am thankful for an abundance of food, for friends and family, for an ability to travel to faraway places, for a job I love, for blogger fr...

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La Maison du Miel La Maison du Miel

La Maison du Miel , founded in 1898 by Charles Galland, has been in this shop on Rue Vignon since 1905. Even the floor tiles pay homage to ...

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Père Lachaise V Père Lachaise V

An often-photographed path of Père Lachaise...

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Rainy day in Jardin des Tuileries Rainy day in Jardin des Tuileries

This photo was taken on a gray December day in Jardin des Tuileries near l'Orangerie, and there was no need to present it in black and w...

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Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois

When the Louvre was still a royal palace (Palais du Louvre), Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois was its church, the former parish of the k...

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Saturday market Saturday market

The usual crowd shopping in Place Maubert includes pets and acquaintances, exchanging pleasantries. This pup and his family are regulars in...

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