Saint-Nicholas du Chardonnet Saint-Nicholas du Chardonnet

Ma fille Holly and I have stayed in the same hotel (and same room) for many trips to Paris, and Saint-Nicholas du Chardonnet as shown in the...

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NO CRÊPES FOR YOU! NO CRÊPES FOR YOU!

Well, I did leave out an "erie" place with delectable food in my post from yesterday: crêperie ! However, this is more a street-ve...

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Boulangerie St Louis -- miam, miam Boulangerie St Louis -- miam, miam

Boulangerie, pâtisserie, fromagerie, charcuterie, épicerie, marchand de vin.... How can you not love the French language with the beautifu...

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Restez cool -- bien sûr! Restez cool -- bien sûr!

Living in a city without "comprehensive public transportation" I am fascinated at how easy it is to get to anywhere, anywhere at a...

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La Fête de la Musique -- un quartet de jazz La Fête de la Musique -- un quartet de jazz

(photo above courtesy of Marie -- merci) What a great idea -- music on every corner, in every church, and in every café for the summer solst...

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Marché alimentaire -- (and a petite shopper) Marché alimentaire -- (and a petite shopper)

As we popped out of the Métro on avenue de Villiers (in the 17ième) ma fille Holly spied this little food store. As I took photos of the bri...

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10:01 PM

À bientôt, Le Tour! À bientôt, Le Tour!

To any/all of those reading this who are either French or feel a connection to France, I absolutely love les trois premières semaines du moi...

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Église Saint-Séverin -- Les Cierges Église Saint-Séverin -- Les Cierges

Although this scene would have you believe that this is a dark, dimly lighted church, Saint-Séverin is diverse with ancient windows from th...

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Pylones -- Il vous fera sourire! Pylones -- Il vous fera sourire!

Have you ever wondered why simple utilitarian objects could not be whimsical and colorful? Well, in 1985 this company was founded in France ...

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La fontaine Médicis -- A quiet place La fontaine Médicis -- A quiet place

After Starman's request to feature Catherine de Médicis' fountain in Jardin du Luxembourg, I wondered if I would risk saying that ...

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Jardin du Luxembourg -- un répit petit Jardin du Luxembourg -- un répit petit

You could spend at least a week in le Jardin du Luxembourg and not grow weary of the scene. It can be a quiet place to read, even on the bus...

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Hung out to dry Hung out to dry

Le cinquième étage, window with a view of Paris rooftops, purring appartement chat, quiet locked courtyard, a gentle breeze.... I play an im...

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Dodo Manège -- Un carrousel Dodo Manège -- Un carrousel

Dodo Manège, so read the hand-painted wood sign in front of this picturesque carousel, a merry-go-round of extinct and endangered species. ...

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10:01 PM

Des Chapeaux: Rouge et Rose Des Chapeaux: Rouge et Rose

Oh la la! A confession: J'adore bien les chapeaux! It is not quite the obsession I have with les chaussures but only because I do not we...

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The Angels and Mary The Angels and Mary

The churches of Paris are, as an understatement, just stunning. La Madeleine , or more formally, L'Église Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, is one...

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miam-miam! miam-miam!

In December my daughter Holly and I went on a pastry hunt across Paris. It was our goal to find at least 5 patisseries which we had never vi...

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Il est très sérieux Il est très sérieux

One more photo before we leave le quatorze juillet -- There was a whole batallion of these guys with big guns, some with bayonets. I have ne...

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10:01 PM

Hail to the Chief! Hail to the Chief!

The procession begins with President Sarkozy who stands tall (?) as he rides down the Champs-Élysées, la plus belle avenue du monde . Obvio...

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10:01 PM

Inspection for Bastille Day Inspection for Bastille Day

The last minute inspection before Sarkozy and the procession on Champs Elysees -- The colors and variations of uniforms is mind-boggling! I ...

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