L'asperge -- Colors of the Market L'asperge -- Colors of the Market

The street markets of Paris have fresh, regional produce -- beautiful! I love shopping the thrice-weekly markets, selecting just enough for ...

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Carrousel Abbesses Carrousel Abbesses

As you exit Métro Abbesses onto Place des Abbesses you are greeted by this colorful carousel. It has a canopy painted with children's fa...

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Must Be a French Girl II Must Be a French Girl II

Well, let's look at the check list... High heels en bleu (chaussures à talons)? check √ Skinny black tights on skinny long legs? check √...

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La Madeleine -- Tournez vers le ciel La Madeleine -- Tournez vers le ciel

J'adore, j'adore la Madeleine! Are you not just in awe with the juxtaposition of the angles and the carvings as you look up? There i...

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Paris Travel Tip II Paris Travel Tip II

How do you get into Paris from CDG (Charles de Gaulle Airport)? It depends.... Take a taxi if: You are in a group of 3 or 4 people, You brin...

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Fountains of Pol Bury Fountains of Pol Bury

The Fountains of Pol Bury are found in the Gallery d'Orléans which separates the courtyard of Palais Royal from the garden. Since 1990, ...

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Le photographe -- Fabien Breuvart Le photographe -- Fabien Breuvart

Inside le Marché des Enfants Rouge is this delightful and talented photographer, Fabien Breuvart. To see more of Fabien Breuvart enjoy this ...

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Marché des Enfants Rouge Marché des Enfants Rouge

Much has been written by others about the oldest of the Paris food markets, le Marché des Enfants Rouge, first established in early 1600s (d...

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Oh la la!  So lovely and so very French! Oh la la! So lovely and so very French!

There are no nuns driving blue Citroen 2CVs...... but, Keith, this one's for you! Many thanks to Keith Eckstein who honored m...

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Citron Vert, Citron, Pistache! --  Miam-Miam! Citron Vert, Citron, Pistache! -- Miam-Miam!

Citron vert, citron, pistache! Citron vert, citron, pistache! Citron vert, citron, pistache! Miam-miam! Say it three times quickly and while...

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Église Saint Paul Saint Louis -- Confessional Église Saint Paul Saint Louis -- Confessional

The sun shining radiantly through the church windows highlights the confessional in Saint Paul Saint Louis in the Marais. I previously showe...

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Shoes not required! Shoes not required!

Shoes are not required on this park bench in Place des Vosges -- Just an easy going afternoon in Paris.... le sigh

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Ces chaussures étaient faites pour marcher... Ces chaussures étaient faites pour marcher...

Not for moi! Not sure that these are my style but these chaussures à talons appear to be très cher! We spied these in a window walking alon...

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Le Défenseur du Temps -- l'automate Le Défenseur du Temps -- l'automate

Okay, this is not exactly a secret place but when I ask people (Parisians and tourists) most have never heard of it. The first time I saw th...

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Quelle est la température? Quelle est la température?

Il fait 20°C donc bon. The working celsius thermometer on the exterior wall, première étage, affords the entire street a handy means to tell...

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Paris travel tip I Paris travel tip I

This is not a very sexy post and there is probably nothing in here that a seasoned traveler does not know, but just in case... Whether I am ...

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I'll get the wine glasses.... I'll get the wine glasses....

This beautiful (and large) glass bottle is found in the lobby of the building for Carré des Feuillants , a luxury restaurant rated highly by...

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Église Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement Église Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement

Église Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement was the first parish church built during the Restoration (after the French Revolution). The interior ...

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Orange scooter! Orange scooter!

An orange scooter? And where is it's owner? Quelle chance! It is Virginia's and she is ready to take off -- zoom zoom! Today is the ...

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Lonely Carrousel -- Square Boucicaut Lonely Carrousel -- Square Boucicaut

Waiting for the opening of Bon Marché we sat in Square Boucicaut, the garden honoring the memory of Aristide Boucicaut , le créateur du célè...

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Solitude -- Under the crown of "night" Solitude -- Under the crown of "night"

Métro Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre is probably the most photographed Métro entrance in Paris. It was redesigned by Jean-Michel Othoniel in ...

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Paparazzo? -- Aujourd'hui c'est moi (shhhhh) Paparazzo? -- Aujourd'hui c'est moi (shhhhh)

Oh, they're getting away! Must have that photo shot... hurry, hurry, quickly around that column! Allons-y! That's it... line up now,...

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M. C. Escher? M. C. Escher?

M. C. Escher's infinite staircase? Ou l'escalier mécanique du Bon Marché?

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The Escalator Happy Dance The Escalator Happy Dance

This adorable child is laughing with me! Of course, there is a story.... The background: As you may know, there are many steps in the Pari...

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Église Saint Paul Saint Louis -- organ pipes Église Saint Paul Saint Louis -- organ pipes

This 17th century church in the Marais has a beautiful interior with a dome that rises 180 feet (55 m.) above the crossings. If you visit be...

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Pain au chocolat -- Tu en veux? Pain au chocolat -- Tu en veux?

By habit, a health-conscious breakfast eater it only takes me a nano-second to get into Paris mode with café au lait, pain au chocolat, pain...

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Must be a French girl.... Must be a French girl....

How can you tell this is a French girl? 1) Brunette? check √ 2) Bulky neck scarf? check √ 3) High-heeled pumps? check √ 4) Chanel bag? (look...

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Quai Malaquais -- des espions? Quai Malaquais -- des espions?

The nearly deserted and wet Quai Malaquais, entre Pont du Carrousel and Pont des Arts, makes you think about December or January. This photo...

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Sacré Coeur -- King Saint Louis IX, a different view Sacré Coeur -- King Saint Louis IX, a different view

If you have been to Sacré Coeur en juin then you have an understanding of the crowds of people in/around this beautiful basilica. In reviewi...

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Pâtisserie Hunt I -- Dalloyau Pâtisserie Hunt I -- Dalloyau

Several weeks ago I mentioned the hunt for new pâtisseries, not new to Paris, but ones that my daughter Holly and I had not tried. When you ...

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Paris Market I -- Place Maubert Paris Market I -- Place Maubert

In the 5ième arr. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning at 7am the street market at Place Maubert is open for business. If you come...

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