Le Saint Médard Café - Paris friend Le Saint Médard Café - Paris friend

After a delightful Sunday lunch in January, I encountered this friendly gentleman as he prepared  deux express  with the enviable Cafés Rich...

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Zoom-zoom - Jardin du Luxembourg Zoom-zoom - Jardin du Luxembourg

Unless you have seen Jardin du Luxembourg on a weekend afternoon you cannot imagine the number of activities, families, children, singles......

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Jardin du Palais Royal - l'amour Jardin du Palais Royal - l'amour

Spring is not even in the air, but the lovers in Jardin du Palais Royal are unaware of the season and the weather.  These two brought a bit ...

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Nathalie Garçon - Galeries Vivienne Nathalie Garçon - Galeries Vivienne

I am sure that you do not have to wonder how I selected this boutique for a photo... Yes, it was initially the red walls... and then the ama...

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Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île

The seventeenth century church on the island of Saint Louis was dedicated to Saint-Louis, Louis IX, King of France.  The ornate Baroque styl...

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From CDG to Paris From CDG to Paris

When you arrive at CDG airport in Paris, how do you get into the city? Oskar prefers to take the RER which is easy for him as he travels li...

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Deux vélos Deux vélos

In the elegant halls of Galerie Vivienne, this pair of bikes parked just around the corner of the old librarie (bookstore) founded in 1826....

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Surely there is a story about this restaurant in Paris named... "Jet-Lag" All that I have read is that it is an American style (?)...

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Rue Mouffetard, timeless... Rue Mouffetard, timeless...

Rue Mouffetard is a familiar sight, but the absence of diners and  des flaneurs is a bit unusual.  The gentleman's trenchcoat and hat i...

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Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnivale.... It is last day to eat galette des rois, the last day of festivities before Ash Wednesday and...

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Must be a French girl Must be a French girl

After posting the French-girl-wanna-be  dressed in a red coat, I thought that I would show you the genuine article. Jardin du Luxembourg on ...

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Église St. Gervais et St. Protais II Église St. Gervais et St. Protais II

This 17th century church, situated just to the east of Hôtel de Ville in the Marais, holds many interesting details.  The church origins tra...

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

She has the style, the self-assured attitude, the certain je ne sais quoi ... Wait... Is that a LLBean backpack? It is not a French girl, bu...

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Un petit garçon en rouge Un petit garçon en rouge

Just before walking into the Basilique de Notre-Dame des Victoires, I sensed a movement out of the corner of my eye.  Looking up to the left...

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Place de la Contrescarpe Place de la Contrescarpe

With all the active fountains in January, I wonder how many are flowing in the frigid temperatures of February. The bright winter sun illumi...

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Room with a view... Room with a view...

Our apartment in Paris last month had this lovely view from the tall kitchen window.  The lace curtain filtered the early morning sun on the...

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L'amour dans le jardin L'amour dans le jardin

In the center of  Jardin du Palais Royal is a bench.  Except in freezing weather or during a rainstorm, you will likely see a couple clenche...

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Saint-Valentin? Saint-Valentin?

Seen in a shop window in the Marais, this would make a great dress for a Valentine's Day party. It will be a bit too much for my Valenti...

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Église St. Gervais et St. Protais Église St. Gervais et St. Protais

With a storied history of musicians and composers, this Gothic church is filled with light.    The bright January sun doubled the beauty of ...

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Souvenirs? Souvenirs?

One of my favorite markets is at Place d'Aligre, a daily market about which I have posted many times.  On a recent Sunday I spied two la...

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Au Panetier - boulangerie de tradition Au Panetier - boulangerie de tradition

Au Panetier On each trip to Paris, my "check list" includes two new boulangeries/pâtisseries.  Sometimes I have a specific name ( ...

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Un landau Un landau

Un landau - a pram - a baby carriage - une voiture d'enfant With the challenges of the Métro, busses, and steps in Paris, how do you man...

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Palais Royal Palais Royal

As one walks out of the north end of the Jardin du Palais Royal, this cavalcade of columns presents a maze of light and shadows marking the ...

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Cimetière du Montparnasse Cimetière du Montparnasse

Gone, but not forgotten by family and friends. Cimetière du Montparnasse 75014, Paris

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Expédition Polaire! Expédition Polaire!

I saw the above billboard in a Métro stop during my November visit and quickly snapped a (poor) shot before the doors closed.  I even knew t...

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Église Saint-Ephrem Le-Syriaque Église Saint-Ephrem Le-Syriaque

This is as close as I could get to Église Saint-Ephren Le-Syriaque and had to shoot from behind the iron gates. As you can see from the post...

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Oskar at Longchamp Oskar at Longchamp

The shopping in Paris is "the cat's meow" and Oskar enjoyed visiting the Longchamp boutique before he returned to the USA. (Os...

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French girl - reflecting French girl - reflecting

Sitting in the window of Fauchon on Place de la Madeleine, this young woman was reviewing her journal, perhaps waiting on a friend, reflecti...

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La Chandeleur -- le jour des crêpes La Chandeleur -- le jour des crêpes

For this crêpe maker, every day is le jour des crêpes . The Catholic feast day, La Chandeleur , celebrates the Presentation of Jesus at the ...

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