Rue des Thermopyles - un rue qui se délabre Rue des Thermopyles - un rue qui se délabre

a decaying street This small street outside the normal haunts of tourists  has fallen into ruin but the quiet beauty captured me still Rue d...

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Rue de Roi du Sicile - un éléphant bleu Rue de Roi du Sicile - un éléphant bleu

A blue elephant? It seems that a photographer cannot pass this thai restaurant in the Marais without taking aim.   It does not matter how ma...

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Cimetière de Passy Cimetière de Passy

Cimetière de Passy The porcelain wreaths and flowers are usually broken,  either through carelessness or vandalism.   This one caught my eye...

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Jardin des Plantes Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes Walking alone in the garden, an alley of trees appeared,  presenting a carpet dappled by the sun  with a pattern of lace....

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Place des Vosges Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges The angles and patterns seen in this 400 year old square reflect the old and the new.  The lines of green superimposed on t...

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Arc de Triomphe - au soldat inconnu Arc de Triomphe - au soldat inconnu

Arc de Triomphe Originally commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, he died before its completion.  It sits magnificently at the hub of twelve inte...

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Église Sainte-Chapelle Église Sainte-Chapelle

Église Sainte-Chapelle The devout King Louis IX founded the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle  as a chapel for the royal palace and to house sacred rel...

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Musée du Louvre - Mercure et son ombre Musée du Louvre - Mercure et son ombre

Mercury  This bronze of Mercury is seen in an arabesque pose, balanced it would appear, on the head of Zephyr.  He is poised on a gust of ai...

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont V Parc des Buttes Chaumont V

Parc des Buttes Chaumont It took several visits to Paris before I made my way to this park which as the name indicates is sitting on a hill....

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Bassin de la Villette - Pétanque Bassin de la Villette - Pétanque

Pétanque The game is not just for older men in Paris.   This area on the bank of Bassin de la Villette  is filled with people of all ages, f...

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Rue Cler - les cafés Rue Cler - les cafés

le serveur Paris is a large city.  However, when you frequent a place like Rue Cler,  it seems smaller when you "run into" the sam...

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Métro Laumière Métro Laumière

The seats were too far apart for these lovers Ah, c'est Paris, n'est-ce pas? Métro Laumière 75019, Paris

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Canal Saint Martin - l'artiste Canal Saint Martin - l'artiste

Sitting on the bank of the canal A sunny spring day will find many Parisians  sitting along the bank of Canal Saint Martin.   Working with p...

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Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris - un grand lustre Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris - un grand lustre

Notre Dame This is only one of the grand chandeliers of Notre Dame  seen up close and in detail as it was lowered last year for cleaning.   ...

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Marché d'Aligre Marché d'Aligre

Marché d'Aligre This is not the expanse of goods  that you might find at one of the renown flea markets of Paris,  but I have never come...

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Square Trousseau - un kiosque à musique Square Trousseau - un kiosque à musique

Bandstand Square Armand-Trousseau This square is just a little park off the side of Rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, but in many visits, we ha...

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Palais Garnier - XIII Palais Garnier - XIII

Palais Garnier On every visit to this Beaux-Arts opera house one can make new discoveries.   Just look at the art and detail applied to the ...

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Parc de Monceau - XXXI Parc de Monceau - XXXI

Parc de Monceau Rotunda This rotunda at the main entrance of Parc de Monceau  is in the form of a classical Doric temple.   It is known as t...

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à Paris par avion! à Paris par avion!

On my way! It is time-- I have prepared my posts but will be updating you daily  about our Paris adventures in the comments section.    When...

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Café le Nemours - Place Colette Café le Nemours - Place Colette

la terrasse Before the streets are busy and this becomes a gathering place,  the chairs and tables at Café le Nemours sit waiting in the ear...

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Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame This 850 year old icon on the Paris landscape has greeted worshipers and tourists for centuries.  For all of 2013 there will be s...

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Marché de Saint-Denis Marché de Saint-Denis

Marché de Saint-Denis The Saint-Denis Market is located just a few moments  outside of Paris and is one of the largest in the greater Paris....

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Hôtel de Béthune-Sully Hôtel de Béthune-Sully

The Orangerie or second courtyard The Hôtel de Béthune-Sully is a hôtel particulier, a private mansion,  in the Louis XIII style, located in...

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Palais Garnier - Repetto Palais Garnier - Repetto

What little girl would not want the  beautiful tuille attire of a French ballerina? The gift shop at Palais Garnier is one of my favorite st...

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Musée du Louvre - Escalier Mollien Musée du Louvre - Escalier Mollien

The Mollien staircase For anyone who has ventured into the Louvre, the size of this museum is staggering.  This staircase situated in the ce...

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Boulangerie Pâtisserie Huré - cake vanille chocolat! Boulangerie Pâtisserie Huré - cake vanille chocolat!

Delicious French Pastries They are adorned with fruit and must, therefore, be very good for you. If you prefer something savory, they have a...

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Palais Royal - Ce doit être une fille française Palais Royal - Ce doit être une fille française

Palais Royal This young woman walked on the wet pavement in front of Le Nemours as she chatted on her phone. Must be a French girl (love tho...

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Église Notre-Dame-des-Champs - l'orgue Église Notre-Dame-des-Champs - l'orgue

Église Notre-Dame-des-Champs The organ is Cavaillé-Coll from 1877,  and on this dreary, rainy day Yannick Merlin  was rehearsing for a conce...

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Jardin des Tuileries - une petite grenouille? Jardin des Tuileries - une petite grenouille?

une petite grenouille? No, but this young fellow was quite comfortable  playing in the rain-filled puddles of Jardin des Tuileries.  The flâ...

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la Deuche - 2CV la Deuche - 2CV

Quatre Roues sous un Parapluie "Four wheels under an umbrella" is one of the nicknames for this iconic French car.   Last spring w...

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Musée de l'Armée - Habit d'officier de la gendarmerie de France Musée de l'Armée - Habit d'officier de la gendarmerie de France

Officer's uniform XVIIIe century The Musée de l'Armée was originally built by Louis XIV  as a hospital and home for disabled soldier...

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