La vie est bonne n'est-ce pas? La vie est bonne n'est-ce pas?

Life is good, isn't it? I do not know if this is my best photo of the year,  but it does exemplify the relaxed approach to life seen in ...

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Le Square Trousseau Le Square Trousseau

Le Square Trousseau This corner spot is a favorite year-round,  filled with locals.  Some are celebrating a special event,  others just enjo...

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Boulangerie aux Castelblangeois - un régal pour l'oeil Boulangerie aux Castelblangeois - un régal pour l'oeil

Boulangerie aux Castelblangeois Just before anyone considers a New Year's resolution  regarding the consumption of delicious desserts,  ...

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Rue Montorgueil - Dépêchez-vous! Rue Montorgueil - Dépêchez-vous!

Dressed for work in one of the restaurants of this "foodie street"  he hurried along with the empty "boîtes." So where w...

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Chartres Cathedral Chartres Cathedral

Seen through a window as Marie and I climbed the many steps  to the top of the bell tower,  the interior of Chartres Cathedral  appears to b...

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Jardin du Palais Royal - les filles Jardin du Palais Royal - les filles

Jardin du Palais Royal French girls on their way home after school... There is always activity in this hidden, lovely garden, even in the wi...

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La Bocca - Il fait froid La Bocca - Il fait froid

La Bocca brrrrr.... As you can see in the background,  many of the Paris cafés have heaters  and plastic framed terraces for the winter.   T...

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Église Saint Roch - nativité Église Saint Roch - nativité

Saint Roch  The most beautiful sculpture of the nativity... Christmas blessings and a hope for peace on earth. Église Saint-Roch Rue Saint-R...

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Les ballerines de Palais Garnier Les ballerines de Palais Garnier

The ballerinas of Palais Garnier On a rainy December morning these ballerinas  danced in the windows of the gift shop of Palais Garnier. Nev...

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Printemps - un grande table de fête! Printemps - un grande table de fête!

Printemps What a grand party that was! Macarons, cristal, Champagne, et des chaussures! Printemps 64, boulevard Haussmann 75009, Paris

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Champs Elysées et La Grande Roue Champs Elysées et La Grande Roue

Champs Elysées and the Big Ferris Wheel La Grande Roue becomes an iconic landmark  between November and February each year.   It sits in Pla...

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Les choristes de Noël Les choristes de Noël

The Carolers Each December 8th the churches of the Left Bank  gather in the 5ième to sing the French Christmas carols  carrying candles thro...

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Printemps - 2006 Printemps - 2006

Printemps  Christmas Windows 2006 The artistry and animation of the Printemps windows  in 2006 were remarkable,  and there was no corporate ...

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Qu'est ce que c'est?! Qu'est ce que c'est?!

What is this? Can you guess? It is a reflection, inverted (180°), an ornate ceiling, with a mirror  and a chandelier.... It is the elegant d...

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Ma Bourgogne - la terrasse en hiver Ma Bourgogne - la terrasse en hiver

Ma Bourgogne the terrace in winter In the frigid temperatures of December, this is how you enjoy the terrace at Ma Bourgogne The heaters are...

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Des sapins de Noël Des sapins de Noël

Christmas trees The first time I saw trees bundled like this on the streets of Paris,  I first thought of mummies.   These are quite tall an...

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Le Tir Bouchon Le Tir Bouchon

Le Tir Bouchon Cascading ivy,  bucket of stargazer lillies,  color theme of rouge and rose foncé,   handwritten blackboard menu...   all sh...

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Chocolat Foucher - chocolatier confiseur Chocolat Foucher - chocolatier confiseur

Foucher Maison de Chocolat depuis 1819 Rue du Bac is a meandering shopping street just behind Bon Marché.   This may be the "home"...

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Église Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts - l'horloge Église Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts - l'horloge

Église Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts Built in 1902, the Neo-Gothic style with light-colored brick (and a working clock!) belie the lovely ...

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Robert Combas - Rue des Haudriettes Robert Combas - Rue des Haudriettes

Robert Combas A French artist born in Lyon in 1957, he has exhibited in France and New York City. This painting was created in 2000 and is t...

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l'émerveillement! l'émerveillement!

Awe! The Christmas windows of Printemps are amazing as can been seen in the face and reflection of this young girl. bon weekend Printemps Bo...

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Marché d'Aligre - les fleurs du marché Marché d'Aligre - les fleurs du marché

Marché d'Aligre This market serves the neighborhood  and is not usually frequented by tourists.   No matter the season or the weather,  ...

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Avenue des Champs Elysées Avenue des Champs Elysées

Avenue des Champs Elysées Dressed for the Christmas season the "avenue" is awash in alternating shades  of blue and purple Ave des...

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Rue de Castiglione - café Rue de Castiglione - café

An empty café on an (almost) empty street... just in view of the Colonne and Place Vendôme In a few hours, the city will awake  and these ch...

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Les danseurs de Rue Mouffetard Les danseurs de Rue Mouffetard

Dancing with the Parisians on Rue Mouffetard, dans un manteau rouge (in a red coat), turning, swirling, and dipping... parfait! (joyeux ann...

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Église Saint Nicholas du Chardonnet Église Saint Nicholas du Chardonnet

Église Saint Nicholas du Chardonnet Like many of the churches in Paris (and France and all of Europe),  this early 18th century church has a...

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La Seine et les reflets d'or La Seine et les reflets d'or

The reflections of the golden-hued lights  were interspersed with silver.   The lone green light and its reflection  makes me think of Gatsb...

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Des reflets pendant la nuit Des reflets pendant la nuit

Night Reflections Walking in the empty streets, parapluie (umbrella) in hand,  long velvet coat, warm gloves, and holding a single red rose...

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Leurs chemins se sont croisés Leurs chemins se sont croisés

Crossing Paths There were actually three photos of this mother/daughter pair  walking down Rue Saint-Paul in the Marais.   The blurred figur...

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Le Perchoir - mes amis Le Perchoir - mes amis

Le Perchoir (the rooftop bar) There were only three of us that evening,  plus the family of one of the workers, two or three others. We enjo...

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Le Raspail - un café de la nuit Le Raspail - un café de la nuit

Le Raspail Many of the Paris cafés are enjoyed much later  than the Petits-déjeuners (breakfast) sign would indicate here.   You may notice...

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