Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Living barge

When you live on a barge like some people do in Paris, you may need a car and I guess this is the perfect type of car to own.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Eyes on the river bank

Last week-end I did not only visit the Eiffel Tower but also had a trip on the Bateaux Mouches along the Seine. That's the kind of thing you only do when friends come to visit you in Paris and I enjoyed it a lot.
On the banks of the Isle Saint Louis we saw this very strange painting that was being done. I am not sure but I guess it is made for the next big event in Paris which will take place next saturday called "Nuit Blanche" that can be translated as White Night but also meaning a night with no sleep. I will talk more about this event when it happened.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Eiffel Tower one more

I can't resist showing another view taken from the Eiffel Tower. Here is the Seine, the Alexender III bridge and the Concorde Square.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shadow on the city

This week-end I went to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, something that Parisians seldom do. The view is always so magic and we had the chance to have a perfect clear weather. The light was going down and the tower'shadow on the city added beauty to the scenery.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Le Moulin de la Galette

Le Moulin (mill) de la Galette is located rue Lepic in Montmatre, on top of the hill. It is the only remaining mill on the hill and has become a restaurant.
A famous Renoir painting pictured the "Dance at the Moulin de la Galette".

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cows in Paris

A cow exihibition on the avenue Daumesnil in the 12th arrondissement. Even the yellow mailbox has got horns !

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

General Store

Food stores in Paris are not only "Monoprix".

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009


A Parisian window with dogs you don't have to walk.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

European days of culture

Today and tomorrow the European Days of cultural heritage take place in Paris like everywhere in France and Europe.
During 2 days, all monuments and cultural palces are open free to public.

Friday, September 18, 2009


We have quite a lot of bricks made buildings in Paris. Most of them are standing along the "outside boulevards" which are the streets making this circle that gives the city limits. Some inside quarter also have these buildings like this one from in the 12th arrondissement overlooking the Promenade Plantée.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Musée d'Orsay

I've already posted photos of the inside of the Orsay Museum. Here is a view from across the Seine of this beautiful former railway station which has been transformed into one of the best Paris museum.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My new blog

Bir (1520)
No, Paris has not suddendly changed into this fabulous part of Myanmar called Bagan ! Today I break the CDP rule and I do not post a picture of my town because I want to introduce to you my new daily blog : Come Fly With Me.
Since I have the chance to travel during my holidays, which as you all know, we have plenty of in France ! I wanted to share some of my "coups de coeur" photos I took in different parts of the world. I hope you'll enjoy it and of course I will still be posting Paris pictures on this blog !
JM has already found the blog before I even talked about it. He's the winner for the first comments!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Foire aux vins

Every september, France is celebrating the Wine Fair (Foire aux vins). Here is a view from my "Monoprix" shop on boulevard de Charonne where they put for the event some glass bubbles with a tube so that you can smell all the different flavours found in wines like spicies, flowers ...
With every flavour you can smell, there is a list of wine associated. It's a great idea and as you can see on the background, we have quite a large choice of wines in that shop.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A sunday on the river bank

"Paris Plages" is over but every sundays of the year the roads on the river bank are closed to car traffic and open for pedestians, rollers, bikes ... it's always a great walk or ride even for a longtime Parisian like me. I just love it !
This "no car" event started on the banks and has now spread to 15 quarters in the city and the 2 woods (Boulogne and Vincennes) where during sundays and public holidays streets are closed to traffic. This permanent event is called "Paris Respire" (Paris is breathing), some of you who already visited the city may have noticed the signs in the street.
A list of the places concerned with maps is available on the City Hall website (French only ... sorry).

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Paris for 1 euro

I guess you all want this guy's address !

Friday, September 11, 2009

Saint Gervais - Saint Protais church

As promissed yesterday, I show you today the inside of the Saint Gervais Saint Protais church. You can see that there are no chairs but small wood stools giving a special look to the place.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rue des barres

This is one of my favourite street in the "old Paris". It leads from the Seine to the Marais and is surrounded by very old and beautiful houses. On the left you can see the back of the Saint Gervais-Saint Protais church which you can enter there. I will show a picture of the inside tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Champagne !

Lucky day today as it is the 09/09/09 so let me share with you a "coupe de champagne rosé" I had with my very good friends Pierre & Meiko last week-end. This is also Paris !

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Impasse Mousset

A charming dead end street in the 12th arrondissement called "Impasse Mousset".

Monday, September 7, 2009

More Opera

Mozart was also played outside during the "Opera des rues" event. Yesterday we had this great "Cosi fan tutte" version at the Place d'Aligre in the 11th arrondissment. Really stunning.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Art for everyone

During this week-end there is an event in the 12th and 13th arrondissement called "Opéra des rues" (Street Opera). Many events take place in streets, square and even in a shopping center like this one yesterday at the "Italie 2" mall. A great idea !

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Up and down

Typical Montmatre quarter street.

Friday, September 4, 2009


I guess my favorite views of Paris are on or above the Seine bridges. Here on the background you can see the Conciergerie.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


One of the many beautifull gargoyles of the Sacré Coeur Basilica in Montmatre.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A southern look

This gorgeous mansion is located rue Payenne in the 3rd arrondissement part of the Marais quarter. It has a "south of France" look due to its yellow walls.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Theme day : Big

One big plant pot in front of the Beaubourg Centre for the theme day.