Monday, November 30, 2009


French are not flag people. We quite never put flag in our homes like you can see in some countries (except for special events like Soccer world cup) and the only places where you can find French Flag are public buildings like this beautiful Hotel Particulier located on the Place de l'Etoile (you can see the reflexion of the Arc de Triomphe in the windows).

Sunday, November 29, 2009

An afternoon at the Opéra

I'm sorry for the poor qulaity of the picture but I took it my phone since I did not take my camera this afternoon. I am just back from a fabulous performance of  La Bohème at the Bastille Opéra which you can see on the picture and I could not help but posting something about it today.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunset on Notre Dame

As George would say : what else ?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rue Stendhal

The rue Stendhal, named after the French author, ends with steps when approaching the Eglise de Charonne. A very typical 20th arrondissement scenery, within a walking distance from home.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gare de l'Est

"East railways station" is located in the 10th arrondissement. It's one of the 6 Paris stations.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Saint Eustache church

Saint Eustache church was built between 1532 and 1640. It is located in the center of Paris near "Les Halles".

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Art building

Seen on a appartments building, rue Beaubourg. You see why It is always worth looking up when walking in Paris. I have passed by this building many times before noticing this 2 sculptures.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Père Lachaise in fall

I'm back from a visit of the Père Lachaise cemetery where I took some friends who are staying at home for the week-end. Very nice views with the falling leaves.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Arc de Triomphe

I realize that I never posted any picture of the Arc de Triomphe located on the Place Charles de Gaulle also called Place de L'Etoile (Star square) as all the avenues around are organized like a star.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Art in the garden

Once again a view from the Tuileries garden which I really like. The trees don't have leaves anymore but the sun is there these days and I wanted to share this view with you.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Roof terrace

And if I tell you that this terrace is located on the Champs de Mars right in front of the Eiffel Tower ... one more dream apartment don't you think ?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A view

From the Cité de l'Architecture on the Trocadéro.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Inside the Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is a free city Museum located near the champs Elysées with a nice little garden inside.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Carrousel in Montmatre

One of the nice old carrousel we have in Paris. During the Holiday season from December 20th until January 4th the Paris city makes them free for the children.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Surrounded statue

I will have to come back next spring when the wisteria surrounding this statue will be green again.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Péché mignon

One thing I did not tell about my little trip on the Champs Elysees for the Armistice day is that I could not help but stop at Ladurée and have some of these incredible macarons ... and by the way I wish you all good luck for this Friday 13th !

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Do you ?

Like this shop's name on the Champs Elysées I love Paris, do you ?
By the way, I saw today that they already put the lights in the trees for the Christmas lightings of the Avenue. It will start on November 20th and I will post photos of course.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Armistice's day

I waited until this afternoon to post today's picture because I wanted a fresh one from the Arc of Triomphe where this morning took place the commemoration ceremony of the end of World War I. So I went to the Champs Elysées and I'm just back with these pictures.
For the first time a German leader, Angela Merkel, has attended the ceremony with Nicolas Sarkozy. I think this is a perfect sign to show the friendship that is now in place between France and Germany and it gives hope for the future.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A peaceful street

Who would imagine that this little paved street with houses and little front door gardens is located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris ?

Monday, November 9, 2009


The caricature of "the French" is the guy wearing a béret (soft wool cap above) and carrying a baguette under is arm. If I often carry a baguette I've never had a béret but I agree you may find old men, mostly in the west southern part of France, who still wear this cap. These are sold in tourists shops.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Théâtre de Guignol

When I posted a picture of the Parc Montsouris 2 days ago, Nadège said she remembered the "Guignol" so that's for her. It's also for all who I guess do not know "Guignol". It is athe main caracter in a French puppet show that also took his name. You can see more on wikipedia and have a lot on this video showing the Champs Elysées Guignol Theater which is basically the same show.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


A dinking water fountain like you can find in some Paris streets.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Parc Montsouris

The Parc Montsouris is located in the 14th arrondissement in the south of Paris. It is a beautiful park and especially at this time of year.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tour Saint Jacques

The Tour Saint Jacques is a remaining from an old church that was demolished during the French Revolution.It's been standing here on the right bank for 5 centuries (built between 1509 and 1523) and is located in a square that took its name "Square de la Tour Saint Jacques".
Ever since I lived in Paris the tower was not visible but coverved because it was so old and fragile that rocks were sometimes falling. It's only in march this year that restoration work had been completed and that the tower was "un-packed". We then had the feeling of having a new monument given to Paris though it was only 500 years old ....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bibilothèque Nationale de France

Tower of the National Library in the 13th arrondissement. I may miss towers ?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Back home

I'm back home from my week holidays in NYC. The Big Apple is still my second favourite city in the world. I don't know why I chose this picture today ... do you ?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Theme day : doorways

Sorry but I am still in New York today so for the theme day my photo doesn't look very Parisian ... hope you like it anyway.
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