S: Under Paris Skies September 2012 & 2014
FC: UnderParisSkies September 2012 & 2014
1: On our way to O'Hare and our flight to Paris ! | A glass (or 2) of wine before boarding..... | 2012
2: Our Amazing apartment on the Rue De Poitou in the Marais district
4: Sacre Coeur at the Top of Montmartre....The best view of Paris and, yes, you have to climb steps like these to get there.....Part of the area's charm.
5: My first day solo without Kellie...... I miss her already | Met a very nice Gal from London who was also in Paris on business by herself......My only business was having fun ! | Street Sign for an eyeglasses store | Life-size Chocolate Big Cat ! | Dogs get to go wherever they want to....even inside restaurants and shops !
6: On the steps of Madeleine Church | 2012 | 2014 | The view from Rue Greneta where our apartment was in 2014 Bought lots of wine at Nicholas, a Paris-wide wine shoppe | The view from the window of our apartment | A clever ornament to advertise a Paris restaurant
7: Food, Glorious French Food ! | Inside AuPied Cochon | Has never been closed in 50 years !
8: JoEllen, Lois & I took in the Dinner Show at the Moulin Rouge....We were all so glad that we experienced it !
9: The Moulin Rouge in the early 1900's
10: A cafe Wall in Monmartre.....
11: ......Very Belle Epoque !
12: The Cluny Museum Museum of Medieval Art
13: The Cluny Museum | The "Lady and the Unicorn", the Cluny's most famous resident
15: The Catacombs
16: The Musee Victor Hugo is located on the Place De Vosges in the heart of the Marais | This View is from the window of his home where he lived, wrote and died in
17: Les Miserables His Most Famous Work | Victor Hugo on his deathbed
18: The view from Monet's room
19: A Day trip to Claude Monet's Home in Giverny, just outside Paris. His Gardens are like standing in the middle of one of his paintings.
20: More Of Our
21: Day in Giverny | The Grave of Claude Monet
22: In and around Paris
23: No One Does flowers like the French !
24: Sketching and reading by the Medici Fountain in the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens
25: Living Street Sculptures.......Amazing !
26: Dinner at The Jules Verne Restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower
27: The curse of the Parisian is the pigeon......they are everywhere and in great multitudes. They hang around cafe's and markets and can spot a crumb a mile away. Every so often, these "charming" little creatures show up on "Le Menu", and, as they say, it tastes like chicken. The curse of the pigeon is the petite garcon (little boy) who makes it his mission to chase and torment these fat little birds. I have witnessed this challenge many, many time and have yet to see the garcon win. And, yet, every generation of parisien boys gives it a try. It's in their blood.
28: Not all French Chefs are fat !
29: Le Gordon Bleu | Paris's most famous Cooking School....we took a day of preparing a "meal for friends" & another day of French Street Market Shopping under the watchful eyes of two of their chefs
30: The Museum of Modern Art in the Centre POMPIDOU
32: Who Does....
33: ..Better Window Display than the French ?
34: Even More Beautiful Windows !
35: This entire display was made with recycled materials ! | Artistic Eclairs
36: A Day Away at the Chateau Chantilly
37: A Hunting Lodge and equestrian Center for a French Nobleman............
38: Poor Kellie....Fell asleep briefly (Thank goodness!) while walking on our first day ! | L'Hotel DeVille (City Hall...Not a Hotel) Beautiful Square that they flood in the Winter as a spot for ice-skating
40: Why would anyone not cook when they have food shopping like this ???
41: Fresh seafood everyday straight from the northern coast of France
42: Market Shopping on the Street with our two chef hosts from the Gordon Bleu
43: The Paris food markets have everything for the foodie that can possibly be imagined.....tthe french cook will typically shop everyday for the freshest items....and everything is eaten including organ meats....The markets are a veritable feast for the eyes and most vendors will be happy to give you a sample of whatever they are selling........yum !
46: Musee Carnavalet.......A museum devoted to the history of Paris. One of my favorites !
47: G.Fouquet's Art Nouveau Jewely Store Formerly located on the Champs during the Belle Epoque and completely rebuilt in this museum....beautiful !