Saturday, July 14, 2012

La Fete Nationale

July 14th, France celebrates Bastille Day ~ to my friends there ... enjoy the festivities, parades and firework displays.

Always lovely to look over  holiday snaps and any excuse to show a few photos we took while in France.
La Notre Dame

At St Emillion, we bought macarons from this little shop
Sacre Coeur ~ Montmartre


Le Moulin el Gallette
Shopping up at Montmartre was fun, walking along the old cobblestone streets.
La Cremaillere was such a lovely Restaurant, in fact we enjoyed our evening and meal,  that we dined out here a second time.
Amazing, that this has been operating since the 1900.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

41 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot Carolyn !
    Best regards from Paris...

    Pierre

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  2. H*i CAROLYN!!
    I love your POST!!
    I LOVE FRANCE!!
    I thought the area around the Sacre Le Couer was so amazing!!loved the shopping and restaurants as well.....the VIEW..oh man...
    I say happy Bastille day to France!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  3. Paris (and London too!) have to be among the liveliest cities on earth!!


    Wishing you & yr family a wonderful weekend!

    PS Sooooo busy (& lively too!) here!!

    Hugs

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

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  4. Hi dear Carolyn,
    thankyou for the possibility to revisit all the beauty of old buildings in Paris-I love them.
    And your restaurant and Macaroon place looked beautiful as well.
    Wish you a wonderful week-end.
    xo,Dorthe

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  5. Amei as fotografias.

    ¸❤✿•.¸
    ♥ Bom fim de semana!
    ♡ Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  6. BONNE FÊTE! Oh how I love this celebration. I was in Paris one year on this date and the celebration had a VICTOR HUGO THEME...it was STUNNING!

    Happy day sweet friend! Anita

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  7. Thank you for your good wishes on Bastille Day, Carolyn!

    Hugs from France.

    Stephanie

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  8. J'adore la France!!
    Hi Carolyn, how are you? I'm happy, because I have to work for an other two weeks, and then, finally, my vacations begin!! I'll go to France, in Britain, in a little city called Sarzeau. I hope that I'll make some nice picture in that land!
    Have a nice sunday!
    Kisses
    Monique

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  9. Wonderful memories of La Belle France .... wouldn't it be wonderful to be there ... watching the fireworks from the Pont Neuf. xx

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  10. Oh Carolyn it makes me want to go to France. I have buckly's, so I will enjoy your pictures.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  11. A wonderful peek in the world of Paris!

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  12. Wonderful pictures !!! I have driven past Paris when we went to Chartres, but never visited. Our daughter has been there twice ; )
    Happy 14 JUly to all the French followers and a wonderful weekend to you ; )

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  13. Ciao cara!

    E' bello percorrere con te le strade di Parigi...

    Non ho mai assaggiato i macarons! ;)

    Sono anomala! Un abbraccio e buon w.e- anche a te! Kisssssss. NI

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  14. Dearest Carolyn,

    Great post with lovely pictures. Fond memories. For me it is very special as I did have a relative who fought in the French Revolution (which started on Bastille Day)... and our country was under France at that time. I call it 'My French Connection' and you can read about that through the link under today's post.
    Happy weekend! My nephew is flying back home from New Zealand now... His 6 months as an interim student are over now.
    Mariette

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  15. Carolyn,

    I just loved these photos. It means so much more to me now that I've seen these places. What a wonder, right? So much beauty it's difficult to take it in. In reviewing our photos it's helped it to settle in a bit :)

    I'm looking forward to sharing my photos with you!

    leslie

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  16. Enjoy a happy weekend darling...love love love Ria...xxx..

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  17. Hi Carolyn, I certainly wish I'd be there instead of where I am, sigh. I'm humming the French national anthem while writing this comment. Vive la France!
    Have a great weekend :-)!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  18. Paris is always paris, love that city!

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  19. Nice to see you were in Paris. I like it also very much!

    Regards Janny

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  20. Beautiful shots!! Glad that you had a great time there exploring the place! The restaurant does look quite elegant indeed!
    Wish you a Happy Sunday Carolyn:)

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  21. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Carolyn!!!

    I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your photos!!

    xoxo

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  22. Carolyn, It is always a treat to see your pictures!
    d

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  23. I love Paris, always, and thank you for the marvelous photos to celebrate Bastille Day!
    Hope you're having a marvelous weekend, Carolyn!

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  24. My sweet Carolyn!

    Thank you so much for visiting with me! Off to dream of aqua beaches and then to have my dear old friend with me....wow....37 years have past. I wonder what has happened in between those years...it will be fun to find out!!!! LOVE! Anita

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  25. Always lovely to see pictures of France! We never made it to Montmartre so that's on the list for another trip - someday!
    Hope you're doing well Carolyn - it seems so long since I've popped in to see what you are up to...

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  26. Beautiful photographs of Paris Carolyn. They bring back happy memories of our holiday in France last year. We spend two lovely days in Paris :-)

    Have a lovely new week!

    Madelief x

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  27. WOW, Carolyn, these are gorgeous pictures--Ohh-la-la!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  28. Beautiful, beautiful Carolyn. I will probably never get to go to France, but I love going to France through your photos of it. I love how you get to go to so many wonderful places. I'm not a good traveler and leaving Landon is hard for me, but I have been many lovely places in my own country.
    I am so glad to see that you are doing well my sweet friend.
    sending many hugs...

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  29. Hi Carolyn
    What wonderful pictures as always you capture everything so beautifully.
    I hope to visit this gorgeous city one day. You really inspire with your posts.
    Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment.
    Have a great week.
    Lots of love.
    Celestina Marie

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  30. Hello Carolyn!!!! so wonderful to celebrate this with you!!! your photos are gorgeous and take me away if only for a brief moment....pure heaven!!! Thank you for the sweet Birthday wishes for munchkin!!!!

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  31. Dear Carolyn,
    thanks again for those wonderful pictures from Paris!
    A lovely Post you did again, many thanks!
    have a happy new week, my friend!
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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  32. I´ve never been to France, so it´s fun to see your photos.
    Wish you a sunny week
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  33. Beautiful, vive la France!

    In a week we are driving to south France, the mediterian sea...ah, I can't wait.
    lieve Groetjes uit Holland,
    Renny

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  34. Lovely postings
    Love and hugs

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  35. Hi Carolyn
    Ohhhh, thank you so much for the tour. I have never been to France so this was truly a treat for me.
    Thank you for taking me along.
    Sorry I am so late in getting here, I am doing some project around the house.
    It was so good to see you had come to visit. So happy you enjoyed Rat Butler and Scarlett..
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  36. Love the snaps you took in France - makes me miss it even more.

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  37. Happy start to your week Carolyne! I so want to go to Paris now! And try that restauranr ... xx

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  38. You always want to make me hop on a plane headed straight to Paris! :)

    Hope you're having a good week, Carolyn! xoxo

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