Thursday, June 9, 2011

25 Champs Elysees, Room # 5

Number 5 Champs Elysees, was the room we stayed in when we were in Paris at the Hotel Pavia. ( I did a post a while back and showed some photos )
Our room was on the top floor and the middle room. Had the smallest lift I have ever been in and went ever so slowly and was so glad when the little cage finally made it to our floor.

I loved the black paint, toile wallpaper and the stripey drapes in the bedroom.
My DH brushing up on our French phrase book , so we could try and " parlez Francais un petit peu", when we went out.

This was the beautiful picture hanging on the wall in our room, love the glamour and sophistication from a bygone era.

Aux Champs Elysees ~
A video about beautiful Paris with this wonderful song from Joe Dassin ( French singer)
I love this song and it makes my heart flutter when I hear it.
When we were at a Restaurant in Montmatre, a guy was playing this on the piano and singing...very romantic.

Hope that you are enjoying your week, it is Thursday here already, did the week speed up?
Seems like that for me.
Thank you for visiting me and the kind birthday wishes for my husband, he said to say many thanks.



  1. Dearest Carolyn,

    Paris does offer so much culture and history. Especially for all of us now living in a 'New World' where the buildings are never centuries old. Yeah, one advantage is the roomy lifts we got... When we did tour Spain and Portugal, with a stay in Paris, on a luxury bus from The Netherlands it was often scary to use those narrow and slow lifts. We certainly were glad we came with our carry-on (at that time the larger ones were still allowed on planes!) otherwise it would be a problem!
    But that aside, it's just the fact that the buildings are not set up for a comfy lift, you had a great time! Oui un petit peu français is helpful for you and anyone dealing with you.
    Thanks for bringing fond memories back to me as well. Now I'm living here, Paris is not a regular hop anymore. It used to be only 5 hrs by car...

    Lots of love,


  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I love your blogs new look!

    If you had looked closely, you would have found pieces of my heart all around Paris - I love that place - so romantic and enchanting. What a great room you stayed in, those curtains are great and love those old elevators. I stayed in a hotel in France one time, it had been an old post office at one time - it was great.

    Have a great end of the week!

  3. How fun! I just entered a contest to win a trip to Paris. "Dare to dream." :) Your husband is so handsome too! Belated birthday wishes to him, and enjoy your trip!

  4. Hi Carolyn, I love that toile wallpaper and the picture in your hotel room. Wow, the ceilings had been very high.
    I hadn't listened to Joe Dassin for quite a while but after you had mentioned him, I went straight to our CD shelf and played L'Été Indien, which is my favorite. Thank you for reminding me of him. I think I'll listen to his music in my studio today. Now I wish I could beam myself to a nice place in France to have a lovely breakfast :-).
    Have a great evening!
    Hugs to you,

  5. I love love love to walk on the champs elysee! Oh, I hope I can travel to Paris next year!!!!!

  6. Ohhh Paris, I love the city even though I've never been there.
    The door was lovley, black is my colour:)
    Have a nice day!

  7. Oh Carolyn!!!! Our students at my school learn this song in FIRST GRADE and this song is usually sung with MUCH AFFECTION during our assemblies! Oh wonderful are the memories, Carolyn and I LOVE THAT BLACK DOOR! And as for the lifts? SHEESH! TINY! I remember my apartment in Nice France had those and I dared not use them for I am a bit claustrophobic in such a tight squeeze, so I had to take 5 flights of stairs instead; I kept very slim in those days!

    So good to see you dearest and enjoy your day!!! Anita

  8. Hi Carolyn - Now you've got me singing -Aux Champs Elysees- I love the video. Your room at Number 5 is just gorgeous and the wall paper so...very French - I'm sure you were very comfortable there.
    Keep safe and have a lovely long week-end.

  9. Paris is divine. No question. Romance is everywhere.
    And your room looks perfect, Carolyn.
    Loved listening today as well as looking.

  10. Carolyn, I can't think of anything better then to be in's a dream of mine to be there, how wonderful all your pictures are......I love that you got to go there!
    Love the sweet!
    Margaret B

  11. Oh Carolyn, you have me dreaming of Paris AGAIN! Thank you, sweet friend!

    Have a wonderful weekend :) xoxo

  12. Looks like a lovely hotel! That song is amazing, I last heard it years ago when I was in Germany, glad you're enjoying your trip

  13. Hi Carolyn,

    This is a lovely song indeed. It's Happy and the perfect song to have on the radio and remind you of Paris! We will be visiting in three weeks time :-)!

    Madelief x

  14. Oh I loved that song!!!! Just makes you want to dance or skip or something! Beautiful room too. You must have had a wonderful stay there, all but the teeny lift.
    hugs from here Carolyn dear...

  15. Paris Paris, I truly think it is the most beautiful city in Europe, perhaps even in the world.
    I hope your Friday is off to a wonderful start, sweet Carolyn. It's a long (Pentecost) weekend, woo hoo!
    Love to you o xx o

  16. Hi Carolyn,
    How i love Paris too, love the room you where in, and thanks for always leaving me such nice comments.
    Off to bed for me now, bye!
    Maureen x

  17. KNOCK KNOCK! Oh I just love that black door! Good morning Carolyn! THANK YOU for visiting me yesterday! I had a long day yesterday at school and then we had to go out shopping for a REFRIGERATOR! So by the time I came home to eat my dinner, I was OUT LIKE A LIGHT! Today is THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL and this year went by faster than ALL my school days ever. So my summer begins!!!!!! HAPPYY DAY DEAREST! Anita

  18. the hotel looks really elegant and Parisian! hope you had a wonderful time !

  19. Hi Carolyn, happy belated birthday wishes to your husband. It seems that June is a busy birthday month for many. Carrot cake is one of my faves, especially homemade. Your trip to Paris must have been wonderful. Hubby has been on business several times but I haven't made it there yet. One day ... I can't watch the video. :/ For some reason it is restricted here. Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

  20. Carolyn,

    Thanks so much for giving me a 2 minute 41 second mini vacation. AHHHHHH. So good. Have a lovely weekend my friend!


  21. hi Carolyn, Paris is the city I love to visit too. They do have the smallest elevator. Oh I love the song, it is such happy music. I'm so glad you stopped in to say hello. I'm sure you and husband had a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing........

    The French Hutch

  22. I do love your new look! Thanks for sharing the jOY once your posts my friend. xoxoxo

  23. Bonjour Carolyn,
    Great photos of your room - the lifts are all tuny in Paris. I believe it is because the building are so old, and were added much later. It is always a relief to get off!
    Bonne weekend,

  24. This is a beautiful post again.
    I love the song !
    So happy you came back to see me !
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Love Mapi

  25. Good morning precious Carolyn!

    YES! YESTERDAY (Friday) was out last day of school and it was quite emotional and physically draining. I came home to eat dinner and was already drowsy but the neighbors had invited us over for an evening under the stars and so I was unable to get to my blogging so I am way behind! BUT I AM FREE, with the exception of having three days worth next week of meetings. AHHH! But this is it; NO MORE SCHOOL until late August!

    I will BE BACK!!!! Now off to compose a blog post! Anita

  26. I love,love Paris,I hope you enjoy your trip!

  27. I could not watch the video, it was blocked in Sweden. Sounds so nice with dinner in Montmartre, and the hotel is so beautiful. Ceiling height is impressive .
    Hawe a nice weekend

  28. Hi Carolyn,
    Love this room starting from the doors. And, you know I love the toile!!
    Not sure I could take the small lift. A little to tight for me.LOL

    To stay in a room like this is pure french and what a wonderful time for you. Thank you for sharing your adventure. It is inspiring and make one have dreams!

    thank you for stopping by the party post. Always great to see you.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

    XO hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  29. Oh, how delightful. I love your photographs and I love that song. What a beautiful post about Paris.

  30. Carlyn your blog looks lovely. What a great post too. I do always enjoy my visits. Thank you so much for your bloggy friendship. I appreciate you♥

  31. Dear Carolyn,
    Enjoyed seeing your pics!!! Wish i could have seen all of this in person, but since i can't seeing your pics will be the next best thing!!!
    So very happy that you got to see all these neat sights.
    Love your room...think the high ceilings and colors are delightful.
    Having a great week.
    May you have the same!

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