Saturday, October 6, 2018

Une journee a Paris

It's no secret that I love visiting Paris and as the old song goes, I love Paris in the Springtime, I love Paris in the fall.....
As a young girl I was always fascinated with the City and feel very lucky to have been able to make this journey again. Oui oui Paris!

Sometimes I had to pinch myself after the drapes were pulled back   at the apartment, to see this beautiful view. Looking down at the tree lined streets, hearing cars and people everywhere and happy to say that the bedroom was at the back, with double glazed windows, and was very quiet.

We have stayed at apartments where people seem to stay up all night and make lots of noise and sleep can be hard to come by. Also we had a comfortable King sized bed which can sometimes be rare in this City.

Tuileries Garden was wonderful walking around and seeing the beautifully kept gardens and seeing the sculptures.
We were very lucky to have perfect weather and only one day was a little overcast and a small drizzle of rain. I loved the Autumn weather, where the sky was  blue and clear.

 Wandering along we can across the triumphal arche of Porte Saint-Denis. Not knowing what this was at the time, we were happy that we got to see this.
It is worth taking a little detour to see this very impressive arch and this used to once be the gateway to the City.
 Over shadowed by the popular sister, L'Arc de Triomphe.
The inscription at the top reads LVDOVICO MAGNO which translates " To Louis the Great"
 I love the painting below, by Jean Beraud, of the Boulevard Saint Denis, around the Belle Epoque era. Everyone looks very elegant 
 

Around every corner there is always something fascinating to see, cobbled streets and interesting buildings


For those with a sweet tooth, there is always some lovely little patisserie shop that would tempt you into buy something to take home.
Now to leave you with a pretty rose and to wish you a happy weekend

hugs
Carolyn

28 comments:

  1. Owww Paris is so beautiful...my favorite city !...💕 love Ria x

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    1. Thanks Ria, and have to say my favourite city also.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  2. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am happy that I found your wonderful blog through ola'ola's comment box

    Paris is up in my wish list either

    You definitely are lucky to visit it again my friend :)

    Loved the view through your window and each place you shared here .such a beautiful city and Eiffel tower OH I just want to stand up there and take panoramic views of enchanting city
    Your way with words is also very interesting!!!

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    1. Thank you Baili for visiting my blog and it is always great to find another blog and I enjoyed visit yours.
      Have a great week

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  3. Beautiful and thanks for sharing your travels with us.
    Blessings
    Love Jeanne

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    1. Thank you Jeanne and huge congratulations to your latest grand baby.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  4. what an amazing view to have from your apartment!

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    1. It was wonderful Juliet and we almost felt like Parisians going to buy our bread and supplies.

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  5. Congratulations Paris is beautiful and wish goes to know that city.

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    1. Thank you Artemisa and was lovely to discover your blog.

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  6. Must have been a lovely time in Paris, my dearest friend! Thank you for wonderful pictures!
    Love and hugs and a happy new week, Claudia xoxo

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    1. Thank you dear Claudia and yes, Paris is such a beautiful city and everywhere you look you want to take a photo.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  7. Paris is always a good idea! And yes especially in spring and autumn!
    Seems you had great time there, i'm happy for you! :)
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Silvia and yes, I agree with Audrey Hepburns quote, that Paris is always a good idea.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  8. What a wonderful trip you had in Paris, Carolyn. And those desserts look amazing and so Yummy. That is the one thing Nel and Jess always talked about when they visited Paris, their desserts and their food. Thank you for the pretty rose today.

    Happy October!

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri and happy October to you.
      Don't know how the majority of French people stay so slim with all the wonderful food and desserts.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  9. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  10. Dearest Carolyn,
    Glad that you were able to have some special Paris experiences once more. Some favorite places seem to tug at us for returning and we better give in!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  11. Dear Mariette,

    I know exactly what you are saying and how often we have the desire to go back to a place we have visited and loved.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  12. Thank you for the lovely tour of your time in Paris, dear Carolyn! It's so nice to have a quiet, comfortable place to stay after a wonderful day of experiencing this beautiful city. The view from your room is so pretty and the pastries so tempting. It would be hard for me to resist!
    Sending hugs xo
    Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen and yes, we must have been travelling about the same time, you in Italy and us in France.
      Isn't it so lovely to be able to travel and see new places.
      hugs
      Carolyn

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  13. What a wonderful post, dear! Great photos! I would also love to visit Paris in future.
    Hugs ♥

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    1. Thank you LianaLaurie, for your visit and hope that you will be able to visit Paris.
      hugs

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  14. Pairs is a wonderful city. Your shots are amazing and the pastries sound delicious
    Hugs

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  15. I felt sure I'd left a comment but can't see it here.
    A beautiful post, I enjoyed reading about your travels and seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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It always makes me happy to read your comments
and I look forward to visiting you.


Carolyn xx