Nov 4, 2012

~ paris

France is a wonderful place to be during the fall. We have just returned and I have hundreds of photos to share.

First comes Paris. We spent only two days in Paris and packed in as much as we could. The photos reveal the cloudy skies, but the architecture and detail is not to be missed, even with a sprinkle of rain.

Day 1
We arrived early in the morning and thanks to a recommendation by my sister-in-law, we asked about the Crillon Hotel, hoping it was nearby for a stroll. We were delighted to find out it was just a 15 minute walk from our hotel, just down the Champs-Elysees...



A charming area indeed. 




We even popped inside to take a peek... very french!



We were also encouraged to have lunch at the Italian restaurant just across the street... Farnesina. (Yes, Italian. We had plenty of french food experiences planned...) 
I love those lanterns!

 The painted ceiling at the restaurant... 

The charm and detail in the city is extraordinary and outstanding and I loved every inch of it... 

A memorable flower shop on our stroll...




I loved every single thing about this shop.




The Four Seasons Hotel ~ another beauty.

Our first dinner was at Chez George a classic Parisian bistro ~ almost like going back in time... delicious and a real treat. The perfect beginning to our week in France!


The view from our balcony...



Just outside our hotel...


The Arc de Triomphe 

More shots down Champs Elysees...













More Paris coming up!

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12 comments:

Sarah said...

I never tire of seeing photos of my favorite city!
Thanks for sharing.......Sarah

Today's Treasure by Jen said...

Hope you made it into the newly remodeled Laduree you pictured. I just missed the reoening by days. Your photos a beautiful- thank you for sharing them!

cindy said...

Thanks for sharing my favorite city in the world! Love all the beautiful architectural details and the lovely flowers!

Connie said...

I have dreamed of traveling to France ever since I was a little girl . . .well, now I'm an old girl, and I have decided that I'll not get there in this life. What I can do is travel with you through blogging . . . So if you don't mind an old gal tagging along . . . I'm yours.
I would be honored to have you visit my little blog . . . I enjoy life, right where I'm planted and I blog about my everyday pleasures.
Have a wonderful day, and thank you for this delight tour of French architecture. I have enjoyed my visit.
Your newest blogging sister, Connie

cindy hattersley design said...

What a beautiful blog! I look forward
to reading more!

Splenderosa said...

Jan, these are lovely. I hope you got to Place des Vosges...one of the most spectacular squares in the world. xx's

David & Dianne said...

Wowee!! Beautiful pictures and glad I could see it all through your eyes--like Connie I am traveling through you as I am an old gal too!!! So glad you are home!!! love, Mom

BRASWELL said...

Share, share! More please. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

its a wonderful world said...

Great photos Jan. I can't wait to see the ones you took in Saint Emilion!!

I Dream Of said...

What a gorgeous trip, Jan! Fall is one of my favorite times to visit Paris. Thanks so much for taking us along with you - I can't think of a better way to start a Monday morning. Looking forward to seeing more!

Rena Designs said...

Oh I have enjoyed "Our" trip to Paris! I can't wait to see what we do next! Such Beauty, Europe totally Rocks! Thanks for sharing!

Dovecote Decor said...

Jan: Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my High Point post. You have every right to post a carefully planned and lovely vacation. I enjoyed it throughly. The French Tangerine will unquestionably like our next post on the color orange at HP! Coming soon.
Best,
Liz