20 of my favorite Snapshots of Paris!
I’m sharing a few highlight Snapshots of Paris today! This is just a little taste of our fab week in Paris. I’ll have to dedicate several posts just to the glorious food we ate, so look for la gastronomie themed photos next!
Every time I go to Paris I find new favorite streets. Our apartment was just a few steps from Rue Montorgueil, a pedestrian-only road full of darling cafes, cheese shops, wine shops and fruit and vegetable stalls. We, of course are not the first to have loved this road. Monet painted it. And people have flocked to this road for delightful pastries since 1730.
We understand why. We became big fans of Stohrer, making daily trips for treats.
The eclairs and almond croissants were our regulars, but we also found the lemon tarts and raspberry tarts to be delightful.
We wandered past the Porte Saint Denis one day when we were totally lost, which is a great case for getting lost in a city! So beautiful!
The Musee D’Orsay is regular stop for me in Paris. The building is as gorgeous as the art, and winter is SUCH a good time to enjoy being inside!
The giant clocks inside the Musee D’Orsay have sublime views of the Louvre across the Seine.
My mom and sister both enjoy some shopping, so this was my first time to Le Bon Marché, the first department store in Paris!
I loved visiting elegant Saint-Eustache and it featured heavily in our food tour of Paris as it stands at the front of what used to be the biggest food market in Paris. Like I said, much more to come about food in Paris!
Even though it was really cold in Paris, I LOVED that all the cafes are still open for business, many with heaters under the awnings so you can still sit outside. I read somewhere that the cafes in Paris turn the streets into an extension of peoples’ homes. People use their neighborhood cafes like living rooms. I love that! We stopped every day in cafes. Lots of hot drinks on cold afternoons for us!
Walking along the Seine in any season is one of the best ways to spend time in Paris.
I tried to get my family across as many bridges as possible! All the views are a little different from one another.
This is a close up of the detail on the giant wooden doors of the Notre Dame. LOVE.
So many beautiful doors in Paris!
I went through many more Metro stations on this trip, partly because of the cold and also because they were not as crowded as they are in summer. This station in Montmartre is pretty spectacular!
So many charming streets.
Le Sacre Coeur in Montmartre on a very chilly morning.
So many treasures in this Paris institution! We all enjoyed our time browsing in Shakespeare and Company,
It was first time climbing to the top of the Notre Dame for the first time.
387 steps to the top of the tower! Those gargoyles have some pretty fab views!
We packed in the activities in Paris, but having a whole week made it easier to see some new sights and include my old favorites!
Since getting back, I’ve made my whole family watch Sabrina. And I smiled at that old familiar line,
Paris is always a good idea.