paris in july 2014
I've nearly let my favourite annual blogging event,
Paris in July, get away from me. But, just in time...
Two years ago I was in Paris, and I've posted some of the things I saw (best thing EVER: the Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques) and ate and ate and ate for Paris in July 2012. But I think there's always room for a bit more of one's travels, and I've had a look back at other trips -- and what fun to relive Paris all over again. Right, pull up a chair, maybe makes yourself a batch of David Lebovitz's foolproof gougères and enjoy!
(above: Les Invalides; below: restaurant in the Musée d'Orsay)
(above/below: the terrifyingly claustrophobic Catacombes de Paris)
Look where you're going!
(above: Sainte-Chapelle; below: Centre Pompidou)
(Aren't French signs the best?)
(above: on the Metro)
Find the perfect funeral monument!
(above/below: Cimetière Montparnasse; sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle)
Eat only purple food!
(above: no idea!; below: Ladurée's violet religieuse)
Eat only food shaped like animals!
(above: marzipan pigs at Maison Collet in Rue Montogueil;
below: mice, somewhere in the Marais?)
Eat only desserts with squeezy alcohol!
Eat only skyscraper French sandwiches!
(above: Ladurée and Angelina; below: the incredibly showy
Costes restaurant 'Georges' in the Centre Pompidou
where the Club Sandwich Traditionnel was 20 Euros)
Don't wake the grass!
(above: Louvre; below: in ever park)
Don't faint at the price of Australian cherries!
(I think this was in Hediard)
Visit a church that appreciates charcuterie!
(Sainte-Eustache near Les Halles)
Spend 3500 Euros on black truffles
or a nice vase?
(La Maison de la Truffe, near Madeleine; Lalique shop, Rue Royale)
I need to sit down with a cuppa!
(above: Ladurée macarons; Mariage Frères afternoon tea (waiting for the scones;
below: Angelina's Mont Blanc and hot chocolate)
Would these make my feet float on air...
...when they feel as though
they've walked down
every street in Paris?
Go on, it's Paris -- embrace the clichés!
Thanks to Tamara, Karen, Dolce Bellezza and Adria
for hosting another entertaining Paris in July!
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