Friday, 7 September 2012

Un Samedi å Paris

Un samedi å Paris / a Saturday in Paris...and what to do.  Perhaps lunch in one of the local cafes?

Well, I have to be truthful...I'm not really a huge fan of the Galleries Lafayette department store...far too many designer bags, shoes, and tourists for moi.  But I'd heard it had a wonderful rooftop terrace cafe that offered brilliant views of Paris.  And it was very close to home...only about a 15 minute walk.

So Pierre and I set off late one Saturday morning....we thought we'd have lunch on the terrace and admire the rooftops of Paris at the same time.  We'd just dart through all that frenzied shopping and go straight to the terrace.  What a great idea....lunch at 'the local'.
A quick dash down Rue de Chateaudun and we were soon ensconced in the terrace cafe.
We had a fabulous view sitting just near the jasmine and rosemary....
not a bad local cafe is it?
Rosé and tarte citron....fab combination....and not a problem as the
walk back home would neutralize the calories!  Well, sort of.
The rooftops of Paris....trés impressive non?
The back of the fabulous Opera Garnier.
Sacré Coeur, Montmartre in the distance...views up, down and all around.
After lunch and the views, it was back through the store....
the interior is beautiful....
I'm just not keen on all that frenzied shopping!
And just a hop, skip and a jump down Rue de La Chaussée d'Antin........and we were home.
Yes...I think there'll be a few more trips back to 'the local'...le tarte citron and views were fantastique!

A bientot.

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  1. Hello:
    Oh yes! Absolutely our kind of place for lunch. The views are terrific and the 'tarte au citom' looked truly delicious. And, all just a few minutes from home, this is all perfect. We might well be tempted to move in!!!

    1. I must admit Jane and's a very nice spot here in the 9th.

  2. How fabulous for a quick bite! More please.

  3. Must say Robyn, not a bad way to spend a Saturday!! Lunch looked very inviting. Must agree with the department store frenzied shopping. Absolutely not!! A bientot. Jude

  4. Absolutely stunning views from the rooftop!! I've also heard of this cafe but have never been. I'm so glad I could see it through your lens. :-)

    1. How charming Rambling Tart!!! I love your blog name. It really is a terrific view...such a find. (And the tarts are trés bon too!) A bientot.

  5. You can also get a slightly different perspective from the rooftop terrace at Printemps down the street. (I'm always on the lookout for potential Paris views.)