Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Simple Pleasures of Paris II

Yes, Paris can be very, very expensive.....but you don't have to live the high life in Paris to truly enjoy this city.

There are so many simple pleasures to enjoy in little or no cost!  

So here's my second selection....I did an earlier post on this when I first arrived in Paris....and I know there'll be plenty of material for further posts on this topic.  Enjoy!

1. Nibbling the crust of a freshly baked baguette.
2.  Catching bubbles near the Hotel de Ville.
3.  Cuddling very cute bears under the Eiffel Tower.
4.  Watching les monsieurs play boules in the Palais Royal.
5.  Strolling along the Seine on any evening.
6.  Catching (or attempting to catch) Autumn leaves as they fall.
7.  Enjoying a peaceful view from one of those Parisian green chairs.
8.  And enjoying all those fantastic free Parisian "Hollywood's Paris"...Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Peter Sellars, Greta Garbo, Kirsten Dunst, Roger Moore, Grace Jones, Woody Allen etc etc in film and was so good and absolutely free!
Voilå you can's really easy (and as inexpensive as you want it to be) to have a fabulous time in Gay Paree!

A bientot.

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  1. I love Paris so much, crying by the end of this post! Can imagine your little surge of excitement even when you saw the bubbles! X

  2. J'adore paris tellement! And yes you can make it as cheap or expensive as you want ... I have not been with a family so I suppose sometimes it could work out dearer than you want .. but if you only go once now and then it is not too bad. There are lots and lots of simple pleasures in Paris and in the suburbs.. beautiful parcs to visit..vist up near Canal St Martin .. interesting and you can take the water trip... pack your own lunch and off you go ... !

  3. What were the bears for near the Eiffel Tower ? Interesting.

    1. Hi Anne, They're a United Nations exhibition and mark 25 years of the twinning of Paris and Berlin. Aren't they gorgeous!

    2. They're also called "The Friendship Bears".....all holding hands....every nation being represented. N i c e!

  4. Great tips + wonderful photos.

  5. Oh, it's a tough life living in Paris Robyn;) I hope you found time this Autumn do lots of drawing and painting amidst all those earthy colours.