Sunday, 16 December 2012


Yesterday in Paris was just heaven.  There was even some sun!

The forecast said fine in the morning.....with an evening thunder storm.

I knew exactly what Pierre and I had to do......take the Metro fast and bolt to La Grande Roue....then a long, leisurely stroll along the Seine and a reward of chocolat chaud (before the storm hit!)

I didn't want to waste a minute of that sunshiney, blue sky!
Just outside Saint-Georges Metro...
too adorable not to photograph.
There she is!
La Grande Roue...stairway to heaven!
The fabulous Grand Palais framed
by our little carriage.
Le jogging in Tuileries.
Sacré-Coeur on the top of Montmartre...way in the distance.
At the top now!  
There's Jeu de Paume and rue de Rivoli down there.
And the Christmas chalets all the way
along Champs-Elysées.  They'll be
sipping mulled wine down there!
Merci beaucoup Santa....the ride on La Grande Roue was trés, trés bon!
And now...for that long, leisurely promenade along the Seine.
Went into a bookshop the other day and the owner said,
"Un chapeau Mongolian Madame!"  I knew that!
Winter in Paris...very cold but definitely trés belle.
Segway...a perfect way to get around...but peut-etre not for moi!
Parfait, n'est-ce pas?
Who's that gorgeous Frenchman smiling at moi?
The sun was out so the bouquinistes were out in force too...
couldn't resist these 1 euro carte postale (again)!
Lovely little Place Dauphine was totally deserted...
got lost inside the pine Christmas trees...
their parfum was délicieux.
You lookin' at moi!   (Sorry!)
Saw lots of this....there'll be lots
more carried home this weekend too.
Across the garden at the back
of Notre-Dame...
then over Pont Louis-Philippe...
I really needed that chocolat chaud.
Buskers everywhere....
and Parisians....
At last....Le Flore en L'Ile...a silver jug of rich creamy hot chocolate
and another jug of steaming frothy milk awaits....heaven!
The weatherman got it right.....
Heaven...n'est-ce pas?

P.S.  Off to London next week....Pierre's desperate for his Christmas pork pie!
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  1. Loved these photos. Hot chocolate then Pork Pie - two of my favourite things.

  2. Merci Robyn for the tour on la Grande Roue and the promenade along the Seine.
    Parfait, Oui!! Cést Heaven. Good to see you are keeping the cold at bay ( Le chapeau) Enjoy your time in London (I Know you will) and the Pork Pies. A bientot. Jude

  3. I can feel the crisp air. What a wonderful tour. I particularly like the photo of the Champs-Elysées. Wonderful Robyn. Thanks!