Monday, February 16

the ten things I love most about Paris are.....x

in no particular order......x

1. the eiffel tower
......I don't think I have ever been to Paris & not clamoured for a glimpse of "la tour eiffel"
(autumn and the eiffel tower, toshio)
2. musee d'orsay
......I vividly remember my first visit here as a first year art student, thinking it was one of the most wonderful places on earth, and being mesmerised by the Degas pastels of the ballet students
3. the vintage markets at Porte de Clignancourt
......absolute heaven!
4. angelina's on the rue de rivoli
......their hot chocolate is the most decadent you will ever taste, and as you queue for a table you can gawp at the wonderful selection of cakes & pastries
5. galeries lafayette
......possibly one of the most glamorous department stores I've ever been to
6. the beautiful vintage carousels
......seen in so many of the parks and around the tourist attractions
7. Chanel, 31 rue Cambon
......the look of this building sums up all that is synomous with Chanel; classic, understated, simply elegant & unmistakably expensive
8. montmartre & the Moulin rouge
......I love the whole feel of this area, the views it gives you of the rest of Paris, wondering around the square watching the artists at work, and then seeing the moulin rouge, and feeling strangely surreal, as if in some ways this shouldn't actually exist, except in the fabulous imagination of film makers?
(moulin rouge, MoMaBi)
9. paris opera
......inspired Gaston Laroux's Phantom of the Opera
(place de l'Opera, brooklyn museum)
and finally 10. parisians chic, so unapologetic, just so......
bon nuit x


  1. I think I need to take you on my next tour of Paris. What a great list!

  2. i couldn't come up with a better top ten list......yours is perfect. I still can't get over Galeries Lafayette---I worked in a department store that just closed......the Galeries Lafayette store gave me hope for American Department Stores--we have to get back to the skeleton of a store before we can move forward--we look so cheap compared to that.

  3. your top ten list is terrific - I would have to add a few favorites to it (the Opera and the Seine bridges, just off the top of my head). But I particularly applaud your list because it mentions Musee d'Orsay rather than the Louvre. I also prefer the former to the latter.

    Nice to find your blog - I will return!

  4. Oh bonjour Sharon! your list is great! I did not get to the Musee D'Orsay or to Moulin Rouge when we went to Paris!

  5. What a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing your favorites with us. I will have to take this list with me if I am blessed enough to go again. I was only there for three days, but it was amazing. I had been living in the UK at the time and before returning home to the states was able to do a bit of traveling. I love your blog and will be back soon! Rhonda...

  6. Lovely photos - I went to Paris last year and love all the same things as you - I spent nearly a day looking at art alone! and the choc at angelinas is truly divine! Oh and the carousels...right im gonna have to dig up my old pics now! x

  7. Oh you just made me miss everything about my home!! I loved your list! I could use some Galerie Lafayette shopping therapy right now too!

  8. This is such a great list. I live in Paris, but have yet to do the market at Porte de Clignancourt. I'd probably add on to this list the Grand Mosquee de Paris and the Musee de l'Orangerie in the Jardin des Tuileries. The collection of Monet's Nympheas alone makes the visit worth it. I'm not such a great fan of Parisians though!

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