Saturday, July 26, 2014

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!

Look up!

(above: Les Invalides; below: restaurant in the Musée d'Orsay)

Look down! 

(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!

(above: Fauchon)

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 run! 
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...

(Baby Dior!)

...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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