Tuesday, 23 November 2021

T Stands For - The big treat in Paris!

 Hi everyone, before I do anything else I must congratulate Chris and Neet for recognising New Brighton on my poster page.

I am going to continue with my travels in Paris.

On Sunday afternoon we headed for the Hotel de Ville(Town Hall) and called into a Polish church

Proof that cats can sleep anywhere
We passed the queue for ice cream... just around the corner were my new favourites - Amorino

This time we had cups of their delicious icecream (well, I had my favourite sorbet)

Which meant we could walk and eat our ices

We walked by the new(ish) play areas by the Seine
When we arrived at the Hotel de Ville the queues were around the building - it was too hot to queue for something we may not get into.
Around the other side they are promoting the Olympics.

We walked on and sat for a while in gardens at Le tour St Jacques 
The tower is all that is left of a church demolished during the French Revolution - it is now a World Heritage site marking it as one of the places on the Chemins de Compostelle - the pilgrimage site in Spain
It was lovely to just sit and relax.
The next place we headed to was the recently refurbished Samaritaine store

The last time we came here it was a 'sell everything' store.
With it's restored grandeur it has become a place for luxury goods.
The decor is art deco style and absolutely wonderful

The building and the adjacent one (seen in the first pic)also has a hotel, swimming pool, offices....and...a restaurant, which is where we are going now.
We were give a choice of tables by the lovely manager - we chose a windows seat but we could have sat by the big screens with views of Paris  
I don't think I have ever been made such a fuss of anywhere, during our time there three separate servers came and asked us what we thought of the cafe and asked us where we were from etc..

A huge choice of drinks!

Here are the drinks that provide my ticket to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog for T Stands for Tuesday

Cappucinos and a carafe of water....and then dessert
It's not often hubby takes food photos... here's one of me, with a closer look at hubby's dessert.

I chose waffles with fruit, cream and chocolate sauce. Hubby's choice was Panacotta with Matcha tea and caramelised pistachios.
It wasn't cheap - but so worth the money! Hubby is already talking about going there on our next trip.
 On our way out we went into one of the modern areas selling gifts - but not for us!!!

Oh and this is where we could have sat - in front of the big screen - no, I don't think so!
It was such a lovely day and we still had a long walk back to the hotel.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what our Sunday in Paris was like

Thanks for looking, Chris



kathyinozarks said...

Hi Chris, Yes I so enjoyed seeing your trip photos in Paris-so wonderful and your drinks and desserts looks so delicious too.
wow that was a huge television I really loved seeing the Polish church too-really beautiful-hugs Happy T Kathy

My name is Erika. said...

I first thought your waffles were breakfast. Even better they were dessert. They look delicious. And I love seeing all your photos of Paris. I have been at the Hotel de Ville, but it was winter and we really didn't explore the area around it. It was fun to see that. And how nice to walk and visit that beautiful church. I hope you had a wonderful T day Chris. Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

I would LOVE Sunday in Paris with you two!!! You have shown me so much I have not seen- like that gorgeous Polish church, the new play area along the Seine, and that fabulous Samaritaine!! Looks like one special meal indeed- and that drink list alone is amazing...
what an all around lovely armchair trip in Paris for me. Thank you.
Happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was blown away by that Polish church, Chris. It's one of my favorites I have ever seen. Beautiful interior.

T looks a bit pensive with both those sorbets or gelatos in his hand. Did you notice he photo bombed you with the two ices?

How great those play areas are there for the children and young at heart. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Too bad the Hotel de Ville queues were too long for you to wait. It was nice to see the Olympics are getting so much attention, too.

The interior of the Samaritaine was gorgeous. I'm a big fan of Art Deco and even the exterior is Art Deco.

At the restarant, i understood a few words, like chocolate and pale ale, etc. Your cappuccinos looked wonderful and it's always a treat when you get the little cookie/biscuit to go with it. And of course, those waffles looked heavenly. Why is it we are willing to spend more on vacation than we do in our own town? That's my experience at least.

Thanks for taking us on your trip through Paris on Sunday and for sharing your cappuccinos, water, and yummy desserts with us for T this Tuesday, dear Chris.

Helen said...

Some beautiful places to visit today, Chris, I wish I could see Paris with you!!

Valerie-Jael said...

You visited some lovely places. My fave is the beautiful Polish church. And you had some great food and treats.Have a great day! Hugs, Valerie

nwilliams6 said...

What a treat to see, Chris. All of it is beautiful and special. The drinks and dessert look fab and looking at the menu was even fun. Such a wonderful looking trip. The buildings are so beautuful there - especially the church. Happy T-day. Hugz

Lisca said...

Thank you for taking me on a Sunday in Paris. The Polish church is beautiful.
I loved the play areas along the Seine. They have a similar set-up in Valencia. Only there they have led the river underground and what was the river is now cycle path, play ground and coffee booths and sports facilities and whatnot.
The ice creams look delish and I absolutely love the Samaritaine. Inside and out. I can imagine that it was worth the higher prices just to be in that beautiful environment.

Lisca said...

Happy T-Day,
Have a great week,

craftytrog said...

Wonderful photos Chris! That church is beautiful!

CJ Kennedy said...

What a beautiful trip! The art and architecture as well as the food spectacular. Your fruit and waffle looked amazing. Happy T Day

Kate Yetter said...

The architecture in Paris is stunning! Between the church and the hotel...I want to visit!
Your food also looks delicious! Yum to the waffles and pretty drinks. That screen certainly is big. I am with you, I wouldn't want to sit next to that when there are so many beautiful other things to see.
Happy Tea Day,