Tuesday, 21 June 2022

T Stands For ...... the fun bits of Paris

Well, so much for a heatwave! Not that I like it hot, but considering some of the temperatures in Europe it hardly made a difference here in NW England. My SIL and hubby had it far worse in Poitiers, just as it was in 2019 when we had baking temps in Toulouse and arrived at Poitiers station to be told that is was 41 degrees Celsius.

Okay, back to cold Paris - as it was in April this year. 

We used to pass by this park most days - it's part of a short cut we found last September

The outside of the railings had an exhibition about the place of women in society

I love the hotel we stay in, and I loved it even more when I found that there is an art shop just around the block.
These are some of my favourite water colour pencils.
I love the views from our hotel bedroom windows too. Lots of roof gardens and pretty balconies to see.
Butte Aux Cailles is an area built over Limestone mines and heavy buildings were not permitted to be built

Line 6 of the Metro network is at the bottom of the road - it is mainly above ground and you can get great views of the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks.

This used to be a Gallery - now closed down - I wonder what terrible art they sold?
Let's go window shopping!
The Easter Bunny making an appearance!

This man just wasn't going to's what I bought though!
They got a bit battered before we ate them - not cheap but delicious!


Not many eating outside in the cold weather so chairs stayed stacked!
We did though - it may have been cold but I can always make an exception to get some of my favourite Amorino Ice-cream

Holding them with our gloves on!

Hubby had something chocolatey, I had lemon and melon sorbets - shaped into a rose!
Which leads me to the most delicious meal of our holiday - we had walked to Montsouris park and in the past have bought sandwiches to either eat in the park or back at the hotel before going for our Eurostar journey home. We had booked a later train so had time for a leisurely lunch.
The place we chose is one we had had a quick pizza at one day. Chez Nenesse is a bar with TV screens - we saw a Wimbledon match here once!
There's nothing special about it but the food!
Water came as standard and we had...tonic for me and coke for hubby.
We both chose the Plat du Jour - Pork, Mushroom and Linguini - it was just what we needed - considering, as we now know, that Hubby was recovering from Covid and I was about to start with it!
Hubby had (I think) Tiramisu...
..and I had the most delicious fruit cheesecake.

Some street art

This is just around the corner from our hotel - I envy the retired folk who live here!
So, that's it from Paris...or is it? There's certainly no more from this visit and next week I'll be somewhere this space!!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Chris. Wow what a fun packed post with loads of photos-enjoyed it. Great art, architecture, and foods. Really enjoyed seeing this different look of Paris-Happy T hugs Kathy

CJ Kennedy said...

This post was spectacular. So much to see and eat. I really enjoyed the about women's place in society. I love how all the shop windows have things artfully arranged. Even the stacked chairs look arty. Too cold for ice cream for me. I'd rather have the macarons and pastries. Happy T Day!

Iris Flavia said...

Looks like you had loads of wonderful and yummy fun - to travels and summer, happy T-Day.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Haven't ben in Paris since 2019! Thank you for this virtual trip.
Join us at Monday Mural!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos Chris, so much to see and enjoy, and yummy ice and food as well! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those political cartoons of the women and equality are my favorite of all, but I also enjoyed seeing the view you got from your hotel window. What beautiful terraces.

From your photos, it appears there are murals EVERYWHERE in Paris. What fun it would be just to hunt murals there. That would be more fun for me than shopping, even though I liked the window shopping you did.

Your food looks lovely, but I liked the ice cream and sorbet better. Nice to see a real glass bottle of Coke, too. Thanks for sharing your murals, your view from the hotel, window shopping, and the meal and snacks you had in Paris for T this Tuesday, dear Chris.

Mae Travels said...

I loved every one of your photos! I really wish I could go to Paris the way you do — easily!

I think we have only been in the Butte aux Cailles neighborhood once, to a restaurant chosen by a friend. Is that the area once called “Le Butte Rouge” because it was very leftist?

best… mae at

Linda Kunsman said...

I loved every minute lingering over this post Chris! The views from your room - the rooftops and buildings are just so wonderful. I'd like to retire in that place in your photo too- wouldn't it be grand...
The street art is always fun to see.
Love all the shop windows and the food-yum!
Thanks for sharing, and happy T day.

Helen said...

I love these photos - I would absolutely love to visit Paris with you - you find such unusual off the beaten track places and things to see (and eat!)

jinxxxygirl said...

Be still my heart! You took us window shopping in Paris!!! How wonderful is that?! And the food! and gardens and art... An art shop right around the corner from your hotel! Amazing! Thank you so much Chris! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Carola Bartz said...

The rooftop gardens in Paris are wonderful. And you just have to love Asterix and Obelix! That photo brought back great childhood memories.

Kate Yetter said...

I love seeing Paris from your point of view! The street art and store fronts were my favorite this week. Oh, and the food! Basically everything about this post. Those Russian dolls are beautiful! I have always wanted a set. And I hear that Macarons in Paris are the best, especially from Laduree.
Thank you for taking us with you!
Happy Tea Day,

Empire of the Cat said...

I love the exhibition of women's place in society and that great pigeon in the park. Maybe the Terrible art shop closed because the art was so terrible lol. Sorry for my lateness. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx