Monday, July 18, 2011

Paris

In our little apartment in Paris, we enjoyed our oysters on the half shell with a crisp bottle of white wine.


The above photos are of an absolutely beautiful restaurant in Paris, "Julien" on rue du Faubourg St-Dennis, just a short walk from our apartment.  The decor was so "old time Paris".  Besides that, we had a fantastic meal of salmon and a roasted chicken with mushroom sauce.  Enjoy the photos below.



The architecture in this area was so beautiful.  I had to take a picture of the arch.  See the lion on the bottom sticking out his tongue?  Don't we all feel like that once in while?


And then, of course, for some reason, most Americans want to go to the cemetery looking for a particular grave site.


We made the trek to Pere Lachaise cemetery and thanks to the kind efforts of a Parisian, he led us to several interesting monuments and then to Jim Morrison's resting place.  By far, the largest crowd this day in the cemetery was standing around this grave.  Understandably, they were all Americans, of many different ages.  

This is the monument to the artist Gericault (1791-1824).  It was quite beautiful and our French "guide" for our visit, had a strong connection to the artist.  When I told him I did not recognize the name, he asked me to study him when I had the chance.  He seemed quite proud of this Frenchman.

His most famous painting The Raft of the Medusa is engraved on the stone.  



16 comments:

  1. We treat ourselves every Saturday to Oysters from the market they are so cheap here, Yum yum. Great post. Diane

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  2. The Great Dane likes his oysters on the half shell and I like mine pan fried - they are a treat either way, but I think they'd taste rather special in Paris!

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  3. Oh my, I am SO impressed that you have a little apartment in Paris! I wonder if you go often... Can you post pictures of the apt? I'd love to see it! Oh, you are so lucky! Beautiful photos that you posted also. :)
    Best,
    Gloria

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  4. What a great way to start the week Susan; a visit to Paris. That food looks fantastic and I am so impressed that you are shucking your oysters; love the shot of that lion.

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  5. I agree with Rita. What a pleasant way to start Monday with reading about your visit to Paris. How nice to have your own apartment. Your photos are outstanding. The lion looks like a husband who's toured too many French churches or a visitor who's feet hurt after a long day of sightseeing.
    Sam

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  6. Another wonderful post, Susan. My daughter and I spent several hours wandering around the cemetery and were delighted when we found headstones with names we recognized. Did you take bus #69 around the city? The cemetery is the last stop on one end; the Eiffel Tower is last on the other end.

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  7. The food looks amazing! Cemeteries are so very interesting, and how nice that you had a local guide to give you a tour.

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  8. Your oysters look delicious and I'm sure the wine was fabulous! I'd love to see more photos of your apartment! I love touring cemeteries, there's so much history, design and architecture to learn about! Looks like you're having a wonderful trip!

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  9. Drooling over here once again.

    Thanks for a wonderful visit and dinner the other night Susan, so good to catch up and enjoyed the Paris photos!!

    Love your location in Maxville btw.

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  10. Those are some fine looking oysters and I can imagine how delicious they were. And to have your own apartment in Paris, ahhhhh!

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  11. Ok, you so entice me to plan a new trip to Paris. But I tell myself there are so many places to see in the world. I do love Paris.

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  12. Be assured..we do not own an apartment in Paris. We rented one for 4 nights. More reasonable than a hotel.

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  13. I'd say you know how to "do" Paris very well. Lovely!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  14. Susan, I have been enjoying your trip so much. Can hardly wait to go next summer. You did the same kind of things that we are planning so I am taking notes. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Have to say that it is one thing I do not like about many French eating places - watching people tuck into oysters. We export lots of oysters to Europe from the Oyster beds here.

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