Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Paris and Montmartre.....

When Caroline and I were in Paris in April, we covered a lot of ground in our 5 and half days, Bateaux Mouche with Dawn and Leesa,walk along the Seine on our first evening, Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, The Louvre, seeking out places in the Marais area, going to Montparnasse for meal with Leesa, having lunch with our blogger/expat friends, going to the suburbs to meet our friend Barbara, meeting up with Leesa, Andrea and Opal, a quick walk around Jardin du Luxembourg, going to the churches,a walk through a Cemetery, trip to Marais at night, and a few meals out in our local restaurant in the evenings! ...OH yes looking at the shops, walking Rue de Rivoli, to meet Leesa, visiting markets, Champs Elysees at night!

To add to all of this, we went back to Montmartre a second time.. not to go to the Sacre Coeur, but to walk around the shops and to visit the Artists Square which is brilliant, amazing to see them all there, painting in their different styles. Some do try and get you to have your portrait done, so have to be careful of the hasslers, a polite no thank you, worked for us!

Phew how did we do all that and sleep, eat and have cafe breaks !! Well we did, and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip, thanks to Leesa, Dawn, Barbara, Kim B, Carolyn, Elizabeth, Andrea, and everyone else we met, who made us feel so welcome. I cannot thank Leesa enough, for first of all inviting us, and secondly meeting us at Gare du Nord with Dawn, and being there for us all the week.


  1. Love love LOVE your Paris photos (and I share your lovely memories).

    Thanks for this and hope to see you again there soon!


  2. Carolyn - Thank you so much, yes fantastic memories, I hope to see you there again too!! Take Care Anne

  3. This Parisienne will keep all those addresses for her trip next month.

  4. Hi Anne,
    Ooohhh, you are getting nostalgic about Paris ! I swear,wheneveryou come the next time , I'll be right in there with you in Montmartre or the other places !

    It was soooo nice meeting you ladies.
    That was very special.

    Hugs XX

  5. Great photos as always, Anne - so atmospheric. I love Montmartre!

  6. Barbara - Thank you, yes a very special day, it was brilliant, wouldn;t of missed it, and we found our own way to you from Montmartre :-)well to your metro!!

    WL - Thanks :-) try my best, very atmospheric indeed, we loved it so much, that is why we had to go back a second time, as if we didn;t have enough to do :-) :-)

  7. I love Montmartre too. Isn't it great?

  8. Stunning photos! Love them! Seeing pictures of Paris always makes me kind of melancholic.

  9. great pics!! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! hugs!! Britt :-)

  10. Hi Anne,

    Great photos and of course you are VERY welcome! It was a pleasure meeting you and going around town...
    Take good care and see you in Aug!
    I'm off to bed now... Leese

  11. Dear Anne,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and memories of Paris! I bet you all will go back soon!!
    Thinking of you. Will be away for a few days, with out internet access.
    hugs to you!

  12. Looks like you had a great time.

    Two things:
    which way does your brother hang his toilet roll?!
    how do you do those collage photos?


  13. This post reminds me of my last trip to Paris when I was heavily pregnant with my (now 6yr old) son. It was a beautiful trip and we seemed to just drift from cafe to cafe eating pastries and drinking coffee.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

  14. You must have taken half a dozen empty bags with you which you quickly filled up!

  15. Your beautiful photos make we wish I were in Paris. Looks like you had a great trip.

  16. Oh, this brings me back in time... I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Paris. Looks like it was a lot of fun


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