Sunday, July 10, 2016

Day 6~ Les Tuileries and Nancy~Long..post..but I loved that day~


"Really?  You are going to be in Paris when we will be there?
Let's meet..!!"
My friend Nancy was flying to Paris ..to carry onto Dublin and London and Normandy and Roquecor..
Nancy has lived in Paris..and Ireland and the south of France..to name only a few places:)

"Jardins Des Tuileries entrance? Place De La Concorde?"
"OUI..can't wait..:)"

I was also lucky enough to have her as my front door neighbor for a few years..many of us in my small town are fortunate to call her..friend.


And the sun shone and it was the very prettiest day yet..ever for us.







You would think I had never seen a ferris wheel before~



Who lives up there in back w/ such views?I wondered:)



I need to put a tiny sailboat in my baby bathtub sized pond out back..clearly..I have a fondness:)
I could read there..



How did that get in here?:)♥
J'adore cette roue.





It's getting further..



Come on..Look..Love.
Those chairs..like in Provence..but in Les Tuileries..just waiting for us~


I have no idea who this cute couple is..hard to photo such a gorgeous spot w/out people in front~


Wow.
Et oui..wouaou..c'est impressionnant..superbe ..ravissant.
Le Louvre~


My token tourist shot.




My dear friend Nancy~
When we met up..we realized ..well I did..we both had footless black tights..a skirt and a black top and black shoes..
mine was shorter..still below the knees:)and floral..black and white..and I had band-aids on my feet peeking out through my Keen shoes
I need a pair like Nancy's.
She was trying to find out if Sennelier closed for lunch;)


The banks of La Seine were starting to emerge!~


I know everyone loves Paris in the rain.
Give me sunshine.


Be still my ♥







My fave store in Paris.♥
Staff..exquisitely nice man helped us..even let us stay past lunchtime a bit..
I could have stayed all day.


Et oui..les bouquinistes again.




Picking up a baguette..


Et du vin?


Remember..look up..look DOWN..And imbedded in the road..faces can appear~

et encore.




Back to les Tuileries..for a picnic.



Right under this tree on the pretty green chairs~


You know what? Wine tastes wonderful in a plastic crème brulée Bonne Maman container in Paris..in Les Tuileries..




Jeanne d'Arc



Superb blue door
Angels must gather there~
And many many many other places in Paris.


Everyone looks at her..or wants to.


E Dehillerin,thanks to everyone who wrote to me and suggested I see it~


Definitely my cup of tea shop..too short a time there..in and out..:(
Again lovely people helping you.





The end to a perfect sunny Paris day~♥

Nancy  did go onto Dublin,London,Normandy and the south of France..this came in the mail from Dublin..a postcard..she said it reminded her of us shopping for our picnic:)


It's grey and raining..so I am posting Paris part 6 now:)
I appreciate the summer rain here:)
Bon Dimanche!

63 comments:

  1. So beautiful and fun Monique !
    Merci beaucoup <3 <3

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  2. Thank you so much for the tour! It was fun to see Paris through your eyes....so beautiful and so much to see!

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    1. Kate we did not even scratch the surface..you would need a summer..;)

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  3. Monique, Loved every photo of Paris and enjoyed the story ♥
    Hugs, Jody

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    1. You have been..you have worn those wings:)

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  4. Loved seeing Paris through your eyes Monique.

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    1. I think after the weather..and what happened to us ..and the floods..and strikes..seeing our friend and that clear blue sky..was what actually sealed the deal on the trip:)

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  5. Wow, did you ever hit the weather jackpot! Those photos are gorgeous. Looks like a great trip.

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    1. That was THE day..the next day..the clouds rolled in again..and when we left..the next day..rain..we walked from the terminal to the plane in rain..just like when we arrived..so yes..that was weather jackpot day.

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  6. Just what I needed for my Sunday afternoon. Too hot to be outside, so I've been stitching on my Peter Rabbit.
    Nice and comfy in our AC. '-)
    Your photos have me longing for an afternoon in a Parisian park. So many beautiful choices, we could picnic in a different one each day.
    Thanks for taking me to Paris on this lazy afternoon. Have a good week........

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    1. Now I want to see Peter!
      I would enjoy a picnic in any of the beautiful gardens we saw..love picnics!

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  7. Oh Monique, it is raining here again this morning. So much rain we have had this summer and very cool. Your sunny Paris pictures are such a light to me! What a wonderful time you have had and it is so kind of you to share it with us with all of these gorgeous photographs! I eat up each one like candy! I want to go to Paris one day with Todd, but will have to get my walking legs and feet practiced up for sure! I couldn't do it now. Here is a question. I have noticed each time I went to France a great fascination for all things Egyptian. Did you notice this in Paris? I am curious always as to what it is about. Why such a fascination? I may never know. A picnic in Paris on a sunny afternoon. Quelle Belle! Love and hugs. xoxo

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    1. No we never noticed..apart from the obelisk..situated Place De La Concorde..we saw nothing..even in the south when we wentso many years ago..
      A sunny day makes all the difference..technicolor world..instead of monochrome.
      I hope you get to go back..and with Todd..you could stay in a certain arrondissement that has everything..?:)
      We are watching a Netflix series..that takes place in London..Marcella..I am checking out the vistas:)

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  8. What a picture-perfect day and how welcomed it must have been for you. I'll bet there were many smiles that day :) I am in awe of all of the gorgeous states and the architecture, always. I love that you had a picnic in the park with Nancy! Your favorite shops would have been my favorites also. Did you buy some chocolate for dessert at that lovely chocolate store? Wonderful, wonderful photos and I can sense the happiness in your voice as you speak of them :)

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    1. It really was the best day..as the next day..clouds were rolling in again..and it was the last day..so you pack up yur stuff etc..
      We didn't buy chocolate there..the appartment owners had left chocolates for us..w/ the wine..andbot Nancy and I are not real sweet eaters..cheese and bread? Yes.
      Both those stores you would love..also a store called Petit Bateau..for you baby:)
      Ours are too big now.
      Paris ..architecture wise..is unbeatable I am certain.Stunning...
      You can read into my words:)

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  9. Nice to see Paris thru your eyes!!
    My fav is the open drawer at Sennelier.

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    1. I bet you are a frequent frequenter:)
      I did abolutely love the store..shopkeepers have so much to do with it..must say everywhere..Sennelier..EDehillerin..Comptoir De Famille..all 3 were so nice.
      Well I love seeing Paris through your eyes....but for years..

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  10. Such an incredible day you had and definitely packed 10 pounds in a 5 pound sack. You must have fallen in bed at the end of the day. But what a lovely way to be tired! Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip!

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    1. It was effortless..we walked and walked and walked..it just worked:)I am grateful that up above gave we 3 a day to remember forever.Thanks Chris!

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  11. Wonderful photos, Monique. They bring back many happy memories. I'm so happy you made it to E. Dehillerin, if only for a short visit. It's a baker's heaven. Next time I'm going to that amazing art supply store. We love Paris.

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    1. You were definitely a Dehillerin inspiration..:) You know that.Thank you for your tips.

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  12. Such a beautiful city, looks like you two had a wonderful get together. The weather looks perfect.

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    1. Thank you Mimi.That's what we sometimes nickname our daughter ,Mylène..Mimi:)

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  14. What an absolutely splendid post of Paris on a sunny day. How very nice to be able to have a picnic in the park with Nancy, you must have had a wonderful get together.

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    1. We did..you know I loved that picnic..so simple..so nice..she is such a laid back friend..just so natural..nothing is ever less than 100% zen with her.

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous photos. I loved each and every one. Glad the rain disappeared and the river started to retreat. LOVE the idea of drinking wine in Paris - and eating too - I bet it was such a memorable adventure.

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    1. Wine works well:) The prices are so affordable and we found the quality very nice..the cheese is sublime..and we have great cheese here..but it's plentiful there w/ many artisnans and beautiful shops.
      I have memories for a lifetime..some valuable lessons learned also.Totally memorable..for years Nancy has spoken to me of Paris..when she lived here..after she lost her dog Juno(beautiful dog)she adopted a stray cat Zack,I would go and change the litter and feed Z..while she was in Paris..the souvenirs she brought me back were all so special..it was nothing to cross over for Z..I never saw him!LOL he only loves Nancy.
      Thank you:)

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  16. Between Dehilleren and Sennelier, I would have left Paris with nothing in my wallet except my passport. Oh, my! The photos are amazing -- every one but especially of those two establishments, perhaps because they grab me at my core! What a wonderful day you had. (When I was last in Paris almost every day rained. I'm glad you had some sun!)

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    1. I know..if I went back..the 3 stores would see me again!
      Oh I was so grateful for that sun..no humidity..gorgeous Jeanie.

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  17. Oh what a great post of a beautiful Paris! Lovely pictures from all places...
    I would love booking a travel there at once!
    Summerhug from Titti

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  18. Beautiful Paris! Wonderful memories .

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  19. Brings back memories of our travels there. Lovely cheeses bread and wine, not to forget the chocolates and crepes. such a pleasure to see these beautiful photos. I know you were in your element in the art store. With lots of walking, one needs some good shoes.

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    1. I know! I thought they were good and they are..but not for 5-6 hoursa day..will ask nancy where she got hers:)
      I bet you had a ball!

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  20. Loved your home garden tour...and the tour of the Paris streets...
    Another crazy busy day here...and bloody hot!
    Got some much needed housework done today...it feels cleaner in here!!
    Tomorrow is pool day with Vivian...:o)
    Enjoy the rest of your week Monique...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Stinkin'hot here too and I cleaned out the potting shed and shop vac'd it..
      Still winter is long in QC..I can always come in..just the poor grass!
      Looks unloved.
      Have fun you water babies.:)

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  21. What a great post. I really enjoyed your photos. I have never seen that chocolate store-I say in surprise. I am sure there are many chocolate stores I have never seen in Paris. I do enjoy going to D. and looking at all the copper pots. I often wonder what Julia purchased here.

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    1. I wish I had had time to think about that..just grateful my friend knows her way around Paris and is a real WALKER..it had to be where we bought the souvenirs..and had coffee in the morning..rue de Rivoli maybe?
      It IS..I just checked..186 rue de Rivoli..
      I was buying Sorbonne t-shirts..for 4 boys..in a store w/ a really nice guy..he cracked me up though..he winters in Florida:)
      I bought a mini mini purse on a chain w/ cute Paris scenes for Katie..at a different venue..

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  22. Stunning, stunning! Your photographs are gorgeous, and I felt as though I were standing next to you in every single one.

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  23. I get so excited seeing your photos! As you know, Sennelier is one of my favorites too!!! I took photos inside too, had asked them permission and i was surprised at how agreeable they were. I will come back to look more closely. How is it that a building is superimposed? or reflected on one of the facades of the Louvre pyramids?? Your favorite day with a favorite friend!! You all even dress alike!

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    1. Hi Rita..this explains it all:)
      http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/05/jr-louvre-illusion/
      It was just happenstance..we don't usually dress alike:) But it was funny.
      She is a favored friend to SO MANY:)

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    2. Thank you for the explanation! It is Fantastique!!! I love how Paris can surprise one with new fantastic art, that somehow blends with the old! A new question: Who did the sweet little drawing??

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    3. It's a postcard:) D.Lebeau..from one of his original aquarelles the postacrd states at the back:)

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  24. Glorious! I picture you wandering about in the art supply store and the kitchen store.
    How lovely to spend such a lovely day in Paris with an old friend. Life is good.

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    1. Would have wandered wayyyyyy longer:) The day was tight..it didn't seem to have the same amount of hours as usual..

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  25. You've done so much during your trip, Monique. I'm so happy for you.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. We did Amalia..but it seems like a whirlwind..

      we lost 1/2 a day..and I guess we just packed in everything..oh well the memories will linger for a long time..many lessonslearned and many beautiful things seen..I grew up a bit;)
      At 62..that's something:)

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  26. Oh la la! What a great time you had in Paris according to all these pics! A great day with no rain to be in that fabulous city! There is so much to see and do in Paris, I loved being there, and you did it justice with your fave shop and all! Fun, fun!

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    1. I bet you had fun!
      This was our favorite day..both of us:)

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  27. Such an artist you are. Your eyes see such beautiful things!

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    1. Believe me..it's Paris..not me..everywhere you look..something beautiful:)Thank you though:)

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  28. Ahh, I feel like I was back again! I prefer sun too, and so do my pictures. Paris this May was overcast but we were expecting rain every day and only had one downpour so we felt lucky! So busy I haven't even posted much! Crazy busy life.
    All of your photos are gorgeous. The picture on the Louvre is new since the beginning of May! That is gorgeous. I could taste, smell and feel it all!

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  29. It is new..have you listened to the news?
    Terribly tragic event in Nice..

    I know you are busy:)Enjoy all your moments!

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  30. I have just saw this post, been saving reading it. How nice to share part of your visit with a friend. You must have been in heaven in the art shop. And oh you know I would have bought something from the shop with the copper and white bakeware. Did you? With the news of another tragedy in Nice you must be so happy your trip went smoothly and you are home with wonderful memories.

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    1. I only bought a plastic pastry scraper..we were literally in and out..I wasn't with bakers lol.it was nearing the end of the day..like Sennelier..I could have spent way more time.
      I am always concerned about thinking about others..Alone with Nancy..we would have maybe stayed longer;)

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    2. I just saw your reply. God you are good. I would have wanted to buy most of that rack with the white bakeware!

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  31. I can think of nothing better than seeing Paris through your eyes....the image of Nancy is so beautiful.
    Bisous xoxoxoxo

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    1. She IS beautiful:)
      You have read so many words I have written about her:)
      So natural..
      I really really really loved that day..and I know she made it special..she knows Paris..she knows US:)
      Thank you for saying that:)
      Made me smile♥xox

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