One morning I woke up and I was in...
After a long taxi ride from
Charles De Gaulle Airport
we arrived at our hotel in the
Saint Lazare area of Paris which
is in arrondissement 9.
We stayed at Hotel Londres & New York.
It was located across from the Saint Lazare
Train Station or in French,
Saint Lazare Gare.
We were in love with our little
French window that overlooked
Rue de Havre. It was so entertaining
just sitting by the window looking
at the fabulous architecture of each
building and "people watching".
Passage du Havre was a very handy
little shopping mall...
right across the street!!
Our favorite morning cafe,
Cafe le Saint Lazare, with the
red awning. We could look out our window
and see if there were tables available.
(More on that later.)
The Saint Lazare Train Station.
Of course this was the best view as far
as I was concerned,
my darling handsome hubby!
Moi, after many many hours of travel
but so happy to be in Paris!
My first cafe experience was at
the Triadou Haussmann Cafe.
Sitting at a table on the sidewalk
is such a wonderful way to dine in Paris.
Our handsome son & wife went with us
to Paris. They had been to Paris before
and knew lots of the "ropes".
Here he is toasting me with French
champagne, but of course!!
This was at L' Arcade Haussman for dessert...
the best creme brulee I've ever had!
I could not get enough of the
architecture of the buildings that
were our backdrop while dining.
It was like being in an old French movie.
Each one has it's own personality!
Near one of the cafes was
a sweet little intercity park,
complete with tall wrought iron fence,
that took up a whole block.
We ventured in to take a peek.
There were people sitting on
park benches chatting & reading.
(But I refrained from photographing
them without their permission since
I didn't know how to say "May I
take your photo?") It was a quiet
intimate atmosphere there.
In the center was a building that
was closed but was a type of
memorial from what we could tell.
The sign read:
I was so excited when I saw her name...
This was the
This chapel is dedicated to
King Louis XVI
Queen Marie Antoinette,
The chapel was partly built on grounds of
the former Madeleine Cemetery where
Louis & Marie were originally buried
after they were guillotined. They are
formally buried at Basilica of St Denis today.
Although we could not see the inside I
found photos of it.
This little treasure is located at
29 rue Pasquier
I wanted to share my first Paris
experiences with you.
my first experience was NOT
the Eiffel Tower.
But this was a very
special moment for me.
I went to Paris
and found a bit of
Please stay tuned for much much more
to come on Paris. I want to share it all
with you dear friends!