Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rue Daguerre

In yesterday's post I completely messed up Cara Black's book title, Murder BELOW Montparnasse. I've been doing mea culpas nonstop since. Granted it could be a case of belated jet lag or dyslexia or being so enthralled with her book I skipped the title or none of the above. Please forgive.
Rue Daguerre is mentioned in Murder BELOW Montparnasse and it turns out to be a darling rue I had previously overlooked chock-a-block with everything under the sun to eat etc.
Plus Brit watercolor artist Ian Sidaway let me know he was coming to town AND staying on rue Daguerre. Did I have a choice to miss this street?
When I Googled rue Daguerre AirBnB popped up with rock bottom 18 m room for a mere 40€ right in the coeur de Daguerre.
Y'all come.
A good portion of the rue is paved and for pedestrians only much like tres charmante rue Cler.
A plethora of cafes line this street...
The French are Very Big on honey/miel in case you'd like to be French. French girl had it every single morning on her toast for breakies.
You can DIY here at Famille Mary #11 rue Daguerre. I wish they had the same with peanut didn't hear me say that.
Paella is on offer at the clever fish monger - this I could go for in a big way.
I'm a big moules/mussel fan too. These are hot of the presses fresh in from Brittany.
A vintage clothing shop of course on rue Daguerre and mentioned in the new hot book, Paris C'est Chic (with English blurbs included).
Cows ABOVE Montparnasse?
The French do love their cows and rightly so. Now that I've petted a few I can heartliy say they are well-behaved/bien elevee and perfectly lovely.
The Dog Of The Day is going BELOW Montparnasse (NOT 'under' as some idiot would have it ahem).
You better believe it!


  1. Bonjour Carol. What a fun walk rue Daguerre. I have not visited in years. Will have to swing by next time I am in Paris. I find this is one of the most charming things about the French capital: Even in the middle of a busy quartier like Montparnasse, one still finds charming small streets with a village feel...

    It looks like things are running smoothly for you in Paris, and you are enjoying yourself. Bonne continuation! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  2. Thank you Veronique!
    I am having an extraordinary time in Paris
    But could it be otherwise?
    J'adore ça

  3. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Such a fun little tour
    Love when you focus on one street in Paris
    But no pastries today?

    1. Ooh la la I forgot to upload the pastry shot
      Tres desolee

  4. Chère Carol did you notice where Aimée buys horsemeat at le Chevaline on rue Daguerre for Miles Davis, her bichon frise?

    1. I got two bucherie on rue Daguerre but PBers want dessert

  5. Merci beaucoups for the intro to Ian S. Amazing ink work!

    1. Ian/Sid Is a terrific artist indeed

  6. PB~
    Outrageous that you are not considered Presse.
    You have gazillions tuned into your every word (and photo which as we all know are worth a thousand words).
    I am quite offended for you that you are not receiving the respect and admiration due the "presse".

  7. Big merci Bugs
    Me too
    C'est comme ç must have the official stamp of approval

  8. Anonymous2:25 PM

    Can a vegetarian live in Paris?

    1. I am vegetarian Nancy but I am flexible here because sometimes I want to taste the 'fruits' of the land. Quinoa is very big here + lentille
      No problem for me

  9. Anonymous2:29 PM

    you made an error (which I missed) in the title, you still got me to pre-order the Montparnasse book!

    1. Ooh la la I know...quelle disastre. Still the book is excellent by any title IMHO

  10. Love that Moleskine art:) Beau!

    Her books sound good:)

    Reading ..well.. I won't it's not so good(and not on my sidebar for that reason)

    You are visiting far prettier sights than I am seeing on Spiral:)

    Hope if I ever get there it's YOUR Paris..not theirs..

    (Love the show though:))

  11. I can vouch for the paella from rue Daguerre. We love it. Luckily, the link for the book was correct!

  12. You're settling in nicely just like a native. Good for you! Looks fun, Carol.

  13. Great available-light photos, Carol.
    It is an interesting street, looks like a perfect place for a tourist!
    I think I'd be hanging around the Paella :)

  14. Love the morning “conversation” with your blog and my coffee : ) Honey’s natural antigens protect people from ploen allergies in their environment. MANY oldtimers in France profonde will have some ith their morning coffee or afternoon tea :)

  15. Love Sidaway's graphic Line! Color Not necessary....! Every street is a new discovery!
    Merci for everything that catches your eye, Carol!

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  18. Bonjour Carol,
    Pas problem! How could I have missed that vintage shop on rue Daguerre? Serious deficiency that I must correct bon courage

  19. Thanks for refreshing my memories, I was there on my last vacation and I had wonderful time there.


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