Thursday, December 21, 2017

Le Grand Colbert

Today is the Winter Solstice.You can extend the light At Le Grand Colbert 2, rue Vivienne 75002. Its gloriously luminous inside.
The day before I was researching Galerie Vivienne for January's Paris map and it seemed like an awfully good idea to have lunch at nearby Colbert.
As we were peering in wondering should we come back, two French women immediately assured us we should return and must eat there.
Besides they have a daily fix prix lunch for a mere 19€  Plat + dessert + cafe
So return I did, neither Françoise nor Bear could make it. Big mistake on their part.
The Christmas decorations are lovely.
Everything is warm and glowy
Except this shot of my veau with veg. Very delicious.
I love the old brasserie feel to Colbert..
Such a pretty l'arbre de Noël.
Those brassy globe lights...
The dessert trolley...so oldie-worldie
My slice of tarte au pomme was fine thank you very much.
And my little espresso which I have duely painted for you.
Le Grand Colbert is a great place to sketch. No one minds at all. I was surrounded by French-speaking patrons by the way if you happen to hate going where tourists go. I don't care a fig one way or the other. Just go. Its delightful and pas cher. Thanks for reading Paris breakfast. If you like this newsletter, forward to a friend. Gift yourself and others Paris letters, maps.in your mailbox. I have single letters up on the Etsy shop for the rest of December.
Have a great Christmas !

26 comments:

  1. Wouaou..love it Carol:)
    And what a lovely resto:)

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  2. I want to dive right into those pictures so festive and warm with that red gold glow LOVE IT!!

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  3. It is beautiful there. So glad you did this today to see it decorated for Christmas. Pictures taken there all have a golden light. The food is very good too. I love the Galerie Vivienne. Cannot wait to get January's map. Enjoy Carol.

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  4. A Priorie The? It is looking really pretty this year after being remodeled. The friends I was with this year did not want to stop in there for a coffee after we ate at Le Grande Colbert. LOL

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    1. Oh what a shame. Thanks for reminding me to include it Marilyn!!

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  5. I am still sighing over this post, it seems way to long to wait 5 weeks utill I return. Christa as in Paris looks so utterly delightful. Merci for your blog. Vanessa

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    1. 5 weeks is nothing Madame.
      Paris will still be wonderful!!🥐🥂🍾

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  6. Winewalker3:10 PM

    And a very Merry Solstice to you and to Bear.

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  7. thank you for all the joy you have given me and your other subscribers......hope 2018+will be happy, peaceful and fullfilling to you and all your friends

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  8. Perfect post today. Gave me idea for a present for my sister for Christmas

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  9. Lynn S4:01 PM

    How I wish I were with you on this chilly day.

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  10. Franceso4:07 PM

    Joyeux Noel et merci de partager toutes vous belles images et dessins.

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  11. Peggy V4:09 PM

    J’adore Le Grand Colbert!

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  12. Linda D4:11 PM

    Happy Holidays Carol and a happy healthy New Year! Thanks for all the pleasure you bring all year long!

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  13. Bev K4:37 PM

    So fun to see Paris all aglow
    Thank you for the wonderful “trips.”

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  14. Deb K4:41 PM

    Can’t believe you didn’t try the chicken that put LGC on the map when Diane Keaton described it to Jack Nicholson in the movie Something’s Gotta Give. Really good. I always go just for that and their terrific profiteroles. Happy holidays

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  15. Bonnie in CA10:13 PM

    Merry Christmas, Carol!
    What a lovely, cozy blog you gave us today. Thank you.
    Hoping Bear is well and fine.
    And who is Francois?

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    1. I met Francoise on the train to Clermont-Ferrand for the Sketchbook event in November!
      We were researching Galerie Vivienne together..

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  16. Cheryl B10:19 PM

    Love this place. Looking forward to going back this spring.
    Thanks for a great blog!
    Merry Christmas.

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  17. Sharon10:20 PM

    hope you have a great Christmas too! I look forward to your blog. I always keep it when I'm doing a mass deletion. Thanks and keep going.

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  18. Jeanne10:23 PM

    Thank you for all the beauty you share throughout the year!

    It is such a wonderful gift!

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  19. Kathleen10:24 PM

    Oh that would be on my must-see list if I ever get back to Paris!!!!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. PLEASE come back to PARIS Kathleen!!

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  20. Anonymous9:53 PM

    I love this post. Le Grand Colbert was featured in the Nancy Meyers movie, "Something's Gotta Give" w/Diane Keaton & Jack Nicholson. I wondered if it was a movie set because it was so charming...Nope! It's for real! Love it! Joyeaux Noel Carol:) Mary R.

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    1. Thank you Mary R. For saying so 💋🎈❤️

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  21. My husband and I love Le Grand Colbert -- it's been too long since we've been back. After seeing your photos I really want to go back at Christmas. It looks so lovely! Thanks for posting!

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