Thursday, February 18, 2021

Paris at night


 Paris at night. I’m missing it like crazy. The damn 6 pm curfew is getting me down. 
Bear is not thrilled either...

B. from CA wrote me. She’s plotting her future travel plans for Paris. Aren’t you doing the same? “I’ll stay outside the city and take the train in everyday”


I said, “Hmm...the RER at night is not a good idea...”  B. said, “no problem! I’ll be in bed by 6 pm, worn out from walking Paris.” 
What? This is so WRONG. Paris at night is the best, free, spectacular show anywhere. You simply can not miss it.  I know I’m missing it like crazy these days of the damn curfew :((
I have 550+ photos of Paris taken at night while walking around on my own. Safe as houses. Certain night things like taking the bateaux mouches are a must-do.
Some touristy things can be wondrous. 
  Paris at dusk in its full glory. 
Les Invalides seen from the bus. With over 50,000 street lamps and around 300 illuminated sites.
Including hotels, churches, statues, fountains, national buildings and monuments, no wonder Paris is calle ‘la Ville des Lumieres’.
Plus 33 of the city’s 37 bridges light up at nightfall.
Enough to get Van Gogh excited (even if this is Rouen). 
If you’re feeling down because of the Paris curfew or for any other reason you may need some serious laughter therapy or calming Tai ChiPlease watch these silly videos. I do daily At least until the curfew ends. Cheers๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’‹❤️

23 comments:

Ga From Dekalb said...

What a perfect post! I just watched a movie last night entitled MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. It’s a Woody Allen film so it is quirky. It transported me to Paris even if only for a few hours. See it if you can. I watched on Amazon Prime. ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ—ผ

sukicart said...

I absolutely love Paris at night - we always try to walk back to our apt after dinner - it walks off some of our meal & lets us see the glory of the City of Lights - who could ask for more?

LoveItaly said...

I remember thinking surely Cary grant and Audrey Hepburn would come around the bend at any moment.

Suzanne said...

I do love the bateau mouche. Paris is pretty at night. I agree

B. said...

Best. Blog. Ever.
Oh, man.
The pictures are incredible.
And when in person, a thousand times more fabulous.
This is a treasure.
Thank you!

Dani said...

thank you for sharing your thoughts on Paris at night being ok. I would not have known that. The boat trip does look just wonderful

Jennifer said...

Thank you as always for your delightful
Images !!!!

Bonny said...

I have the DVD of Midnight in Paris. I try and watch it again every year. The best.

MeredithMullins said...

You made me laugh!

Funny video!

Carol said...

Can you still take your dog out at night before bedtime??

Parisbreakfasts said...

YES CAROL
everyone is adopting dogs and walking after curfew!
Maybe I can rent-a-dog?

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing...I.have about 6 of your watercolors on the walls of my future Paris Airbnb

Rachel said...

Goodness, yes, Paris at night is a real treat, isn't. One of these days, lockdown will be over, and we'll be able to travel again.

Jeanie said...

You're right -- Paris at Night is magical. I've never felt unsafe although I'm sure there are some dicey areas. I look forward to the day I can return!

Bonnie L said...

Paris is the one city that you definitely want to stay in the center of. Good advice to B from CA, Carol. Nothing beats popping out of your hotel’s lobby and being able to walk to everything.

As an American, I too found it hard to believe that a major city could be safe late at night. But it is true. I feel entirely safe walking around any of the tourist areas of Paris by myself at night. Just one more reason to love Paris!

Brigitte said...

Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night over the Rhรดne--not Rouen!
love your blog,

Parisbreakfasts said...

Merci
You are too correct!

J said...

BTW...love the latest post with everything lit up. I can imagine the curfew must be driving you crazy!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of Paris at night.

Jan said...

I agree, Paris at night is worth staying up for! Magical!

Anonymous said...

Having survived the loss of power here in Texas, I cannot bring myself to wonder what Paris might look like without electricity. Instead, I ask "Where was Moses when the lights went out?" Of course I answer myself: "In the dark."

Your photos are beautiful.

Parisbreakfasts said...

So sorry...I keep thinking about PBers...well everyone in Texas.
How can we help? :((

Gail said...

So beautiful! Thanks for reminder. I’m especially fond of your tours of patisseries and cafes. Dreaming of a small table, people watching, with a croissant and a latte, in Paris or Firenze. Hope you stay well and comfortable.