Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Yesterday 75002

 

Yesterday I had to go to Centre des finances publiques for a copy of my 2023 taxe d’habitation form, which I couldn’t find anywhere at home (same ole, same ole). Turns out we no longer pay the annual 400€ taxe d’habitation 🍾🤸‍♂️

Feeling great relief (and since I was near Galerie Vivienne) I thought I’d take a stroll.

First stop - a cute boulangerie for a ‘relief’ snack

I got a tartine/open-face sandwich slathered in mozzarella & tomato with one piece of black olive…

We’re having faux Spring weather, so I sat on a bench and ate outside.

Around the corner, Designers Guild  interiors shop.

They’ve hung their drapes on the café across the street

Next door, Christian Lacroix interiors. Just what you need - a giant Opera Pink Lacroix bolster in your salon…

Across the street, ultra classic Paris bistro, Chez Georges. T
hey’re open on Monday! Many are not.

They serve the 
same classic menu since 1964. I remember ordering salade de lentilles (in 2010) thinking…oh a nice green salad with some lentils. Instead
a Louvre pyramid of lentilles arrived. No lettuce 🥬 🫣 So French. 

Another lunch place for Parisian office people on rue des petit pères.

Dammann Thé
 has a handsome, discreet black 
shopping bag/cabas in their window

 Impossible to catch because of sunny 🌞 reflections. Not complaining ☺️

Other casual strollers

At last, around the corner -
Galerie Vivienne. Who knew they have a website?

A look in luxury windows of silk shop Wolff & Discourtis. No sale signs.

Next door sales !

A French woman 
forages..cuts are getting steeper 👏

News Alert! Le Valentin has taken over A Priorie Thé ☕️ salon in the passage. 

Yum Yum

The bookstore is still there since 1826

Heading out the back entrance

Past everyone’s favorite Paris restaurant, Le Grand Colbert.

What will you have today? 

                            ☕️ Or buy me a KO-FI ☕️ 

Enfin, Palais Royal. A long stroll non? Bonne Tuesday PBers

34 comments:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful day out! And three cheers -- no 400 e!

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    1. Anonymous7:04 AM

      Yes a bit shocking to have a nice encounter at a govt office!

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  2. Your Paris takes me breath away, makes my heart beat faster, makes me hyperventilate!!! You see/hear/taste/touch so many exciting, interesting things!! Glad they took that tax away.

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    1. Anonymous7:05 AM

      You better get over here vite vite vite Rita! 🏃‍♀️

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  3. Bonnie L8:19 AM

    So glad you are getting lovely weather…and you were able to take advantage of it. Thanks for taking us along on your stroll. It was fun.

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    1. Anonymous8:43 AM

      Thanks Bonnie ❤️ it seemed like a good idea all around.

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  4. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Thank you for the “Stroll”thru Paris Streets!!! Lois Flowers

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  5. Anonymous9:07 AM

    I love my morning “walk” with you. Wish I could hop on a plane and fly over. In the “old days” with digital camera, you could attach a polarizing filter and stand to the side to capture window scenes without the unwanted other shadows. Not sure how to do that with a phone camera. I bet google has the answer to that. Thanks for all your wonderful adventures

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    1. Anonymous9:25 AM

      I actually love ❤️ the reflected views in the windows 🪟

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  6. Anonymous9:24 AM

    A simple tip to avoid reflections when shooting with your phone. Heather
    https://www.diyphotography.net/a-simple-tip-to-avoid-reflections-when-shooting-with-your-phone/

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    1. Anonymous9:28 AM

      It’s best to shoot Paris windows at night to avoid those reflections

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  7. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Just a, hopefully useful, comment: days of the week being masculin in french, "Bon Tuesday" would probably sound better.

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  8. You make the most out of every day:)

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  9. Anonymous11:08 AM

    I'm getting your email but it now says 'Carroll' instead of 'Paris Breakfast'. Thought you should know.

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  10. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Loved being along on your Paris stroll Carol and as always you take such wonderful photos. Glad you had such a lovely day and could enjoy the sunshine. -Suzanne P.

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  11. Sukicart12:34 PM

    Loved today's stroll - all so familiar - isn't that St Paul? Looks so like it, but it's not in the 2nd near Gallerie Vivienne.

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  12. Anonymous12:38 PM

    The menu of Le Grand Colbert puzzles me: what is “plat ou plat” vs. just “plat”? since “plat ou plat” costs more? Does it mean two main dishes or more choices? Never seen that before

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  13. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Oh, that I could hop on a plane to Paris today. Any day.

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  14. Anonymous2:03 PM

    Carol, Have been reading your blog since around 2019 and am finally joining. Love your explorations of Paris.

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  15. Adrien4:57 PM

    I'm worried about those beautiful drapes being out in all weathers!! They are divine 🥰

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    1. Anonymous7:16 PM

      Don’t worry Adrien!
      They were on a pulley contraption, so could be tucked away at night ☺️

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  16. Anonymous7:15 PM

    What a fun way to spend a nice day. Everywhere you went is perfect. My credit cards would be heavy by the time calling it a day Lynne

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    1. Anonymous7:17 PM

      I did not ‘spend a penny’ except for the tasteless, overpriced tartine. (6€)
      I came home, dumped tomato sauce, chopped olives & Italian tuna on it and grilled it in the oven.
      Shoulda taken a picture! Finally yummy.

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  17. Anonymous8:15 PM

    That fuchsia pillow! Thank you for taking us window shopping! Or is it window licking?🤓

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    1. Anonymous11:17 PM

      It certainly is LECHÉ VITRINE ! I stand correctd 👍

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    2. Anonymous11:19 PM

      And Thank you, yes the color IS Fuchsia 👍 not Opera Pink 👎

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  18. Congrats on saving 400 Euros! Looking at some of the street fashionI am not going to be too concerned about what I pack for my next trip . You were in my favorite stomping ground the Palais Royal.It’s been 10 long years since my last trip to Paris. Things come & go. I liked Rose de Rosine Perfume shop, and a very small jewelry store at the end. Galerie Vivienne is lots of fun. Thanks for taking me down memory lane, Carol🗼❤️

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    1. Anonymous4:26 AM

      Anytime Daina 🙏

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  19. Anonymous4:23 AM

    CAROLE, I DO MISS A PRIORI THE' AND GALLERIES VIVIANNE.....MY FIRST CONSIGNMENT SHOP WAS IN THERE TOO ! AND THE BOOK STORE TOO. BOUGHT LOTS OF POST CARDS THERE.
    MERCI FOR THE WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE,
    JACQUELYN

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    1. Anonymous4:25 AM

      You’re welcome Jacquelyn ❤️
      There used to be wonderful small, unique, affordable shops in there.
      The first Pylones was there in 2006.

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  20. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Your posts and your art are inspirational and lovely!! Was in Paris at Christmas and wandered through the enchanting Galerie Vivienne and later, the near-by Galeries Lafayette. A late lunch at the Grand Colbert was wonderful except for the condescension of the waitress (who told us that the chef only cooks filets "a point", while I requested that my husband's filet be cooked to medium (temperature). Fortunately, another gracious waiter took the husband's steak back to the kitchen for "le rechauffer."

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    1. Anonymous2:33 PM

      You were lucky. French Waiters can be difficult

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  21. Anonymous12:08 AM

    Croyais que tu prenais un café place des Petits-Pères à une heure passée. L'une des petites places les plus charmantes de la capitale française qui vous donne l'impression de remonter le temps dans le Paris d'antan est la place des Petits-Pères, dans le deuxième arrondissement. J'adorais faire du shopping dans les petites boutiques des immeubles haussmanniens. Le simple fait de marcher sur les pavés me donne la sensation du temps passé. Avez-vous eu l'occasion de vous asseoir et de vous détendre sur les bancs au centre de la place.James

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    1. Anonymous12:09 AM

      Oui, j’ai mangé ma sandwiche la!

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