Bonjour mes amis,
There are few sections of Paris as vibrant as the Marais and when the weather is near perfect, it’s truly hard to have anything but a great day. We were out and about in the blue skies and crisp, cool temps most of the day, here and there catching up on all those errands we didn’t get done on our difficult Monday.
We had success on every corner and with even some new discoveries. First, we found a delicate, hidden park right off the rue des Rosiers at the famous Falafel shop (where one of these days we’re going for lunch because we never have and who can be a true Parisian and not walk around with a Falafel dripping from your hand!) If you’ve ever been on the rue des Rosiers on a busy day, this little park seems miles away from the boisterous, loud masses of people. It will be a great picnic spot. And Peggy Bilbro, here are more pics of flowers for you!
Then thanks to the Eye Prefer Paris blog from Richard Nahem, we sought out a new shop/restaurant very near our apartment and made reservations for tomorrow’s lunch. It is chic, quaint and full of nice folks. They were unaware that the shop had been written up, and it was fun to show them the post on Bernie’s phone. The thing about the Marais is that EVERY time you walk down almost any street, if you just open your eyes, you can suddenly spot something new that you’ve never seen before. Little hole-in-the-wall places pop out at you and show themselves as fantastic boutiques, hotels or restaurants.
The featured image at the top of the blog post is Eglise St. Louis/St. Paul, the signature emblem of the Marais. Isn’t it gorgeous against the dark blue sky, and to think that two years ago, it was totally black!
Enjoy the pics and if you ever get to Paris, spend some time in the beloved Marais.