Sunday Pleasures in Paris
Sunday mornings are my favorite time in Paris when it is cool, quiet, and calm. For true Parisians, it’s a family day, perhaps with a little church or a stroll in one of the parks. But for tourists, it’s just another day, and by mid-morning, everything is bustling. Definitely the hot weather is a blessing and a curse as rain can put a damper on everything. But these temps are tough even for Alabamians! We grabbed the day and filled it with busy pleasures.
Our morning began at the appropriately famous Bastille Sunday market. How many times have I posted about this!! But the photos still capture people’s hearts. Natalie and Lisa certainly had a fun time. The market was back to normal, it seemed, after the lackluster presence last year following COVID.
After a quick bite of lunch in the air-conditioned Hippopotamus, we were off to a packed Montmartre. Many of you know, this is my favorite spot in Paris because of the ambiance, even the litter and broken wine bottles seem to fit! The gals were in shopping heaven.
(Sorry the photos are sometimes out of order, but those who use WORD PRESS probably understand. I’m always in a rush before we head out for the day.)
Hopefully, the gals found their way home alone. We left them about 9pm after a glorious but hot day. It’s supposed to be 103 today so send cool thoughts our way.
Here’s a few cafe chairs from the day but alas, no doggies in them.
If you’re wondering about DisneyLand Paris, the adjectives were “unbelievable, spectacular, prettier than DisneyWorld.” They had a fabulous time, and when I get a minute (hah!), I’ll do a separate post with just their pictures, dozens and dozens!!
L & B
July 18, 2022 @ 10:48 am
Your post covered two of our favorite spots as well. Even in the rain, on our trip, the market did not disappoint. Montmartre photos brought back fond memories as well. Looking forward to Disney photos as I’m a big Disney fan!
Monica & Marlyn
July 18, 2022 @ 11:23 am
So much vibrant color in today’s pictures. Wow! Scrolling through the last pictures, I was thinking, “But what about DisneyLand Paris?” and then I saw the promise for a report later. Whew.
July 18, 2022 @ 12:17 pm
Did you walk up again? Just don’t know if I could do it in that heat. Hope you’re enduring the apt in that heat. Europe’s scorching weather covers the news here. Sounds like this will be the norm now. AC companies over there may make a killing in sales. Stay safe.
July 18, 2022 @ 3:47 pm
I rode up with Lisa because she has some health challenges. Natalie and Bernie walked!
July 18, 2022 @ 12:20 pm
So much fun. Thanks again for sharing.
July 18, 2022 @ 12:24 pm
Thanks Linda! Love the photos (as always). Do they still have the flea market at Saint-Ouen?
Mary H Morton
July 18, 2022 @ 12:37 pm
July 18, 2022 @ 1:26 pm
Love the market pictures!
Thank you for all of your lovely posts.
July 18, 2022 @ 2:26 pm
Color, color, color. The market is alive with color. Thank you!
July 18, 2022 @ 3:17 pm
Beautiful pics of the market, Linda. Thanks!
July 18, 2022 @ 3:22 pm
Ah, the market photos are glorious! And what a beautiful Sunday you have shared with us. Thank you!
July 18, 2022 @ 3:46 pm
I hope you are able to keep fresh flowers in you flat! Those pictures of the flower stalls in Paris are some of my very favorite!!
July 18, 2022 @ 3:48 pm
And…. You even got a picture of a “cafe chair” at the Sunday market!
July 18, 2022 @ 5:04 pm
Each day a most enjoyable read and your photos are the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing and so appreciate your valuable time and effort in doing so.
July 18, 2022 @ 10:46 pm
Your photos and posts make me ache for Paris!
June & Buddy Guynes
July 19, 2022 @ 4:52 pm
I’ve been meaning to write & this the perfect, quiet Sunday to do so. The tribute to Beth is wonderful! Paris was her favorite of all places! And this year it looks so pretty!!! Great pic of you & Lisa I’m Monmart. ALL if you complement the scenery!
July 20, 2022 @ 8:48 pm
@Judy G – 225 steps!!
@Peggy B – yes A/C companies could make a killing! The new mini split systems that are ductless would be perfect!