Paris Focus: A Stroll along the Seine

The second walk in the Paris revivals. This is a walk from the Eiffel Tower alongside the Seine to the Musée de l’Orangerie, criss-crossing the river and stopping at various interesting places along the way. The map above shows the two endpoints but I can’t seem to save the actual route.

Leaving the Metro at Trocadéro I walked through Jardins du Trocadéro and across the bridge to the Eiffel Tower. I had no interest in going up the tower, I think on my first visit in 1972 I went part way up, to the second floor, but you weren’t able to go to the top floor for some reason. No doubt a lot has changed.

I still had a wander around at ground level though, taking photos of the wonderful Jacaranda trees in bloom at the time, as well as the Horse Chestnuts.

I continued along the quayside on the left bank passing by an unusual war memorial to those who lost their lives in the Algerian Wars (the Maghreb region of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria). This war from 1954 to 1962 led to Algeria gaining its independence from France.

Just along from here is the pretty Debilly footbridge,

but I continued to the next bridge, Pont des Invalides, where I crossed over and into the quaint little Jardin de la Nouvelle France close to the Grand Palais, which is what I came to look at. Continue reading Paris Focus: A Stroll along the Seine

Paris Focus: Rue Mouffetard

The second post about Paris is a photo essay of the food market and shops along the Rue  Mouffetard in Paris, France

Every thing you need for your kitchen can be found along this street from basic foodstuffs like bread, cheese, fruit and vegetables to flowers, wine, useful household goods and the aesthetic details like the beautiful lavender inspired napkins and tablecloths.

Not to mention ice cream.

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Paris Focus: “life is too short not to go to Paris as often as one can”

This year I am going to revive some of my older posts which I think are still worth reading. During the month of March my travel posts will focus on Paris. 

Almost five years ago I published a post about exploring Paris, France. It wasn’t a very popular post as it was at the start of my blogging journey and I had very few followers.

Paris is a large city and there are a lot of iconic tourist places to visit. On this occasion though I decided to spend time exploring different parts, the first being the wonderful island in the River Seine to seek out some of the interesting details that we often miss. I hope that you will join me this week in revisiting the lovely La Ville-Lumière” : City of Lights

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the daily life of a Parisian

Queuing for Bread

Waiting for customers

Newspaper Kiosk (1)

Newspaper kiosk (2)

The iconic newspaper kiosks were designed by French architect Gabriel Davioud in 1857.

Gendarmes off to work

Eating Breakfast

Waiting

All the above images have been edited using a sketch tool ‘pen and ink‘ in grey tones.

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