Tuesday, December 4, 2012

[ paris ]

I'VE BEEN sorting through my pics and thought I'd start off by showing you around the neighbourhood we stayed in. We chose the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement, on the left bank of the Seine. It's a great neighbourhood with lots of cafés and little shops.

Our little boutique hotel was Hotel Henri IV on rue Saint Jacques...


the welcoming lobby had lovely rustic features and was beautifully decorated...


and while the rooms were a little small {like all Paris hotels}, it had everything we needed, including a super comfy bed, well sound-proofed rooms and a charming view out to the street...


Once we checked in, we started off with a sip of wine on a terrace around the corner. I didn't think anyone would be sitting on terraces in November, but they all had heat lamps to keep you toasty...


Here's a sample of what we saw around our neighbourhood...


As you can see from this small sample, it's a lovely area of Paris with plenty to see. My favourite thing was the Pont de L'Archeveche with all the love locks...


Couples come to Paris and put a love lock on the bridge and throw the key into the Seine as a symbol of their undying love...


And so of course we went searching for a lock and inscribed our names and the date on the back...


Now we'll have to come back to Paris to visit our lock!


Stay tuned for the next instalment ~ a peek at the big Paris flea market ~ Les Puces de Saint-Ouen.

lisa

10 comments:

Jody and Stan said...

Just found your inspirational blog. Love it. Great photos! New Follower.

Jody

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Very beautiful! Love that photo of the man playing accordion - and the lock! Very fun!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Looks like a great trip!

Meeling said...

So beautiful! Great shots and what a lovely view from your room. Venice has a bridge like that too - so cool!!

Definitely makes you want to go back and check on your lock!

Can't wait to see more. :-)

Formerly known as Frau said...

These pictures are making me ache for Paris! I love everything about Paris! Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

Leanne said...

i know it's wrong, but i am so green right now! lucky you....so much beauty to take in. waiting for the next post! xo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I love that area of Paris as well! You and Dave found a very good place for your love lock! I have been to Paris twice, but I have never been to Paris with my true love of 40 years...The images are lovely.
~Lynne
w/L.

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lisa, how very romantic. Your photos are wonderful, I love all the closeup details. I can just smell the cafe and criossants...mmmm. Love Linda x

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow! It is so beautiful!!

Debby Steele said...

Gorgeous. Love the locks and want the pink vespa!!! xo

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