Room With A View: Paris

Paris balcony view overlooking rue Cambon. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Nous sommes arrivés à Paris!

This will be a short post, as we’re headed out this morning to the Atelier des Lumières to see the Van Gogh presentation. After seeing the Klimt there last December, I really wanted to take le Monsieur.

We’re staying on the right bank this time, not far from rue Saint-Honoré. We did a little shopping yesterday, but only le Monsieur found something…a linen knit shirt marked way down.

Paris: on the Seine looking toward Pont Alexandre III and Eiffel Tower. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

It’s hot here, but so far not unbearable. There was a nice breeze last night, so after dinner we decided to take a walk.

Carnival games in Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

There’s quite the carnival going set up in the Jardin des Tuileries, including some queasy-looking rides (check out my Insta Stories). On a whim, we decided to take a ride on the Grande Roue, something we’ve wanted to do for years.

Eiffel Tower as seen from the Grande Roue in Tuileries, Paris. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

The views were spectacular!

View of Paris and Montmarte from Grande Roue in Jardin des Tuileries. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

(The cars are enclosed, so there’s a little glare from the plastic.)`

It was a wonderful way to kick off our time in Paris. I’ll be keeping an eye out for summer style trends in Paris, look for more soon!

À bientôt!

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18 Comments

  1. June 25, 2019 / 1:32 am

    One of my favorite memories is walking around Paris late at night and, on a whim, going to la Grande Roue. I bumped into a friend of mine! We all went up together then went for champagne at Café Marly, overlooking the Pyramid of the Louvre. It was well past midnight and most of the hypercool people at Marly were wearing sunglasses.

  2. Jacqui
    June 25, 2019 / 4:53 am

    The Atelier des Lumières was my best surprise delight ever! Enjoy your experience.

    • Elizabeth
      June 25, 2019 / 11:19 am

      Yes! We went last December following the recommendation here and loved it. We stayed through the entire Klimt series twice (probably not supposed to, but it wasn’t terribly crowded). Have fun and let us know what the new show is like, Susan.

      I have a terrible, uncontrollable fear of heights – I have been talked into going up on ferris wheels a couple of times in the last 20 years and hated every second of it, but those were the classic open, swinging seats. I wonder if it would be a little more bearable in an enclosed cabin such as the Grande Roue or the London Eye? I struggle with panic on mountain gondolas, though, so maybe not.

  3. Emily Tarr
    June 25, 2019 / 5:22 am

    I live in Paris and it’s very hot here so forget about to much boutique shopping and stay with the air conditioned department stores.

  4. Linda B. Kerr
    June 25, 2019 / 5:48 am

    Dis “Bonjour” a la Ville de Lumiere pour moi. Surtout si tu t’approches la Place de la Contrescarpe.

  5. Ellie
    June 25, 2019 / 5:56 am

    Good luck with the canicule. It looks like it’s going to be a brutal few days!

  6. Alice Lawless
    June 25, 2019 / 8:20 am

    Just found your blog and love it. Enjoy every minute of your time in Paris.

    • Susan B
      June 25, 2019 / 9:57 am

      Welcome, and thanks!

  7. Heather
    June 25, 2019 / 8:44 am

    How much time would you allot for visiting the Atelier des Lumieres?

    • Susan B
      June 25, 2019 / 9:57 am

      Hi Heather, aside from travel time to and from, allow an hour.

  8. June 25, 2019 / 9:18 am

    You’re brave to have ridden that immense ferris wheel, and you got some wonderful shots with it. Personally, I tend to agree with Mayor Hidalgo on this, but it’s been interesting to watch the politics and see the ride shifted such a short distance. Paris is never static, is it?! 😉
    Now Stay Cool!

  9. Trish
    June 25, 2019 / 9:59 am

    I so enjoy your posts! I loved yesterday ‘s post on Beaune, especially the restaurant recommendations. Any chance of Le Monseur allowing any shots and /or suggestions regarding his travel clothing choices. I know that my husband would appreciate them.

  10. MARLA PATTERSON
    June 25, 2019 / 10:30 am

    Oh Ah Big sigh! We have got to get back to Paris! It’s been 8 years and these photos have me on the phone buying tickets for the autumn! You look so pretty in the green tee at end of blog…well you always look pretty! What is the name of this hotel near St Honore? Still thick gray weather here in SoCal!

  11. Kay
    June 25, 2019 / 11:07 am

    My grandsons have had so much fun at the carnival. It’s the first thing they mention about their memories of visits to Paris.

  12. June 25, 2019 / 11:17 am

    We rode it too! We could see the fair from our room at the Regina Hotel, so one evening strolled over. Fun to be at a carnival without the grandchildren in tow! The views were amazing. You betcha – we kissed when the ride stopped while we were on the top!

  13. Sheila-Merle Johnson
    June 25, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    Amusez-vous bien! @sheilamerle1

  14. Linda
    June 25, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I need to get back to France…it’s been three years since my last visit, that’s too long to stay away! Thank you for sharing you beautiful photos at least that way I get my “French Fix” until I return.

  15. June 28, 2019 / 3:26 am

    Beautiful Paris, I adore it!!! Each time I visit it, I am enchanted by its magic.

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