04 May 2010

PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME!

Bonjour mes chers amis,


I'm feeling a bit under the weather today but I still wanted to participate in

Tuesday Tag-Along

This blog hop is a great way to discover new blogs and make new friends.  It is hosted by


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I'm also participating in another blog hop hosted by Leigh.  She created  THE HAPPINESS PROJECT.  It consists of posting a photo or more that makes you wildly happy. You can visit her on her blog by just clicking the following button (she is wildly funny):

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Today, I've decided to post some pictures of Paris.  I am headed there at the end of summer and I thought I would share some past memories . I have friends that already live there.  That always helps regarding hotel bills LOL. They are so lucky! I should not complain because I too have traveled and lived in many countries due to my husband's work. But I have never lived in Europe. Its always been one of my dreams.    My comments will be brief today because of this silly cold that's exhausting me.  Its just that time of the year in Montréal...  

Ready for a walk: (maybe I'll sit in a wheelchair and you can push me LOL)

Paris is made for pedestrians.  You can walk for days in different streets and each street is as beautiful as the last.  There are so many shops:
There are no big grocery stores in Paris. You practically have to shop every day. This shop has tasty oils, vinegars, pâtés and fresh cold cuts hanging in the window. 
 I love the narrowness of the streets and especially the ornamental iron works in front of their long windows.
I'm always amazed by all the work that goes into decorating their buildings especially over the doors. I love  their medallions!
Storefronts are tiny but what they do have is always well decorated!


Translated it means:  Street of the bad boys.....(hope their cute too)


I love figurines, especially of Tintin and his friends.  As a child I read every Tintin thatI could put my hands on!
After a long walk, its normal to want to sit down! The problem is choosing a café or patisserie or salon de thé.  And then there's choosing what you want to eat....or how much....I always bring a bigger size of jeans with me....   
The next decision is to seat inside or out.  I prefer eating outside to take in the smells of other pastry shops baking fresh baguettes or just do a bit of discrete people watching. They dont like it when we stare....

  Should I win the lottery one day, this is what my French apartment would look like! I know... in my dreams!  I hope you enjoyed this small tour of Paris.  Now I'm ready to go visit you!

27 comments:

  1. Hello! Thanks for tagging along this week at the Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop hosted by Twee Poppets! I'm a follower of your blog! :)

    http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com

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  2. Salut, J'aime appelle Jenilee.
    My family has a few friends that live in france. I have always wanted to visit. I took french in jr high and high school (I've forgotten a lot of it) and its just the language that I adore more than any of them! Btw I'm stopping by from tuesday tag along!

    Au Revior.

    Here are my blogs.
    The Holbert Household
    Color My World Photography + Design
    Portfolio
    All About Wesley

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  3. Your blog is beautiful! You make me long to go to Paris!

    Hi there! I am a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along!

    Hop on over for a visit anytime!
    Looking Glass Jewels

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  4. Hello. Hopping here from Tuesday Tag-Along. I decided to follow you. I hope you will come see me and maybe decide to follow. I am #16 on Mr. Linky or http://traci66.blogspot.com I am having my very FIRST giveaway also. I hope you will join in on the fun.

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  5. Happy Tuesday Tag A Long! I'm follower 78! Would love to do a feature about your blog. I hope you'll follow back: http://jonbonjovious.blogspot.com

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  6. Good Morning! Stopping by from Tuesday Tag to be your newest follower! Hope you swing by mine!
    Have a great day.

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.com

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  7. Good Morning! Stopping by from Tuesday Tag to be your newest follower! Hope you swing by mine!
    Have a great day.

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.com

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  8. I have always wanted to go to Paris. Thank you, I enjoyed your photo tour. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

    (The only French I can remember from high school is Zoot! and Ne marche pas! It's been a long time.)

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  9. Your blog is fabulous. You reminded me how much I'd love to return to Paris! Hi there! I'm your newest follower from TTA! Look forward to visiting again soon!

    Dawn
    http://www.thewayiseethings.typepad.com

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  10. Well I hope you do win the lotto. Then we could come visit you in Paris. Lol.
    I have a question to ask you. Could you email me?
    lorenglish32@shaw.ca
    I am off to work but will be home this evening...B.C. time.

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  11. Cute Blog!!! I’m a new follower! Feel free to check out my blog as well! http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com
    Happy Tuesday Tag-Along! Hope to Blog with you again soon!

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  12. Found you through Tuesday Tagalong and am now following you

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  13. Bonjour, Anne-Marie! Thanks for following my blog, as I am your new follower #86 (justByou). I took French, but I don't remember too much. How fun that you will be going to France soon! Lovely pictures you have posted, by the way!!! =)
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi! I just popped on over here to let you know I'm from Ontario!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  15. hi Just found you on the blog hop come by and visit me!

    http://lifeasasailorsgirl.blogspot.com

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  16. I hope you have an awesome time in Paris Anne-Marie, that would be so awesome to go to Paris. By the way, I love your blog, and I am following you too.

    Happy Tuesday!
    Jodi

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  17. Hi, thanks for stopping by.

    I love paris too. Thinking about going there makes me happy.

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  18. I love, love, love this post! I have no been to Europe several times with another trip to Central Europe this summer but I have not be to France. It is on my to-go-to list and I hope soon.

    Thanks for posting these wonderful photos and for including your great travelogue!

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  19. What a great post & great blog. I'll be popping back to have another read through!
    Happy Alphabe-Thursday - and look forward to *seeing* you again next time!
    Mine’s HERE!

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  20. Tin Tin!! I remember him! Thanks for sharing your Paris pictures!

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  21. it would drive me crazy to shop everyday but at least everything would be fresh LOL :D

    lovely shop windows :D

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  22. so in love with this post! i think i would stop at every patisserie and eat until i was 2 dress-sizes larger. once...i went to paris and brought home almost a whole suitcase full of chocolate. i was the laughing stock of customs!!!

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  23. wow, sounds like a bit of heaven ...

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  24. I love French shops mm I could just live there

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  25. I've always wanted to visit Paris. Thanks for the lovely tour! Hope you are feeling better soon. Kathy

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  26. How wonderful that you are off to Paris soon! I am just a little bit envious. This was a perfect P post and I loved the virtual tour.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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