Wednesday, 12 October 2011

24 hours in Paris

Wow! What a great time I had with our friends Susan & John in Paris.

We packed so much into twenty fours hours,
sightseeing, shopping, eating.
Hotel d'Alba this way.

Ready for some retail therapy?  Want to see some shops?

Across the road from our hotel is this great shop which specialises in vintage posters.

Further along the street -  "Nonna Bakes"

Cakes like these!

Whilst we're talking cakes.........
fancy a coffee?

How about some fresh flowers to take home?

Not a great shot......perhaps you can see our reflections in the window?

This fabulous shop is angelic

a close up of a miniature shop in the window
We found this beautiful place just off the Place du Tertre, Montmartre
look at the window display!
just couldn't resist those macarons
Next time..........sightseeing


  1. Oh Maggie, thank you for I feel like I've just had a stroll down a Parisian street. How nice of you to meet Susan and her husband in Paris. Looks like all of you were having a blast. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

    The French Hutch

  2. Great 24 hours! Wish it was mine... :-)

  3. Hi Maggie. It sounds like you had a greaT time in Paris. Lovely photo's and lots of memories I am sure.
    Have a nice day

  4. Everything thing is just so quintessentially French. Ooh la la.
    If only we could bring it all home with us.

  5. HI Maggie. I just red your comment. I did shadowshot once, not sure if it was this one or somebody elses and I liked it but I participate in 6 or 7 memes already . Sometimes I quit one and go to another. It is already a lot .
    Have a nice evening

  6. *sigh*
    This couldn't be anywhere else in the whole wide world but Paris.

  7. Thank you for the tidbits of Paris flavor! My favorite is that miniature Shop of Angels...! Oh, and the macarons, of course...

  8. There is nowhere quite like Paris, is there?

  9. You really brought a touch of fabulous PARIS to us Maggie. It's such an amazing city, everyone needs to go at least once...........but of course it's even better if you can go more often!!

    I'm just making a cuppa, sure wish I had one of those macaroons to go with it!

    Glad you had such a fun day with your friends. Please tell me they didn't plan to haul that Tour Eiffel home with them???????

    Mary X

  10. Ooh, I never get tired of looking at Paris photos. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

  11. All I can say is "Oh, Maggie". What a wonderful time.

  12. I feel like I was in Paris with you! These shops are awesome and when the day comes that I go to Paris...I want to shop, shop, shop!!


  13. Thanks for your kind comments on my autumn foliage photo.
    How wonderful to spend time in Paris with your friends. Each of the wonderful shops is more delightful than the last.
    Did I ever tell you that my daughter spent 3-4 weeks in France a few years ago, for a French language and culture immersion experience. She LOVED every single second. They split their time between Paris and Provence. She wished that the visit could have included northern France as well. Next time. :-)

  14. I hadn't been by for a visit in a while and so glad I came today. What a beautiful post! I feel like I've just been transported! Thank you so much for the inspiring images!

  15. Ahhhhhh, will I have beautiful dreams tonight! Looks like you had some beautiful weather. It was gray and rainy for us, but who cares? ;-)
    Thanks for sharing the shots. I feel as if I was there with you three.
    Hugs ~ Sarah

  16. more paris pics coming??????

  17. Oh it's been too long since I've been in Paris. Thanks for letting me Blog travel!

  18. Paris really has never been on my list of destinations, but I am changing my mind. Thanks for your great photos.

  19. Maggie,
    I have enjoyed paging thru your wonderful Paris photos! I haven't been there since 1992 but I LOVE that city! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!


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