Friday, April 13, 2012
A Day In The Marais - Always Good For The Soul
Nothing is better than a day in Paris in the month of April. Yesterday we drove into The Marais district and of course the cafes and shops were all decorated to celebrate Spring.
The sun was shining on The Place de Vosges.
First things first - lunch at Cafe Hugo, great food and not at tourist prices. Tiana, our little French granddaughter surveying the menu.
The art galleries in Place de Vosges full of the unexpected like hanging rhinoceros and
weird bronze figures.
On to the Boulevard Beaumarchais home of Merci but on the way we passed a fabulous bathroom shop where I just loved the bath and basin that looked like sardine tins.
The entrance to Merci with a beautiful painting set between old beams that looks as though it has been there forever.
Merci had a hanger thing going on. I don't begin to understand what it was all about but
it carried on into the basement. They were even selling books about coat hangers - weird.
I fell in love with this beautifully painted cupboard in the fashion section and the way the flowers carried on up the walls.
Back on the road from the Bastille passing vegetable displays to die for with huge pots of herbs.
Passing a weird artist's space selling sculptures of ape hands, well it is Paris and you must never expect the norm.
Before setting off home a plate of warm chocolate cake with a Cafe Creme. Tiana enjoyed it as well. Of course purchases were made but that's for another day.