In 1612 Marie de' Medici, 

the widow of King Henry IV of France, 

began building a new residence, 

the Luxembourg Palace. 

The today  garden is owned 

by the French Senate, 

which meets in the Palace.

A new and controversial addition

the artist, who's name I can not recall,

went to the Sorbonne Art School

The dome is being refurbished

it is a collage of locals

the same images are 

reflected on the floor inside

Oh may!

and one moves

Need candy

An Olive Oil Store

In 1686  Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, 

set up his coffee house 

in the rue des Fossés Saint-Germain 

(present-day rue de l’Ancienne Comédie).

This was a fun,diverse, informative tour

hosted by

Urban Adventures

Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life

and more really

I would walk with Arthur


Technically the tour started at the

Place de la Concorde 

under the Obelisk

but we were soon in the 

high rent district

Our first secret garden

We did not stop for a taste

The place is 

reflected in the window

our first tasting

a French macaron



On our way to

Opéra de Paris

Académie Royale de Musique

The Op

Our lovely new friend at 

Hotel des Marronniers

where we were staying


Restaurant "au 35 rue jacob"

not even a block away

Small, welcoming and friendly

The kitchen is on the 

second floor

Middle Eastern Chicken Saute

in a crepe

Beef  carpaccio

with frites

perfect on a warm night

Time for a walk

The three star boutique hotel

in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

was a true find

just lovely, relaxed, welcoming

It is set back from a narrow 

almost car and pedestrian free street

No noise


is an area of the 6th arrondissement 

of Paris, France, 

located around the church of the 


Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

This fun spot is located at

Rue de Buci near Rue de Seine

about a block from our hotel

we had walked this fun very active block

during our Saint Germain Tour

the day before

Foie Gras, Smoked Salmon, Egg

Fresh Greens

Foie Gras, Duck Confit, 

Grilled Margaret, Sauted Gizzards 

Fresh Green and 

Haricot Vert

Grilled Chicken

Haricot Vert, Fresh Greens, 


Tomato, Mozzarella,



I chose pistacio


He is everywhere

This creative artist is new

Artist:Yseult Digan – YZ

And there are tours

wish I had thought about it

Boys will be boys

down by the river

a real sign

We had tried to stop here

the night before and

they started serving at 7:00

we liked the menu

and the ambiance

My pals view

Again we just walked in

just more than fine

I ordered wrong

very good 


the pizza looked 


An interesting crepe

with Mozzarella and basil

From their web site

And a Rodin

across the street