Paris: The Last Bits (Photos)

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Curio Parlor cocktails
Once in a while I did look up from my dinner plate and photograph some other scenes of Paris. Here, “experimental cocktails” at the Curio Parlor. On my first real trip to this city (passing through with a backpack at age 20 didn’t count), I found a lovely and welcoming place that I hope to visit again soon (of course, my Québec-born hair stylist will tell me it’s because all the real Parisians were on holiday vacation!).

Bridge at night

Walking home late one night

Colonne de Juillet

The Colonne de Juillet (or the July column), just outside the Bastille Opera house, commemorates a battle in 1830.

Comté soufflé

My brother and father are mad for soufflés so that was definitely on the agenda — here, a Comté cheese soufflé at L’Auberge Bressane.

Grand Marnier soufflé

And their Grand Marnier soufflé, on fire.

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

The glitzy shopping street Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré decked out in holiday lights.

Inside Dries van Noten

Inside Dries van Noten

Louis Vuitton window display

Louis Vuitton window display

Little girl in painting

Part of a painting in our hotel lobby. Sleepy with jetlag, Andrew said he could relate.

Le Dôme

Even in winter, the street café life continues. Here, at Le Dôme, a renowned seafood restaurant (though our meal was underwhelming).



Centre Pompidou

Outside the Centre Pompidou, a contemporary art museum

Henri Matisse

“La Blouse Roumaine,” or the Romanian Blouse, by Henri Matisse (1940)

City Hall

It’s hard to see in this photograph, but the black roof of City Hall had thousands of little white lights that went off like fireworks until late at night.

Eiffel Tower

Had to get a shot of this, of course

Les Invalides

Andrew took this photo of Les Invalides, a complex of museums and monuments related to the French military, including Napoleon’s tomb.

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

La Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, has a great view of Paris from high atop the northern end.

Rue Royale

Rue Royale, looking toward Place de la Concorde

Across from Centre Pompidou

Across from the Centre Pompidou

French onion soup

French onion soup!

Foie gras burger

Yes, that’s foie gras (not the bun) on the burger.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Paris!

Related posts:

The Top 10 Things I Learned About Paris
Paris Food Tour: Baguettes, Cheese & Chocolate
Joël Robuchon’s 3-week-old L’Atelier Etoile
Frederic Simonin: An Excellent Secret

Nomiya: Art Installation or Lunch?

Christmas Eve dinner at Taillevent

Christmas dinner at Le Cinq

Casual Paris: Le 404 (Moroccan) and Café de l’Alma
Passage 53: We’re going out with a bang
Bonus Paris post: Le Chateaubriand, Darling or Dud?

Jan. 30 2011 |
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