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Paris: The Last Bits (Photos)

Curio Parlor cocktails [1]
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 [2]. 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 [3]

Walking home late one night

Colonne de Juillet [4]

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

Comté soufflé [5]

My brother and father are mad for soufflés so that was definitely on the agenda — here, a Comté cheese soufflé at L’Auberge Bressane [6].

Grand Marnier soufflé [7]

And their Grand Marnier soufflé, on fire.

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré [8]

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

Inside Dries van Noten [9]

Inside Dries van Noten [10]

Louis Vuitton window display [11]

Louis Vuitton window display

Little girl in painting [12]

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

Le Dôme [13]

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

Café [14]

Boulangerie [15]

Centre Pompidou [16]

Outside the Centre Pompidou [17], a contemporary art museum

Henri Matisse [18]

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

City Hall [19]

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 [20]

Had to get a shot of this, of course

Les Invalides [21]

Andrew took this photo of Les Invalides [22], a complex of museums and monuments related to the French military, including Napoleon’s tomb.

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur [23]

La Basilique du Sacré-Cœur [24], or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, has a great view of Paris from high atop the northern end.

Rue Royale [25]

Rue Royale, looking toward Place de la Concorde

Across from Centre Pompidou [26]

Across from the Centre Pompidou

French onion soup [27]

French onion soup!

Foie gras burger [28]

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

Happy New Year! [29]

Happy New Year, Paris!

Related posts:

The Top 10 Things I Learned About Paris [30]
Paris Food Tour: Baguettes, Cheese & Chocolate [31]
Joël Robuchon’s 3-week-old L’Atelier Etoile [32]
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 [33]
Passage 53: We’re going out with a bang [34]
Bonus Paris post: Le Chateaubriand, Darling or Dud? [35]