Thursday, September 24, 2015

A pleasant afternoon always involves coffee, chocolate and lèche-vitrines.

After the somberness of the Conciergerie a strong coffee was needed.





And perhaps a chocolate fix.



What better place than Le Procope, providing good coffee and literary conversation since 1686.

An extremely brief history and a gander at great food to be found here.


Feeling restored, it was time to head off the beaten track.





And I spied a pair of shoes that I simply must have.




Afterwards a sit on the banks of The Seine to let all that coffee and chocolate settle.






Paris - June 2015

15 comments:

  1. Chocolate for me! An inviting place, and I really like the surroundings.

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    1. A very interesting place with many curious things to see. The staff are very friendly and don't mind us tourists wandering around taking photos (even a tour group came through at one stage) and the chocolate is excellent!

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  2. Lovely shots and word images...I had to look up leche-vitrines...

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    1. It's a funny phrase that means window shopping but literally translates as window licking. Mind you I very nearly licked the window of the chocolate shop!

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  3. Hello Debs - I've just come across from Mikes blog.
    Looks a very interesting visit - do like those red shoes!

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. It certainly was. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Mmmmh... chocolate, that is always a good idea :o). Thanks for showing Paris, I've never been there.
    Have a lovely week
    Alex

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    1. You're welcome. There is a bit more to share, but not as much as I'd like :)

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  5. Oh this post just ut a huge smile on my face. Thank you for that. B

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you for your lovely comment on the knitting post too. Sadly that café has closed down but I'm hoping it will reopen somewhere else. I did really enjoy teaching my daughter to knit. It rekindled such lovely memories of my mother teaching me to knit and I felt I was somehow passing the banner on so to speak.

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  6. Gorgeous photography at your blog! Thanks for stopping in at mine. Have a great day,

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  7. Ooohh, I have such a rococo decor soul! :) The rich, sublimely elegant reds and golds of the restaurant are so breathtaking! History like that is hard to find in a country as new as mine, so seeing it elsewhere always makes my old school heart swoon up a storm! Thank you for this lovely post, dear lady.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I think if you're ever in Paris you must drop in for a coffee, chocolate or just a sticky beak. I'll tell them to supply smelling salts :)

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  8. Yum, I can't say no to chocolate! Beautiful photos x

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