Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I had all these big plans when I moved to Paris, thinking I would explore a different quartier each week. Instead, I have basically just made my life in the 5th, going anywhere within walking distance of my apartment. So Saturday, when Yuri was in town after coming back from a fabulous trip to India, I asked if she wanted to go walk around near Opéra. It's an area I go to at least once a week, but that I've never explored - I basically just do an aller-retour between the movie theater & the metro stop.

So we took advantage of the sun and just mosied around. And I was once again reminded of why I love Paris. You can be walking along, and then you turn a corner and you have a view like this: I was like "Whoa, what the heck is Sacré Coeur doing there??" And thus my commitment to continue (ie. start) exploring Paris was renewed.....but maybe when the weather is a bit nicer.

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Blogger Cindy in NE said...

Wow! What an extraordinary picture! We're coming to France at the end of the month. I hope it warms up a bit!

February 4, 2009 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

Interesting you took the exact picture I took. Did you notice that the church is now a bank (BNP Paribas)?

February 4, 2009 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger The Duchess said...

I could never get tired of those views! You are so lucky to be able to mosie around Paris like that. Have fun exploring!

February 4, 2009 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

When I am walking on Bld des Italians I love to turn my head and stop to look at this lovely view... I discoved it when my friend Gary was visiting Paris! What a great find, isn't it?! Glad you had a nice time.. You should head over to Canal St. Martin...

February 4, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Cécy said...

If you want to explore Paris, I would recommend checking this blog out:
http://parisecret.20minutes-blogs.fr/
Lots of pretty pictures and ideas of surprising places in Paris to see.

February 5, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Animesh said...

Wait. Who is Yuri, and why was she in India?

More importantly, I would like to meet this friend of yours and see how she found L'Inde :-).

February 7, 2009 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

exploring Paris would scare the shit out of me..too many French people and germs and cars lol.

Still, feel free to venture out of the city a bit to come explore my 'hood (because let's not forget I don't live in Paris). Pretzels at La Défense it is!

February 8, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Frogmae said...

Hey Ksam! Thanks for the link.
Haven't read all your posts but your blog seems really nice! ;)

And great picture! You know, as a Parisian girl, I'm also discovering Paris each time I go there for a special purpose or just hang around. I love the Opera neighborhood along with Haussmann and that's only when some Italian friends came to visit last October that I discovered you can visit the Opera! It's amazing, you should go! ;)

February 8, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

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