MERCI! It’s must know French word when you travel in France. This Parisian concept store is created by founders of Bonpoint. They brought together the best of fashion, design, and household items in the Haut-Marais district. The red vintage car, Merci‘s mascot is parked at the courtyard. Can’t pass without taking pictures. 😀
I dropped by kid store, Bonton. There are many cute clothes and kids party stuffs. I bought some paper envelops and plates for picnic.
GRAZIE! It’s must know Italian word when you travel in Italy. It means “Thanks” like Merci. This is an italian restaurant near by Merci. They offer yummy rustic-style pizzas and delicious cocktails. The whole atmosphere is in dark. Even toilet paper is also in black. 😀 Booking is essential to get a table.
This boulevard Beaumaarchais will be full of “Thanks” shops and restaurant in many other languages, I guess.
Anyway, waiting a bus to move to Seine river. See you on Seine!
STRIPE! STRIPE! STRIPE! Yes, it’s Les Deux Plateux, better known as Les colonnes de Buren(Buren’s columns) in the courtyard of Palais-Royal. It was installed in 1986, but still looks new. Some tourists like me were taking pictures, some Parisians were having sandwiches and some people were reading on the columns. Especially, it’s perfect modern playground for children. And my mom’s OOTD was perfect match. 😀
We grabbed Espresso from the cutest small café Kitsuné in Palais-Royal. OMG! This tiny Espresso paper cup is so cute! Many Parisians were resting around the fountain. They looked relaxing and peaceful. I wanted take a rest for a while here, but there were not enough time for tourist like me. We had to move to next destination. See you on next post!
Hello! I had a Hello Cappuccino in Marais district. Yes, it was Sunday of course! It seems like all Parisians came to Marais. I couldn’t have a famous Falafel because of a looooong queue. So sad. It was difficult to find a free seat in cafes. And I found a Parisian couple was having lunch outside under the umbrella even though it was raining. C’est tres romantique!
After doing some shopping in Passy, we moved to Saint-Germain-des-Pres. I bought some baby clothes at Bonpoint for my nephew and niece. This shop in Saint-Sulpice is really huge. I like cute interior design here. There is a cafe/restaurant inside. I want to buy everything in advance for my future baby even though I’m not pregnant. 😀
And we had strong chocolat viennois at Cafe de Flore. So good!
I found a cute ice cream vintage car near Champs-Elysees!
We had a lunch at Monsieur Bleu, in Palais de Tokyo. The weather was hot to eat outside but Parisians were on terrace. Food was delicious and we could see Eiffel Tower from the terrace.
And slow motion video inspired by Bill viola. 😀
We had a lunch with Guilbe and Sara at Le Georges before seeing exhibitions at Centre Pompidou. Everything was delicious. Especially, very looooong croque monsieur was awesome. Never seen before! The weather was so nice to be at terrace. It’s a good place to have coffee when you visit Centre Pompidou.
Vincent Van Gogh day! At first, we went to l’Eglise Auvers-sur-Oise, one of Van Gogh’s painting scene. When I encountered this church, Van Gogh’s painting just pop up in my head. It was same! We visited cemetery of Van Gogh brothers. They are resting next to each other. Theo Van Gogh died just six months later of his Vincent Van Gogh’s death. I felt their brotherly affection. And we visited Auberge Ravoux. It’s known as the house of Vincent Van Gogh. He created more than 80 paintings and shooting himself in this house. He stayed in tiny room. I noticed big different sutuation from contemporary two Impressionists Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.
We had a lunch at Le Saut du Loup in Musee des Arts Decoratifs after returning our rent car to Hertz Louvre. And We moved to Rose Bakery in Bon Marche.