Monday, March 30, 2020

Café With a View

 On a warmer day, we would have been right up front enjoying the view of Saint-Sulpice.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Jardin du Palais Royal

My favorite garden no matter the season.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Marché Georges Brassens

In the 15th arrondissement, the Marché Georges Brassens is open every weekend. It's just the place for those who love old and used books.

104 Rue Brancion, 75015 Paris, France

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Pluie à Paris

My phone weather app is still set on Paris. I opened it today, and see that there will be sunny skies for the next 10 days. We weren't that lucky but as I think of all those in lockdown in Paris right now, I"m glad they have sunny skies to lift their spirits. This view of the rooftops from our apartment made the rain seem worth it. As someone told me long ago, "You don't go to Paris for the weather." Indeed.

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Monday, March 23, 2020


Flamant, a lovely fleuriste at 8 rue de Furstemberg 75006

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sunday Church Series, Saint-Sulpice

This newly restored church is even more lovely. I hadn't been inside since 2009. What a difference. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Église Saint-Sulpice

For many years Saint-Sulpice has undergone extensive restoration. The exterior cleaning made such a difference. I had not been inside since 2009, and was so pleased to see all of the results.

Thursday, March 19, 2020


 The newly restored Saint-Germain-des-Prés church is stunning. The afternoon light through the stained glass was amazing. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Pétanque å Paris

Just before I left for Paris, my friend David Livingston sent an email with one request, pétanque players. I assured him that if the weather cooperated, I"d have some for him. Our last day in Paris, we brunched at Treize then met Peter and walked through the Jardin du Luxembourg . It had poured rain earlier, so there weren't the usual suspects there, but voila! My favorite guys were on their usual court. I'm pretty proud of this one.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020


 Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés

As I write this post, I have been home from Paris for a week. We made the wise decision to cut our trip short by 5 days due to the uncertainty of travel and rapidly unfolding virus news. It was a hard decision, but by Thursday, Mary and I were so very thankful we made that decision. Now Paris is under a lockdown, and I think it will happen here soon as well. I've been self isolating since my return and now it looks like it will be much longer than two weeks.

I think this photograph illustrates how it feels right now, alone. Actually I'm not totally alone, I have my chat noir Meeps and very thoughtful daughters and apartment neighbors. I am counting my blessings that I'm safe, healthy and hopefully virus free. I pray the same for all of you.

In the coming days, I will be happy to share my photos with each of you. Thank you for visiting my blog. Stay well mes amis,

Note: The new banner photo was taken from our lovely apartment in the 15eme. We highly recommend and I would be happy to share the contact information!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Au revoir mes amis!

I leave tomorrow for two weeks in Paris with my tavel amie Mary. I will not be posting here, but will on my Instagram: vjonesphoto  and Virginia Jones Photography on Facebook. When I return, I will love sharing my newest images of Paris. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Paris Rouge - Ultramod

People often ask where I like to shoot. Ultramod milliners and mercerie, just across the street from each other wins, hands down.

4 rue de Choiseul
Paris 75002

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Paris Rouge - Fun at the Colonnes de Buren

As soon as we get settled in our apartment, I get anxious to visit one of my favorite places, the Palais Royal. There is always so much to see and photograph. The Buren Columns are always full of kiddos playing and climbing, while adults take their photos!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Place des Vosges

Monday, February 10, 2020

La Vie en Rose

This harpist at Place des Vosges, brought me to tears. La Vie en Rose. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020


This petit enfant was playing on a little playground in Butte aux Cailles. His maman gave me permission to photograph him.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


We arrive on March 1. I'm already preparing myself for seeing Our Lady for the first time without her spire. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Musée Carnavalet

The Musée Carnavalet, the history of Paris museum, is tucked away in the Marais. It's lovely and newly renovated. Have a look.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation

 The Deportation Memorial in Paris ( 1062) honors the 200.000 who were deported from Vichy France to Nazi Concentration Camps during World War II. 

 200,000 crystals are imbedded in these walls to symbolize the deportees.

  The memorial is located on the Seine directly behind Notre Dame Cathedral. There is no charge to enter.

Friday, January 24, 2020

La première

Most likely the first Paris Rouge posted here, March 2007.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Café Hugo

 Place des Vosges on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Photographer's Dream

janvier, 2010. I will never forget this very special morning in Paris

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Soldes (sales) in Paris occur in January and July. Repetto's window is always my favorite. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Kiosque des noctambules

Paris Mètro stop Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre ( Lignes 1 and 7) is probably our favorite stop. We love the elaborate steel and  colorful glass structure designed by artist Jean-Michel Othoniel,  titled "Kiosque des noctambules ( Kisok of the Night Walkers). An added plus is this stop is located at Place Colette just steps from our favorite wine stop, Café le Nemours. Win, win!