Saturday, December 4, 2010

Paris Rouge XXXVII - Weekend In Montmartre

Monsieur et le sac rouge 

Montmartre is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Paris.  Oh yes, it can be very touristy, but take the rue less traveled and you'll love it.  I thought we'd just spend the weekend here.  Hope that's alright with you!

19 comments:

Jilly said...

Good morning, Virginia. I LOVE the new heading. So perfect for Christmas. Your photo of the bearded man and all that shopping is making me wish I were in Paris for Christmas. On the other hand...

Maya said...

Sounds good to me! Oh, and I love your new banner photo.

Shell Sherree said...

It sounds good to me too, Virginia. And your current banner pic is a magnificent choice for the season.

Bea said...

Hello Virginia, I stayed in Montmartre many years ago, when I was an art student, and I love, love, loved it.
Thanks for sharing, your blog is great.

Jean Spitzer said...

Another voice of admiration for the banner photo. Charming 'hood.

Alexa said...

Fine with me, V! Monsieur has a great face—glad you caught him. Add me to the banner photo fan club (I think that M now stands for "Meeps.") :~}

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A good candid.

Virginia said...

Bea thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoy my blog!

Thanks everyone. I think Merci is one of the most fun shops in the Marais. If you don't know how this concept store began, Google Merci Paris and find out about the good work they do. It's also ever changing. I have been 3 times now and it's always different and the cute red Fiat is decorated in a different way.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love the area of Montemartre, as you've captured, there's an eclectic mix of people, shops and buildings.

Vagabonde said...

At first I thought you had taken a picture of my husband in Paris – but his leather jacket is not so long - apart from that, everything else is the same! Great picture.

TheChieftess said...

Great street shot!!!

And I have to agree with all the thumbs up for the banner shot!!! and I love how you are doing "Paris Through My Lens" these days!!! Very artistic and fun!!!
I can't even figure out how to reposition my title, or even center it!!!

wv: vasychos...vichyssoise spelled incorrectly!!!

Starman said...

You can't fool me, that's Santa Claus disguised as a Parisian.

Rob said...

I wish we had spent more time in Montmarte, but am reliving it now through your pic here and my Abbesses Metro stop post.

Virginia said...

Starman,
May be or could he be one of the artists??

Chieftess,
Here's the secret: Put your photo in Picasa and do a text box, then export it. Voila!

Vagabonde,
How funny would that be! :)

"All things French" said...

Bonjour Virginia
Rouge sits so well in Paris !! I love to see the splashes of vibrant red on the little cafe canopies - makes my heart sing!!
xx
Dianne

Virginia said...

Dianne,
I find rouge à Paris a delightful game on each visit! :)

Daryl said...

How did ToonMan get to Paris? I swear that's his (and Jay's) double!

Leif Hagen said...

What a scrumptious tour of Paris through your lens! My last trip to France's capital was in July 2009 - your snaps make me long to go back again! Luckily, our friend Isabelle from Paris will be landing in Minneapolis any minute and having dinner at our house on Monday night!
Bonsoir - bonne nuit

Virginia said...

What a wonderful thing to meet blog amies! Let me hear and send photos please!
V