Friday, March 25, 2011

Le Petit Zinc


Today my guest photographer is Allan Gray.  Allan and I met when he wrote to ask me for some apartment suggestions in Paris for his next trip.  After a few emails, we discovered that we share the same addiction....Paris!  Imagine that.  Allan kindly shared this photo of one of his favorite places, le Petit Zinc, in the 5eme near Deux Maggot.  I do believe I peered in at the great zinc bar on my trip in November '08!  Now after hearing his recommendation, I'm adding it to my next "Must Do" list.

I'm including a photo of Allan. He captioned it: "Outside of 'Little Italy' on rue Rambuteau wondering why I don't live here." I laughed and told him I have had the same thought many, many times!

Merci Allan,  for giving me the day off and sharing your photos with us




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19 comments:

Jilly said...

Love Allan's photo AND your photo of him. This will be a great place to visit on your next trip Virginia. Love everything about this place - the doors, the colour of the restaurant, the paintings of course. I'd like to eat here.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How could I have missed this place? It is perfectly Paris with the art deco revolving doors and awning, tiles and paintings... plus there must be a zinc bar inside!

Thank you, Allan, and how nice to find another Paris addict...

G

Harriet said...

Must repeat Genie's comment: How could I have missed this place? I always stay in the 5e so I will make a point to stop in on my next trip. Great photo - love all the details. Thanks Allan.

Daryl said...

What a nice looking man ..

Pamela said...

Oh what a fab looking place and those art deco doors! Paris looks like a dream!!
Have a great weekend V !!

M said...

Genie, I was asking myself the same question -- we were right by it!! Must add to list -- I have to see those windows! Virginia, thank you for sharing Allan's photo --

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Hi, I'm back... This is only one block from the hotel on Rue Jacob and we did not walk down this street. The terrasse can be seen from the St. Germain corner even! The exterior façade was created by Hector Guimard and is in the 6ième arr.

Virginia said...

Genie and Marie,
So I can expect photos from inside in a few short weeks? You cna be my guest photographer Marie! Genie has her own "baby" ! HA I gotta see that zinc bar again.
V

Starman said...

I don't remember le Petit Zinc, though I have been to Les Deux Magots several times.

Maria O. Russell said...

M. Gray poses for his photo with the grace of a Russian dancer...

Virginia said...

Maria, actually he's an actor. That's pretty close!:)

Starman,
We were in a hurry in 08 when we past it. After hearing about it from Allan, I think this place will be visited by a lot of bloggers now! Maybe they'll give him a glass of champagne when he goes back for the free PR!

Pamela,
Sigh, Paris is dreamy.

Joe said...

I would love to pass through that doorway.

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M said...

Count on it, Virginia ... I'll do my best to get a photo of the interior worthy of your blog!!

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

I celebrated my fiftieth birthday there! Great place.

Virginia said...

Mrs. V,
WEll that's one fine place to celebrate one's birthday. :)
V

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Loved this photo of Le Petit Zinc cafe. Who can resist staring? Can't wait to see some of the interior now.

Hazel Smith said...

Max von Sydow meets Roy Scheider.