Thursday, June 2, 2011

Looking Up - Galerie Vivienne


In January 2010, we stayed in a flat right across the street from Galerie Vivienne. This beautifully restored 19th century covered passage was hard to resist and we stopped in several times.  We had champagne at the little cafe there on our last night.  I especially like the glass roof and the wonderful lanterns.

Galerie Vivienne
6 rue Vivienne
Paris 75002
Mètro: Bourse or Palais Royal

15 comments:

Karen said...

I stayed near here on my first trip to Paris and have gone back whenever I'm there.
Do you know if the apt. you rented will be available in late August?

Daryl said...

I love places like that and look forward to seeing them in person one day ...

VP said...

You caught the spirit of the place,,,

Trishia said...

Bonjour, Virginia,
I saw your comment on Eric's Daily Photo site and followed you here:) I'm not a stalker, just an obsessive Francophile! LUV your pics and the Paris Rouge photos --- what a combination. Red is my favorite color. A tres bonne idea! I've added a link to your blog on mine. A bientot!

Starman said...

The galleries are very nice, but they're not for the tourist looking for a bargain. There are only about twenty left of the hundred or so that were there many years ago when they were in fashion.

Alexa said...

I'm sure I've mentioned that I used to work in one of Paris's passages, and they're rather special to me. This one is especially beautiful—and you've captured it so well, V!l

TheChieftess said...

What a wonderful passage to stroll and shop...or stop for a cup of cafe or a glass of vino!!!

Pamela said...

Gorgeous ! I just love those lights!!

I love your new profile photo..beautiful V !

Long Island ice tea sounds perfect for those glasses!!!

TheChieftess said...

How did I not notice the new profile photo??? Beautiful V!!!

Virginia said...

Pamela and Chieftess, a thank you to my friend Mary Beth Shelton (Shelton Photography) that is so dear to practice new lights or cameras etc. on me!

Starman, I don't show many places in Paris but lèche-vitrine est libre!!!!

Alexa, you'll have to email me where you worked. How wonderful..... I hope! :)

Thrishia, I love your blog and your vintage French postcards!!

Karen, we chatted about this via email and somehow I"ve deleted my bookmark for Janeen's apt. I'm working on it.

Daryl, I hope I'm with you!

VP, thank you

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very good framing of this structure !

Jack said...

It is a handsome arcade, Virginia. These are probably the origins of more modern indoor shopping malls. I much prefer this version.

M said...

Virginia, I too loved the glass ceiling and the lanterns -- great photo and beautiful reflection in the half-moon window. Simply delightful!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Galerie Vivienne is soooo beautiful! I love these lanterns.

Jameson said...

I love that place!