Thursday, February 23, 2012

Il Fait Froid!


Admittedly, after we left Paris the temps dropped dramatically, but even so, it was pretty chilly while we were there. Most cafés/ bistros have outdoor heaters and many drop thick plastic curtains to keep their patrons warm and happy.  This little café offered something I don't think I've ever seen in Paris, lap robes.  The blue is a nice compliment to the red/white chairs bien sûr.   Vive la France!

16 comments:

La Brocanteuse said...

Oh how I wish I could be sitting there...right now, this minute!! Colx

Riet said...

That looks so inviting and the patron is a great host to take care of robes for the guests.
Have a nice day

Malyss said...

First time I see this! It was surely really cold!

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, the blue lap robes against the red and white of the chairs remind «Louis» of the tricolore

Leif Hagen said...

Za French - zey sink of everything!
Salut V de B!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Cozy ... and nicer than thick plastic 'curtain' to block the view

Peter Olson said...

A nice way to attract the smokers! :-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is a great idea and I have only seen it twice. One December (brrrrr) Holly and I had déjeuner on the terrace at Bon Marché, heated, plastic enclosure, and darling taupe lap robes...

Nice capture, V.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Créatif, certainement! A good business move, absolument! Bienvenue aux Fumeurs! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Starman said...

It must have been really cold if they were bringing out the big guns.

Janey and Co. said...

Lovely idea!...Janey

JoeinVegas said...

Ah, I can taste an espresso sitting there right now.
Thank you for sharing.

Jack said...

After you left, OF COURSE the temperatures would rapidly fall.

The French seem committed to outdoor cafe life even when it is much colder than most Americans would be OK with sitting outside.

ARA said...

how cute

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that's what I call 'very civilized' Virginia!!

Lapin Agile said...

Wonderful pic. Thank you so much!
Lapin A