Wednesday, April 18, 2012

La vie en rose


If you've never strolled the small streets of Butte aux Cailles in the 13th arrondissement, you really should put it on your list. It is most charming and many of the homes are more like townhouses with small gated front entrances.  The flowers and vines are climbing over the fences, gates and lanterns with wild abandon.  I posted another lovely doorway here.

23 comments:

Vreni said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!! I have the Butte aux Cailles already on my list!

Dianne said...

And in that wonderful crimson red shade that suits Paris so well .... a charming capture.

Malyss said...

Are you sure we're in Paris?! ... :o)

This is Belgium said...

will do, it s on the evergrowingneverendingthingstodoin paris- list !

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing sunny day and so adorable composition!
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

Glorious flowers 'a Paris, V de B!
Your title made me think immediatement of the movie about Edith Piaf!

Janey and Co. said...

I need to get out of my comfort zone. I seem to stay in a tight circle of arrondissements 1-10.

My list of reasons to return to Paris is growing! Thanks V!

Harriet said...

This area is DEFINITELY on my list for my next trip...just wish I knew when that might be!

Daryl Edelstein said...

my list of to do in Paris is tres long .. of course by the time I get there I will be too told to walk far

Natalie said...

Thank you Virginia. Next time I won't miss Butte aux Cailles. La viie en rose vraiment. The list is growing rapidly.
PS. I've just posted Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.
N.

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Beautiful Virginia! No, never walked here, will the next though! Charming! Love the title of your post - ha ha!
Sharon

altadenahiker said...

A good place to get lost...

Kris said...

Gorgeous image Virginia! So pretty! I love to see roses growing with wild abandon ~ a la natural.

VP said...

Lovely image, We did, not many tourists up there...

Starman said...

You already know the 13th is one of our favorites.

Alexa said...

Back in the day (when even a poor kid like me could afford to live in St. Germain), the 13th was like the suburbs and no one ever went there. Now I'd be beyond thrilled to be able to live in a charming place like this.

Pamela said...

Oh i would love to live somewhere like this. I love these townhouses with the gated entrances. Reminds me of the gorgeous brownstones!

Mary said...

Exquisite indeed! I want to live there!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love this area of Paris... Great shot!

M said...

Let's buy a place here! Love the flowers (and the houses)!

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Thanks Virgina!

xxxx

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ARA said...

Cliche ... but cliche's in Paris are good