Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Walk Through The Tuileries


I never feel that I've truly arrived in Paris until I've set out on a long walk. Along the Seine, through the Jardin du Luxembourg or across the Isle St. Louis and into the Marais, a serious trek seems to be the best way to say hello, exchange pleasantries and get reacquainted with the city. So on that first morning, pull on the boots and out the door we go, crossing the Seine at the Pont du Carrousel and on to the Tuileries.


If one needs to make a formal introduction or re-ignite an affair with Paris, the Le Nôtre designed gardens seem to be the perfect place. With the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concord all on ready view, it's as if the city has accessorized with her most valued baubles.




Is that the statues you can hear whispering to each other or the chairs? Perhaps the ghost of Marie Antoinette?








Arriving at the Place de la Concorde, fingers numb from clicking away with my camera. But pas de problème.


Need a rest? The lovely Hotel Bristol is just a bit farther. After a hot cup of tea, I'm recharged and warm, ready for more.

Do you have a favorite Paris walk? 

19 comments:

  1. When we lived in the 5th we'd walk along the banks of the Seine and cross over the Isle St. Louis and walk around the tiny island with an ice cream from Berthillon in hand. Another favorite stroll was up Faubourg St. Honore on a quiet Sunday morning just to window shop. Paris is lovely any time of day and in every season!
    xxoo
    C + C

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    1. I walk with a little Berthillon sounds perfect - even on a cold day like today, although I think I would probably want to eat it in the shop, instead of outdoors! I couldn't agree more, Paris is a seasonless city! XOXO

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  2. Ahhhhhh this has me craving a trip there in the worst way. Walking along The Seine is always a favorite as well as a stroll through the gardens at The Tulleries, having been there in 3 of the 4 seasons i can say it is magical any time.....you walked my favorite walk:)

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    1. Tina, I wish we could have walked together! You are right, the city is pure magic any time! XOXO

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  3. Gorgeous pictures- they make me want to escape this dreadful nyc weather... xm

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  4. Very lovely...one day I would love to visit!

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  5. I adore the Place de Voges.
    Paris is such a lovely place for a promenade.
    Beautiful images.
    pve

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  6. Thank you...you've transported me to Paris and away from the London rain:)
    The Hotel Bristol is the perfect hotel...my husband and I stayed there a couple of years ago...magical!
    Lovely photographs. xx

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  7. This IS my favorite Paris walk! Truly! It always has been. Although I have only popped into the Bristol once to use the phone. Must change that.
    Jeanne, these photos are absolutely stunning. I know that when I am alone, I take better photos (aka not chatting, actually looking) and I wonder if that was the case for you too? They really are just fabulous.
    Gros Bisous!
    H

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    1. Thanks, Heather! You are so sweet. Yes, I think having all the time I wanted to snap as many photos as I wanted helped a great deal, but the real difference is that Mr. H. got me a real, grown up, big girl camera. No more iPhone photos. Well, not as many (the Bristol shots were from the good old iPhone). I had all kinds of fun with my new toy in Paris - took almost 1,000 pics!

      Someday when we meet up in Paris I will take you to tea at the Bristol! XOXO

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  8. Fantastic new year resolutions... Love DVF and her statement(: and your Paris pics are amazing and energizing... Hugs z

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  9. These photos are gorgeous, get the waterlogue app and turn them into watercolors for cool art, I bet they will look amazing! I will be going to you for ideas about Paris when we go!
    Cheers!

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  10. Oh Jeanne, your pictures are fabulous!!! The Tuileries are one of my favorite places in Paris...they are so gorgeous any time of the year! xoxo

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  11. These are dreamy pictures and I have been there and Im dying to go back - thanks for the beauty! xo Nancy

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  12. Jeanne,
    Love joining you on your walk in Paris! I felt like I had walked many of the same paths, as I have similar photos from our trip a few years ago. I think beginning at the Louvre, lunch at Cafe Marly, down through the Tuilleries to L'Orangerie, the unground mini tramps, Place de Concorde and ending up at Angelina's....is a pretty fun walk!

    This post truly takes me back!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  13. Sometimes it's good to avoid the métro and just walk. These are areas I know well and even though our last visit was only a few months ago, just seeing your lovely photos makes me want to book another trip! Great quote and so true!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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