The Sun Came Out

Paris can be very cloudy, gray and rainy in the winter and spring and it certainly has been recently. It’s such a treat to get out and see some blue sky.

The Louvre Museum seen across the Seine.

I’m always taken with open windows.

Daffodils are blooming.

A Statue of Louis XIV shining in the sun on Place des Victories. It’s a lovely square with the buildings all rounded inward which now house upscale shops where houses once were.

Around Palais Royal

It was a beautiful sunny day in Paris and a pleasure to walk around the area of Palais Royal.

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I love this open space in front of a church where you can get a good look at the architecture of the buildings in the neighborhood from a distance.

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I popped into the Notre Dame des Victoires. This a statue of Saint Therese, a French born nun very popular in France.

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The gorgeous Place des Victoires has this great statue of Louis XIV.

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There is a great view of the back of Palais Royal from this newly opened Pain Quotidian.

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A view of the fountain in the distance with roses in the foreground at Palais Royal.

In and Out

A little more from inside Passage (or Galerie) Vivienne and outside.

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Inviting entrance.

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They’ve kept the lovely old wooden doors and windows for the shops there.

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One of these days I’m going to have a glass of wine and some munchies here.

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Just out the exit from Passage Vivienne is Place des Victoires, beautiful in its own right.