We've been very lucky while visiting Paris for a couple of days this week.. on our arrival the sky cleared after days of rain, and we had a few of days of beautiful crisp and golden autumn weather.
After running errands in the 2nd arrondissement we found ourselves near the charming Bistrot Vivienne at lunchtime
we settled into a cosy banquette and enjoyed the traditional atmosphere, and had excellent ravioli and Tarte Tatin.
The Bistrot Vivienne is located near the Place du Victoire and the Jardin du Palais, and decorated with large mirrors, banquets, velvet armchairs and wooden tables and chairs. The Gallerie Vivienne divides the two dining rooms of the Bistrot, and dates back to 1823. It houses beautiful shops and a wonderful wine bar (Lucien Legrand http://www.caves-legrand.com/univers/), a great place for an apéritif.
Bistrot Vivienne, 4 Rue des Petits Champs,
01 49 27 00 50
None of the Hermès stores had the elusive 'C'est la fête' scarf in stock, but there was certainly a big fête going on in the window display of the Rue de Sèvres boutique! The orangutan, dromedar and goose from a previous display where joined by new friends, and together they've sucessfully created as much havoc as before..
..again assisted by Jean-François Fourtou
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