Thursday, October 18, 2012

This week in Paris - part one

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.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galerie_Vivienne

Bistrot Vivienne, 4 Rue des Petits Champs,
75002 Paris 
01 49 27 00 50
www.bistrotvivienne.com 

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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20 comments:

  1. Oh I had almost forgotten Galerie Vivienne! Beautiful shops indeed.
    Never been to the Bistrot Vivienne though. One more thing to add to my to do list ;-P
    Is that a "caramel au beurre salé" on the saucer? Love those!
    Thanks for sharing dear MT.

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    1. With the nearby Rue de Montmartre and Place du Victoire it's a lovely area for shopping altogether. The little treat was a soft toffee, but the flavor of the ice cream was caramel au beurre salé!

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  2. Quel bel endroit on dirais que e temps c est arreté
    Beaucoup de chance pour la météo
    Plus qu un mois et demi et nous serons a PARIS pour 15 jours
    Vivement
    Amitiés
    MYRIAM

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    1. J'espère que vous aurez de la chance avec la météo aussi, chère Myriam. Je vous souhaite un merveilleux séjour (et un bon shopping de Noël)!

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  3. The resturant looks lovely, have you seen any of the scarfs yet cant wait to see which c/w will appeal to you, have a lovely weekend

    Best Jane

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    1. I've only seen the surteint and RTW versions in the french boutiques. There is a video on h.com though, which shows all the CWs:
      C’est la fête

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  4. Looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Good luck finding that elusive scarf!

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    1. Many thanks for the kind good wishes!

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  5. The restaurant is beautiful, isn't it.We always try to go there when we're in Paris.And the Wolff & Descourtis shop in the Gallerie Vivienne is lovely, too.Such gorgeous fabrics.Xsue

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    1. How nice to know that our paths have crossed, dear Sue! The W&D boutique is lovely indeed x

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  6. Looks like a lovely place to rest your feet and refresh after a day of errands! Now, the only thing missing is a glass of the bubbly;-) I hope your retrieved your boots and that the new soles did the trick! Bon weekend dear friend, T xx

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    1. The boots turned out beautifully, will report soon! Chin chin to the cobbler, and to you too, my dear friend x

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  7. Mmmmm.... What a delicious meal in a very charming Bistrot which I will have in mind next time I am in Paris!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely place, dearest MaiTai!!

    Have a wonderful remaining weekend. Warm hug, M xx

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the post, my dearest Manuela! Have fun planning yor next trip, and have a most wonderful week ahead <3

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  8. Enjoyed your lovely post, dear Maitai! Will have to put the bistro on my next visit ;)

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  9. The food looks delicious and the bistro very inviting. I have to make a note for my next trip :-) Have a lovely week, dear MaiTai :-)

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    1. Many thanks, dear happyface. Enjoy a lovely and happy week too!

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  10. Dearest MaiTai,
    So very happy to hear you had such lovely weather in Paris! What a beautiful grand bistro! - your ravioli and Tarte Tatin looks mouthwateringly delicious. And how much I love the all the fun and the party at Rue de Sèvres. Thank you so much for always sharing such wonderful places to visit and the many delightful windows of H <3 Wishing you the best week ahead, sending you all my love with sweetest autumn hugs xoxo

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    1. So happy you enjoyed coming along, my dearest Scarf Enthusiast! We were incredibly lucky with the weather indeed, and the food was lovely. The ravioli had a pumkin filling and came with a sauce based on chicken broth. Wish I could hide in the bistro's kitchen for a day and learn all the secrets! Have a most wonderful week ahead too xx

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