Check out my previous post about Palais Royale here!
I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each photo to a more in-depth post I’ve previously published.
When you spot palmiers the size of your head at a local Parisian bakery, and immediately convince yourself that you can’t leave without buying one for the road.
Continue reading “Palmier”
It’s no secret that Paris is bursting at the seams with galleries, monuments and galleries. There’s always so much to see. Some of my favourite art can be found outside, by way of graffiti – or what I prefer to call street art.
Continue reading “Paris Street Art – Rue du Prévôt”
Once the site of famous public executions during the French Revolution (King Louis XV, Marie Antoinette, Madame du Barry – to name a few – were guillotined much to the delight of cheering crowds), Place de la Concorde remains an important public square.
Continue reading “Place de la Concorde”
Early January is always a struggle for me. I cross from one year to the next full of positivity and excitement for what the months ahead will bring. But then the holiday chocolate runs out and the weather turns disgusting. My mind tends to wander and I imagine where I’d prefer to be.
Continue reading “Remembering”
Shall we step outside for some air?
Off of the Grand Foyer is The Loggia, the outdoor space enclosed by columns and topped by 5 mosaic medallions picturing masks.
Continue reading “Palais Garnier – The Loggia”
It seems only right that this week’s Thursday Door be from Palais Garnier.
Continue reading “Thursday Doors – Paris”
Yesterday I shared photos taken while looking up. Today we’ll, you guessed it, focus on the ground. Whether it’s a cobblestone pathway or an intricately patterned tile mosaic floor, I often appreciate the ground upon which I walk as much as the decor around me. The flooring at Palais Garnier was another example of the fine craftsmanship that went into such a beautiful space.
Continue reading “Palais Garnier – Looking Down”
You may recall me mentioning a couple of days ago that Palais Garnier is styled in the Napoleon III fashion, and that it’s highly eclectic with no space left without decoration. Not even the ceilings. So today I’d like to share some photos I took while looking up.
Continue reading “Palais Garnier – Looking Up”
While I wasn’t at Palais Garnier to take in a performance, I did get to see the gorgeous auditorium during my visit.
Built in a traditional Italian horseshoe shape, the 5 level auditorium is 60 metres high and seats over 2000 people.
Continue reading “Palais Garnier – Auditorium”
After visiting some seriously beautiful properties outside of Paris that left me wide-eyed and short of breath, I must admit that I was unprepared for Palais Garnier. I thought I had seen the best of the best.
Holy Hanna, was I in for a surprise!
Continue reading “Palais Garnier”
I’ve been a long time lurker, enjoying other bloggers sharing photos of doors from around the world. I’ve decided it’s time for me to jump in and take part in the fun!
Continue reading “Thursday Doors – Paris”
Several years ago, while on a girls’ trip to Paris with my friend Stephanie, I found myself in the delightful predicament of having nothing planned.
Stephanie was headed for an early morning visit to the Louvre. Having been on a previous visit to Paris I decided I’d take a pass, and would meet her several hours later at the Louvre courtyard Pyramid.
Continue reading “Musée d’Orsay”
I’ll never forget my first visit to Saint-Sulpice in Paris. That first time wasn’t even planned. Because my visits to Paris are usually quite short, Saint-Sulpice never even made it onto my ‘must see‘ list to be honest, and it was only because my cousin (who was lucky enough to call Paris home at the time) took Stephanie and me there that we went at all. Continue reading “Église Saint-Sulpice”
I’m in the process of merging some content from my other blog, Fernweh Friday, with Marla on the Move. From time to time I’ll be migrating some of my older posts here. I figured that a post about the food in Paris was a great place to start! So let’s get started with a post I wrote shortly after returning home following a girls’ trip with my friend, Stephanie back in 2016.
Continue reading “Eating Our Way Across Paris”
I took part in a couple of walking tours with Localers when I was last in France. The first focused on the dark side of Paris’ history. Our guide, Patrick, had a great sense of humour and after the tour concluded he led us to a rather grotesque sight before bidding us adieu.
Continue reading “Maison Aurouze”
My sister enrolled herself in a baking program shortly after graduating from high school. I remember questioning at the time if we shared the same genetics, as I’m hopeless where baking is concerned.
I wish baking was my thing, but it’s simply not. However, I’m actually really good at eating baked goods. So I guess there’s that.
Continue reading “Croissants”
Another trip to Paris means another delicious falafel lunch. I’m nothing if not predictable. As I always do, I headed for l’as du Fallafel and waited
patiently in line for my order.
Continue reading “Jardin des Rosiers – Joseph-Migneret”
That moment you look into your carry-on bag and realise it’s stuffed to the brim with bags (and bags) mini Toblerone. 😋
Continue reading “Paris – #POTD, Part Deux”
After I finish my last breakfast in Paris, I need to finish packing before heading to the airport.
Its been a fun week and, although I’m looking forward to going home, I know I’m going to miss Paris immensely.
So until next time,
Au revoir and bonne journée!