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Takin' it to the Streets

In Paris, my sister and I made good use of the excellent public transportation system (especially the bus system -- pretty easy to use and, once you get used to the fact that no one will speak English and just get into the flow of French around you, it's a great way to get around AND see the city). 

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But we found the best way to enjoy the sights and flavors of Paris was to walk.

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So much happens on the streets -- especially on lovely spring days.

Sidewalk art markets are everywhere -- near the Louvre. . .

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near the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. . .

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Everywhere!

Flower shops. . .

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Pâtisseries. . .

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News stands. . .

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And then, there are the cafés! 

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It is so wonderful to sit in a sidewalk café, with a café créme, and watch the world go by!

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(This was our "neighborhood" café - just around the corner from our hotel, and our first sidewalk café experience!)

Some sidewalk cafés are quite small and intimate, with only a table or two.

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And some?  Well, let's just say they're a bit over the top!  (In a good way.)

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Walking the streets, we encountered street musicians. . .

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chess matches. . .

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and carnivals!

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Sometimes, we even stumbled on to familiar sights tucked away in neighborhoods best accessed on foot!

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If you're in Paris, take comfortable shoes, get a good map. . . and plan to take it to the streets!

 

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margene

Sitting in a cafe under wisteria would be thrilling. Walking the streets of Paris must bring such a sense of history, art, literature and beauty. It fills my heart to see your pictures. I can't imagine being there. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Marilyn

Thanks for the taste of Paris! This is the next best thing to being there. :)

Vicki

Oh, so lovely! And the Moulin Rouge!!
; )

kmkat

Flowers, food, sidewalk cafes, art, street musicians... what a place!

Lori on Little Traverse Bay

How fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

Cookie

So lovely! There really isn't anything like Paris in the spring/early summer, is there?

Chloe

So glad you got to go. It will stay with you a lifetime.

Chloe

Oh I forgot to say: Your pictures of your trip
are wonderful.

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