Walking through Paris It is always a real luxury. Gives that same rain, because if there is a place where the rain is really wonderful, here it is. It is always more pleasant if good weather with us, but a grey day in autumn never deslucirá a walk through its streets. If you also have the chance visit when celebrated an important event, even better... Paris never disappoints and neither does its Latin quarter.
I remember fondly in my times of student, the celebration of the 100 years of the of the Eiffel Tower, when first lit it up from top to bottom, and the anniversary of the French revolution in the stunning gardens of Tuileries with theatrical re-creations of the storming of the Bastille, from the death of Antoinette María... also in the surrounding area of the Latin quarter.
Paris is huge, it has routes and worthy of a good book tours, there are thousands. I tell one of my favorite destinations by the French capital: El Barrio of Saint Germain des Présbetter known as the Barrio Latino (Quartier Latin), picturesque and touristy, but no less interesting.
We begin the journey in Concordia bridge, facing the the National Assembly (Metro Invalid or National Assembly) and in direction to l'Ille de la Cité and the Latin quarter, and next to the Seine will walk in search of the Musee D'Orsay, to me, certainly the most beautiful of the world. Not by the Majesty of its building, or by hosting the best works, but because I do not there are Museum with more daylight, more charming or more artistic variety to the d'Orsay. It is an old railway station restored, and as it is usual in Paris, the most charming thing you can imagine. Its restaurant is recommended, with book and buffet menu with affordable prices, something rare in Paris, an alternative to more expensive sites.
We continue our path and head to the heart of the Latin Quarter Rue de Bellechasse to find the Boulevard Saint-Germain, main artery of the neighborhood. Right in the corner between the two streets, you will find the Boulangerie Gosselin, Patisserie where you stay glued to the... impressive showcase. Follow the Boulevard until reaching the Rue de Baclong street littered with impressive bakery, gourmet stores and shops with an irresistible charm. If the stomach calls you, you also have another option to make a stop in La pâtisserie des rêves, where Philippe Conticini as its name suggests, all you can do reality dreams more candy. Their bakery is delicate, original, current, and of course very French (see this post)
We continue along the Rue du Bac up to my favorite stores of Paris: Le Bon Marchéwhich this year marks 160 years, and are like never before. Is located on the corner with the Rue de Sevres number 38 and is a must-see for lovers of Parisian chic. It has a dream stationery and a library of amazing kitchen but certainly the best hides it in in La Grande Epicerie: shop in gourmet, where you want to buy it all, if it wasn't for the prices that have... But even if you do not do it, is very much worth devoting awhile to sniff their products. Everything you imagine you'll see here, from the spices more strange to the thousand and one ways of buying of goose or duck liver. A delight for the senses.
We continue our tour of the Rue de Sevres and Rue du Four. At number 51 of this street is one of the stores with Parisian flavor: RepettoThe store of most beautiful dancers and the most expensive thing you can imagine. Even if just to take a look at the shoes, you must enter and succumb to their delicate dancers of many colors that will make you feel like a true Queen of ballet.
We follow the Rue du Four and when reaching the Rue Mabillon we turn to find the Rue Lobineau. In number 2 of this street, next to the market, we found the pastry Gerard Mulota shop deli more than recommended where you can eat sitting on their high tables. There are thousand kinds of sandwiches gourmet, savory tarts, quiches and delicious salads. The price is affordable and delicious food. You have also all sorts of unimaginable sweets... It was here where I tried the tuna quiche. Delicious, delicate and perfect for a starter or as a single dish.
From Rue Lobineau we arrive at the Rue Tournon and so we return to the great Boulevard Saint Germain. Typical picture of Paris, with the grandeur of its buildings, thousand stores and elegant cafes that play the role of shop windows where to see and be seen by Parisian society. You have a coffee in one of them is a luxury, since we can reach pay 7 euros for a coffee, but the feeling of sitting where historical and famous characters have done is unique.
One of the best known is the Cafe de Flore which has trained a good list of illustrious names as André Breton, Jean Paul Sartre, Truman Capote and other characters from the world of fashion, art and literature. Opposite the Armani Cafe, begins to make space in the heart of the Parisians
We continue our walk through the Rue Bonaparte where at number 21, we find the world Temple of macarons: La Dureé. In this direction his branch of the Latin quarter has the House of macarons. A shop always crowded, with queues of eager Japanese buy its famous sweets. Personally I prefer the shop of the Rue Royale, but if you are in Saint Germain, don't you miss you it.
La Duree is on the corner of Rue Jacob, you must take it to the Rue de Seine and then Rue de Bucienjoy these colorful streets full of shops and cafés, a luxury for the view. Walk to the end of Buci and you will run into with the fountain of Saint Michel, the Latin Quarter entrance door, take Quai des Grands Augustins and along the River, we see numerous posts from painters and collectors of old books that are in the Bank. Back we get a majestic view of the Cathedral of our Lady of Paris, Notre Dame de Paris. Get carried away by the magic of the most typical sights of the French capital... As Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca mythical phrase: “"Il nous restera toujours Paris"
We ended up here this... small little walk. "Now get to work with the""Quiche au ton", a simple and delicious recipe of salt, my version that I ate at Gerard Mulot. I hope you like it!.!
By the way, if you like the French recipes, I invite you to browse my selection of gourmet: Tartiflette with puff pastry, Monkfish en papillote, Blown queso y albahaca or the incredible Macarons.
I was delighted to read your stroll in the Latin quarter. I am preparing for my first visit to Paris and was all a find your blog. Thanks a lot.
Hello Teresa! Thank you very much. You don't know how glad you liked. There are several posts in Paris so I encourage you to read them. It is a city that you won't ever forget! Thank you for writing and thank you very much for being here with me :)
Hi, a month ago I was in Paris and near a church in the Latin quarter, there is a small shop that sells very exclusive souvenirs including figures of disney by britto, colorfully Brazilian artist, you know which street is?
Hello Martha, because I feel it much but souvenir shops in Paris there are lots so I'm sorry I can't tell you on which street is that that and you say. Thank you for writing me. A hug and I feel it really
Hi, I'm going to visit paris since the day June 17 through June 20, I have hired the bus turistico two days, I could say pon where do I start?
Hi mark! Pufff because you can start wherever you want because everything in Paris is spectacular. If you have the bus tour starts by making all the stops which are many and then lose yourself in its streets. MY favourite neighbourhood Le Marais and Le Quartier Latin, barium latino because I love its streets, bakeries and stores. You can not miss the Vosges square, Eiffel Tower, and the Tower played (one day and one night), the Quai d'Orsay, the bakery, the baguette with cheese, L' Épicerie Le Bon Marche, the flea market or are the weekend there, le Bateau Mouche of day and night and a picnic you make yourself to take in the Luxembourg Gardens or in front of the Eiffel Tower. But the best is to relax and let yourself go. This city is very fabric and you'll love. You'll see. Enjoy very much and let me know
I have 18 reserved dinner on the Seine, 19 making my wife age, had dinner at the eiffel tower, for the day will do what you say will visit everything it can, especially the Latin quarter so much spoken of the
Then go idirizzi! Sure that everything goes perfect. You have it all organized so great uy. Enjoy a lot of everything. A hug and let me know to turn :)
Uffff healthy envy! How wonderful, I love paris, at the moment I can't go, but I am delighted with all the post of Paris you've published and I go knowing several sites with references. Loleta many thanks for everything. A hug
Hello Charo, Paris is a city to go and repeat. If you are attentive to the offers you can get very cheap (about € 70!) and there are thousand options of hotels. Once there depends on the pocket of each grab a snack or go to a restaurant to eat, so do not despair that it will come. In addition, when things are made to wait, then they enjoy much more also, because by the way you imagine the site will look like and you're dreaming
Good morning Loleta!
Great post and pictures.
I on my second visit with my Novy Paris did a guided tour through this beautiful neighbourhood next to the St. Michel and I could discover some places that had never come to hear.
We did it with these guys http://whiteumbrellatours.com/paris-tours/tours/tour-del-barrio-latino-y-st-michel/?lang=es
The Museum of Cluny, the Church of San Julian and the bookstore Shakespeare & Co was in this area that I caught
I have to tell you that I expected also Paris more face, not is if my boyfriend chose the site well and was cheap or not be... but the area we did not seem for anything expensive in terms of price of the Charter and the power to take you a couple of drinks.
Hello Macarena so glad a lot that you liked. When I was living in Paris the difference in standard of living was very large, but with the euro all been globalized and true capitals like Paris, Copenhagen and Berlin that previously could be expensive, are no longer so much and are well worth the trip. I glad that you liked so much. A hug and thanks for writing