Paris: Cafe de Flore & Tuilleries

Thursday, 10 April 2014
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Once upon a time, I was exceedingly anal retentive when it came to planning an itinerary which included an hour by hour schedule. It was enough to drive a person traveling (usually the husband) with me bonkers. If you're coming from a long way - say, New Zealand and you've saved for years, you want to cram EVERYTHING (every church, museum, palace) in a short space of time. It was exhausting. I couldn't bear seeing another majestic cathedral or read the history of x, y and z building for the next decade or so.

We spent the previous day just......what's that new popular word these days? Chillaxing? I loved gazing at the street style (the real stuff) in Paris from a cafe, chatting with Josephine and Lil L, wandering aimlessly and getting hopelessly lost.

We figured that we needed to do one REALLY touristy thing - go to Cafe de Flore. The ever gracious waiters there kindly let me photograph the cafe several years ago without even ordering a single cup of coffee. Yes, the coffee is pretty average and completely overpriced but hey, we got to pretend we were chic Parisians for a few hours.




9 comments:

  1. I, too, am trying to get away from feeling like I must accomplish and just enjoy vacations...I think my husband appreciates this as well ;)
    Holiday in Paris--no better time for chillaxing and people watching!

    Alissa

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  2. Gorgeous pictures, have been lucky enough to work out of Paris for the odd week or two in the past and I just adore the place....... your pictures want me to go back asap! x

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  3. Great pictures! Looks like you're enjoying your Paris trip. And I always love a stop at Cafe de Flore even if it's touristy and overpriced. :)

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  4. I went to Paris last year and we crammed so much in! I really want to go back again soon and just sit in all the beautiful cafes and gardens and do nothing bait relax!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  5. April in Paris looks just wonderful. Making a mental note to only ever return to this city during this month. Flowers and sun - yet cool enough for a leather jacket. Perfection. Lucky you.

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  6. What wonderful photo's! I love them. Beautiful place too!

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  7. Next time go to Les Deux Magots on place Saint Germain des Prés. It's a little overpriced too but they serve Pierre Hermé desserts.

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  8. Love seeing the city through these pictures, feels like I'm here, again, for the first time! They are wonderful photographs! xx

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