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.


  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!


  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

  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. :)

  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!

    Five Minute Style 

  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.

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

  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.

  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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