Paris: Ille Saint Louis

• 08 April 2009

This lovely little island in the Seine is a favorite spot in Paris. We were lucky enough to find parking here last Sunday and traversed the island en route to Notre Dame--which happened to be hosting a Palm Sunday mass when we arrived. Oh how the choir sounded like angels! I took a picture of my sister right next to where we parked our car. Talk about a scenic parking spot!

























On our way to Notre Dame we passed these beautiful doors, in the most amazing shade of turquoise blue. Granted, Paris is full of blue doors and they are all lovely; but we found these particularly striking. Berthillon, the famous ice cream stop of Paris, also calls Ille Saint Louis home and so a trip was definitely in order. However, upon arrival we realized we were still quite full from the massive amount of pastries we'd just consumed; so for the second time this year, I sadly bid adieu to Berthillon :)

I loved this particular approach to Notre Dame. The little bridges, the quiet streets, and the view of it's "backside" was spectacular!








13 comments:

Virginia said...

We readers are so lucky to get to live vicariously!

ms. less is always more said...

sigh. so lovely. I loved your last post with the fog... last I was there we had a lot of foggy days. so romantic and picturesque! enjoy your visit...

did you by chance sit for a bit in the gardens behind Notre Dame? I remember sharing a brie sandwich with my husband there and it was perfect.

happy travels!

Amanda~Blend Fashions said...

Wow I am glad you are posting so many pictures, wish I was there :)

Stephanie said...

Your sis is so stylish! And where are you in all of these photos? We need to see some pictures of you in your Parisian attire. :)

becky said...

First of all I totally love your blog. It's so awesome.

Secondly, I'm DYING to go to Paris. Your pictures are making me swoon. Thanks for sharing.

chelsea said...

These are lovely photos! I am currently in the middle of a France obsession:)

Kami said...

What an adventure you are having with your sister. So neat. I love those doors, beautiful!

USAUS said...

Tres chic ma Cher!

Gaynell T. said...

Your Paris notes are lovely -- thanks for sharing! So have you found Ina Garten's neighborhood????

Stephanie said...

Gaynell, I believe we did!

Sam and Josh said...

It is absolutely beautiful and how fun to be able to spend it with your sister. Happy travels.

KJ said...

Sigh, sigh, sigh. Wipe a tiny tear from my eye!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi just commented on enlarging photos...thought I would have a read, and I don't believe it...my last post was about Paris...my friend and I went for a bloggers convention/lunch and to meet new friends, who I met through my blog. We had a brilliant time. Stayed for just less than a week. I will have to read more of your posts!

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