Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Salon de Thé en bleu




I am not sure about the food here but the appearance from the street was charming and inviting... A facade of blue and a row of Velib.... Think they have un petit verre de vin?

La Fourmi Ailée = The Winged Ant
8, rue Fouarre

22 comments:

kathrin said...

oh yes, I love to see that, have a nice day ! big hugh Kathrin

Bibi said...

Rue du Fouarre....while a student at the Sorbonne I had an extra linguistics class on that street....don't remember the #, but can find it...wonder where it is in relation to the Ant---what an intriguing name.

Andy said...

The bicycles have caught my attention. They all look alike so I assume there is a rent a bike business. When my son lived in France he main source of travel was by bike. One day he chained and locked is bike to a tall post. When he returned the bike was gone. Apparently the post came apart by lifting it up out of it's socket. The ones in your photo look like they are firmly locked in place.
Sorry to get off topic. I like the blues in the picture. Nice shot!

Olivier said...

I’ve been here twice. Inside, it’s designed as a library, with lot of books on shelves, up to the ceiling. It’s a good place for romance, but unfortunately the food is pretty poor, and the service is unprofessional (though they’re rather friendly).

Olivier (from Paris)

Cezar and Léia said...

So charming place to enjoy a cup of tea!I love this picture , you have captured beautiful reflections on that window!
Hugs
Léia

M said...

This girl loves the blue! And are those mosaics running across the bottom of the window and the column of is it faux? Perfect picture. I would gladly settle for resting my Paris tired feet and enjoying a cup of tea and a petit patisserie.

Harriet said...

Beautiful Paris blues.....you've found a nice example.

I'm catching up on your posts and must comment that your capture of the Marais on that cloudy day when the sun peaked through and turned the buildings golden is fabulous!

My WV is 'wowlable' and your photos are just that...full of wow!

Virginia said...

Oh this is too cute for words. I like the outside so much and would love to see all the books. Maybe we'll eat somewhere else though! :)

Starman said...

I like the tiles (or whatever they are) under the window.

Alexa said...

I ate here in 2005—just a simple salad, so I can't comment on the food really, but I loved the décor. And I love this shot of the pretty façade!

Amanda said...

i would hope they would have un petit verre de vin!

the restaurant's name brought back a poem i had to memorize once in french class, called le cigale et la fourmi.......do you know it?

and after a glimpse at your previous post, you are on an insect theme with les puces!! hehe

Loree said...

I love the facade. I was fascinated by the facades of the shops in Paris.

Ninny said...

Okay, Olivier explained the "salon" part. Too bad the food isn't a good as it's appearance. Still, I bet one could cozy up with a good book and an espresso and be happy.

Liz

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Kathrin -- Merci and a big hug to you!

Bibi -- It is at the corner of Rue du Fouarre and Rue Lagrange (right behind the Square Rene Viviani and St Julien le Pauvre church.

Andy -- Very interesting story and I am always in favor of getting off topic. Who would ever have thought the post would lift up?!

Olivier -- Now I think that it is worth a little visit for that glass of wine and to see the interior. Nice to see you here... do you have a blog?

Leia -- Merci, and I am glad that you like it. I should have saved that reflection for the weekend reflections! Hugs to you, Genie

Marie -- Oh yes, you are a "blue" girl. I think that they are mosaic but I will soon let you know...

Harriet -- I have missed you and glad that you are catching up. Send me an email when you can....

Starman -- Thanks and I do think that they are real tiles. I'll report back after I check it out.

Alexa -- You are my go-to person for Paris food. You have been everywhere!

Amanda -- Yes, I do know that verse, and it was written by the poet Jean de la Fontaine that I wrote about here: http://parisandbeyond-genie.blogspot.com/2010/10/le-corbeau-et-le-renard.html

Oh, and I love that poem!

Loree -- I do also and have so many photos of doors and store fronts (with no idea where they are!)

Liz -- Come, then and join us for tea or an expresso.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a cheery little place!

Rob-bear said...

Enchanting, picturesque shop. That blue is so beautiful!

I'm intrigued by what might be inside.

o2 said...

I used to go there with my friends to have a tea or a "chocolat chaud". If you want, you can borrow a book from the shelves and read it.

Paris Paul said...

Wow, love that shade of blue! I don't even like tea but I bet I'd like tea there.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Brittany -- Merci, and I bet that they would have some little pastries also!

Bear -- I love this shade of blue also and the patterns under the windows.

Paul -- Tea? or how about a small beverage?

Randy said...

The color would have drawn me in for a little taste. Lovely photo Genie.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- Merci, and in a few weeks, I will have that chance again!

Sab said...

This is a really cute place, and I particularly like the upstairs part at the back which has tons of character - definitely worth a visit and no need to whinge about the food unless you're some sort of food critique - I *think* I had a lasagne and my memory seems to tell me it was fine. I think the point is the whole place, not just certain aspects of it. To not enjoy this place would be a bit like not enjoying any café in Paris because you find the price of a coffee too expensive. It's worth what you pay for it!