Monday, August 8, 2011

Café de la Paix -- au matin




Early one April morning Marie and I found this gentleman just beginning his daily routine, arranging the café chairs on the terrace of Café de la Paix. It was designed by Charles Garnier, the architect of Palais Garnier which sits just over your shoulder.



I would love to stop there this Monday morning for une noisette with my friends.


Café de la Paix
Place de l'Opera
12, boulevard des Capucines
75009, Paris



36 comments:

Sylvia K said...

And I would love to be there with you, Genie, mon amie! How fun that would be! Love your capture as always! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Many hugs,

Sylvia

Bergson said...

doit on mettre des gants pour ne pas salir les chaises ou les chaises sont elles sales ?

beau gosse said...

Yes, very elegant avec des gants blancs performing such a task! Great shot, Genie!

Bibi said...

I noticed the gloves, too....

I had no idea this cafe, which I used to pass every morning on my way to work, was designed by the same architect as the Palais Garnier! :)

Malyss said...

I like the morning light here. The promise of a beautyful day.

Shell Sherree said...
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Shell Sherree said...

{Sorry, Genie ~ blog-lag & low blood sugar are a bad combination!!} This has that lovely feeling of the promise of a new day. Wish I was there with you too, Genie!

Suzi said...

Look at him! Isn't he fabulous - white gloves and all..x

dive said...

Mmmm … Me too, Genie. This place looks a little up-market for me though.

Tiago Braga said...

lovely photos, so beautifuul places!
kisses from Portugal :D

biebkriebels said...

I love sitting on terraces and watch people.

Andy said...

Another chair photo. Nice capture.

Fábio Martins said...

And a new day starts... now :)
Nice capture

M said...

Moi aussi! Could really go for coffee, croissant, sweet friendship and a cool morning right now! Bises ...

Harriet said...

The white gloves are the real fascination in this photo. I love that early morning light in Paris that you have captured.

Birdman said...

Breakfast in the sun at one of these tables sounds enticing.

Virginia said...

I'll join you but café creme is all we can afford at this place!
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great view to have while enjoying coffee, Palais
Garnier no less!! I have got to start saving for next year Genie!! I adore your 'angel' from yesterdays post, it's quite a unique church, somehow it seems just the right spot for it near Montmartre!

Picturit said...

Fantastic image Genie nicely lit no glare off glass

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bautiful photo Genie
Looks like a shot from a movie.. You are quite the photographer..
Penny

cieldequimper said...

April was the perfect time for this. It was summer.

Right now we have April showers and almost April temperatures!

Kris said...

I am with you on this one! I would love to sit outside on a sunny day sipping a cafe cream watching people. It is the small things that make life enjoyable.

Kris

Alexa said...

Wonderful shot, Genie! Like Bibi, I worked near here at one time and had no idea Garnier designed both. I'd love to join all of you, but will have to make mine a café crème too. :~}

Rob and Mandy said...

Matin paisible.

Loree said...

I so love the fact that he's wearing gloves. Tres chic.

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Great photo, very nice.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's quite an image!
This fellow is even wearing gloves, must be a chic place?
God bless you!
Cezar

Jack said...

1. Look at those gloves!
2. The green of these chairs is perfect.
3. Loved your comment today.
4. You are such a clever girl.
5. Thanks!

Kristin said...

Hi Genie, yes, Rome was so beautiful! I'm so glad to be back in the blogworld again and I would love to sit down here, too! Have a lovely week!

Love, Kristin

Starman said...

I have never even had a café at Café de la Paix. We stopped there once, checked their prices (ridiculously high) and kept walking.

Dianne said...

How I would love to be in Paris right now Genie - sitting on one of those green rattan chairs drinking a cafe crema and chatting about Paris and photography and food!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for your visit and kind words Genie.. So happy you enjoyed Honey Bear.
Enjoy your week.
fondly,
Penny

Randy said...

Looks like a nice place for a blogger meeting.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have never stopped here for un café or a pâtisserie but when I checked the menu on their website, it did not seem outrageous to sit outside (before 11am) and have a coffee and 2 viennoiseries. The pastries were 2 for 5 Euros and the coffee was not listed.

The gloves? I think that it is white-glove service and not a protection of latex gloves.

It is rather upscale as was mentioned, but I would gladly meet all of you there!

Bises,
G

martinealison said...

Avec beaucoup d'élégance...
Il est certain que celle-ci doit se retrouver ensuite...
gros bisous

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Look how nicely he's dressed. I'm impressed.
Sam