Friday, October 7, 2011

Le Tire Bouchon - Montmartre Piano Bar







How do you get a shot without a tourist in Montmartre?  

You walk around the corner... not very scenic but for me it was all about the color rouge and the name of this piano bar in Montmartre.  I remember the first time I heard about a "tire bouchon" and have loved the name for a "wine opener" ever since.

Remember if you buy one in Paris for your picnics in the parks, you will probably have to check it in your luggage if you are flying to the United States.  I have discovered that I can fly "to" Paris with one in my carry-on bag, but not back home.  Odd?

May there be "un tire bouchon" in your weekend! 


Le Tire Bouchon
9, rue Norvins
75018 Paris

30 comments:

Kellie @ Sasse Avenue said...

Oh! there is sure to be "un tire bouchon" involved in my weekend, Genie. Unfortunately, no piano bar.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kel x

Richard Moisan said...

Genie et son tire-bouchon dans la poche... Ca me fait sourire.
Bonne journée!

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Now that is interesting: I would have thought it would be easier to do the other way around. Security never have me take my shoes off in Paris. I practically have to undress when leaving Seattle ! ;)
Great shot-- A photographer's got to do what a photographer's got to do to get the perfect Montmartre shot! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

winterludes said...

le tire-bouchon, une arme terrible et très prisée des français... ce bar a une couleur magnifique.

kathrin said...

at this week my lucky daughter is living there at Montmartre, she can be happy, have a great weekend ! big hugh Kathrin

Malyss said...

So you're travelling with a wine opener in your carry-on bag.. How interesting!!It tells a lot about you! :o))
A view of Montmartre without tourists deserves an award! :o)

Joe said...

Some how the words "tire bouchon" sound so much better than "wine opener". I'm sure the wine tastes just the same though.

Shell Sherree said...

If the romance of a tire bouchon eludes me, Genie, there will at least be a pragmatic stelvin cap! Bon weekend...

M said...

So much more soothing sans les touristes! Love the rouge. I will certainly toast you and your very practical tire bouchon avec un vin rouge! May you have an excellent weekend!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Great image. The last time I saw the word " bouchon" was on a number of successive illuminated signs over a French freeway heading south from Paris on 15 August. There were more "stoppers" than "goers" on that day. At one stage it took us over an hour to travel one kilometre!

Janey and Co. said...

Looking forward to a glass of wine and realizing you have no "tire bouchon"is very frustrating ...as is getting pulled aside when they find it in your carry on ! Love the red!

Paris Paul said...

Karin and I were near here just last weeeknd for la nuit blanche! Super shot, Genie.

Randy said...

I say we all meet there for a coke and some music! Happy Weekend!

biebkriebels said...

Oh a "tire bouchon" we almost have every evening. Looking television with a glass red and than sleeping till next morning. Those securities on airfields are terrible, I once lost a little scissors I inherited of my mother.
Had to leave it behind or miss my flight.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can't even imagine Montmartre without the thousands of tourists milling around up there, but in a way that gives it appeal too! I think there will almost certainly be a 'tire bouchon' featured in my weekend Genie, birthday dinner on Saturday night! Bonne semaine.

Virginia said...

I"ve never seen a piano bar in Paris, I think that would be great fun! And not to worry, the tire bouchon will get a workout this weekend!
V

Rob and Mandy said...

It's a very good place. Somany famous people started their career here, Brassens to name but one.

Sylvia K said...

I think it's amazing that you got a "peopleless" capture in Paris! Don't get me started about luggage checks in the US!!! A great shot for the day as always, Genie, and I love the name "tire bouchon", too! Hope you have a lovely weekend, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Starman said...

I have one I carry in my check-in bag along with the champagne stopper.

Kris said...

As I continue to say, words always seem to sound so very chic when said in the French language. I have always loved to here the French converse.

The rouge color on that building really stands out!

Kris

Alexa said...

And in yours, ma chère! Love all this red. I try not to check luggage, so it helps to stay in an apt. that comes with a tire bouchon—n'est-ce pas?

Julie said...

I will definitely take one with me next time. Nearly all the wine in Australia now comes in twist tops ... but not in Paris!! I am not complaining ... I just get taken aback when I realise and damn damn damn ... no opener!

Holly said...

My Sunday "picnic" will consist of the annual Fall Harvest Wine Tasting (over 30 wines available to try!) - while I personally will not be using the "tire bouchon"...someone will be getting a workout! :-)

Dianne said...

I found a beautiful tire bouchon on a church park bench on Rue Moufftard - took it back to the appartment - scrubbed it up - used it - only to have to bin it at the airport!! That's life
Love the rouge Genie!

Halcyon said...

Love your words today. I usually use one of those easy-open tire bouchons. I have never gotten the trick for the simple French kind! :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very interesting corner of Paris !

Speedway said...

Oh, a corkscrew! I couldn't figure out why it would be so special, unless it'd turned out to be just the best-looking sommelier ever. I'd just find an expendable corkscrew. Otherwise, I'd feel like I was falling victim to the "carrying coals to Newcastle" syndrome.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

That shade of red! It always makes me happy. And when there's wine in addition to the red, I'm just downright giddy.

Kim, USA said...

I love the shade of red here too. And about checking luggages arghh, don't like it too. ^_^ Happy weekend!

Rose Reflection

LaPouyette said...

Very good snap-shot!
karin