Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bistrot Victoires avec mes amis


In our first hours in Paris, Holly and I met friends Peter,
Mary, and Virginia at Bistrot Victoires.
We plied our travel-weary selves with delicious tartines and Champagne.

As you can see from the menu, the tartines are made with Poilâne bread. 
It was delicious enough that Holly and I came back
later in the week with sweet friend, Isabelle.

They did not seem to mind the crazy people with cameras
snapping every corner, zinc bar, and cranny!


Bistrot Victoires
6, rue la Vrillière
75001, Paris


34 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

What I am most impressed with, in this delightful shot, Genie, is the perfect handwriting on the chalboard (we used to learn it in French elementary school.) Amazing! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, wish I could have been there! What a delightful looking place and an equally delightful capture! Enjoy, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Señorita said...

Oh, I am so envious that you are in Paris!! I just got the Rossetta Stone to study French because I really want to be fluent when I go... And, keep snapping those pics ;)

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AL said...

I think I would be visiting more than once with such a menu...delicieux.

That gold-coloured machine looks like a Star Wars extra!

Palomasea said...

Oooh, looks like my kind of place, chere Genie! Beautiful shot, I can already smell the esspresso!! Champagne is yummy too, bien sur...:))
So glad you had a fabulous time!
Bises,
- Irina

this is Belgium said...

oount me in next time, looks so inviting !

Andy said...

A classic shot Genie.

Bergson said...

j'adore ces vieux bistrot

Bibi said...

Agree with French girl. I am a bit fan of such writing. Love the tones in this photo....and the food on the board. I used to buy bread at Poilane on Rue du Cherche-Midi. Yum.

Joe said...

Looks like a wonderful spot for a celebration. Is that R2D2 up on the counter on the left?

Nathalie said...

Genie I'm sorry, I should visit more often because I just went back and was amazed by the number of good shots I missed. I went from oh! to ah! and loved the lot.

This one is a fine example of the spirit you manage to convey. It really makes us want to be there with you enjoying a tartine and champagne. I'm so glad you were able to take this trip to Paris with your daughter. Isn't that a gorgeous mother & daughter thing to do?

VP said...

Old fashioned and so cosy...

brattcat said...

wonderful ambiance.

Halcyon said...

I think I have been to this place. Do they have long, communal benches? The menu sounds fabulous!

Kate said...

I'm sure that the owners are flattered when you come to visit!

Erika said...

C'est un beau bistrot, Gènie,
et pusi vouz avez surtout bien mangé et bu.
Embrasse pour moi le beau Paris.
*-* Erika

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What I would give to be eating a tartine and drinking champagne in such a place right now Genie..ah dream on Grace! Great shot showing a warm and inviting spot.

Malyss said...

I like the mood there, old furniture,board, etc..very warm, like home!

Kris said...

What a beautiful place! Of course, I think every cafe in Paris is beautiful, so different than here in the US.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

What a picture of warmth. The simple chalkboard with the beautiful writing is divine. Love!

Jilly said...

So many happy memories for you here, Genie. I just love the way the French write menus. Makes me hungry just thinking about it! Lovely photo - brimming over with ambiance.

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Loree said...

It looks so homely ...

cieldequimper said...

You're making me hungry all over again!

Janey and Co. said...

Sounds like a wonderful time...and in a cozy setting.

Thanks for reading my cemetery saga!...Did your husband get my letter? :)

Birdman said...

I've been out of your loop for a while. Welcome me back... hahahahaha. It always begins with food.

Petrea Burchard said...

I've often wondered about that--what do they think of us with our cameras? But of course they're used to it by now.

Jack said...

It is pretty easy to see why this was a favorite place for your gang and you. Nice image.

Thanks for your recent note and pix. Be well, Genie.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Tartine and champagne isn't a bad way to start a Paris trip. Have you eaten at the restaurant next to Poilậne? Also very tasty. But I don't think they serve champagne, so never mind.

BTW, if you ever get to Oakland again, definitely give a call.

Louis la Vache said...

It looks divine!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

First, welcome back, Mr. Bird - hah!

We all agree on the blackboard writing, beautifully French! It was a great start of the time in Paris with friends, good food, and spirits!

Oakland DP, send me the name as I am not sure which Poilâne you mean.

Nathalie, you are right about the mother/daughter time, and I have enjoyed many trips with each (sometimes both) of my daughters.

I will have more photos of this bistrot which is probably not spectacular by Paris standards but incredibly charming to me.

Bises,
Genie

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love the handwritten menu!

JM said...

Love the warm atmosphere! The golden machine reminds me of Star Wars' R2D2! :-)

Aidan said...

Ah Genie, thank you for reaching out to me so I can enjoy your beautiful blog. I absolutely love it. This photo is perfect. I love shots like this that show a slice of real life. For someone like me, without a camera or photographers eye, It would end in the cafe just sitting there staring and taking it all in. Every little detail. I'm so glad you are out there taking these! Beautiful.
Aidan x

ps to Veronique. French school children still learn how to write like that. X