Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Priori Thé -- Galerie Vivienne



In the center of the passage of Galerie Vivienne is this proper salon de thé


You can see one of the menus here in chalk, typical French script, on the easel blackboard 

I love the floor tiles, the ambiance and the fare

You can sit here on the "terrace" in the galerie itself or inside the restaurant.  Both settings are enchanting and you will feel transported back about a hundred years. 


 A Priori Thé
35-37 Galerie Vivienne
75002, Paris

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Definitely my kind of place! How delightful, Genie! Love your capture as always! Perfect! Hope your week is going well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Pierre BOYER said...

Un très bel endroit...

Pierre

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Although we should find ourselves here drinking coffee rather than tea, this is exactly the kind of place we should choose to be. The tiled floor is, we agree, wonderful and worth being there for that alone.

Vreni said...

The Galerie Vivienne is such a beautiful place! I passed by the salon de thé a lot of times, but never stopped for a tea.

Rob-bear said...

What a delightful place for une tasse du thé!

Malyss said...

I like small details, like red flowers on the table. But I must say that I'm surprised by the very expensive prices!

Bibi said...

Oh, quel calembour....à Priori Thé ...

But it looks like a good salon de thé.

Joe said...

Do the deliver to Austalia? If so I'll order the cheesecake.

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, I love the mosaic floor {and I know someone else who will love it, too!}

Cezar and Léia said...

Very charming place and your picture is wonderful!I like so much the detail of flowers on the table!
hugs and a nice day
Léia

brattcat said...

how welcome this image makes us feel.

M said...

Let's do sit for a bit and enjoy the thé et pâtisserie and let stress and cares just melt away :)

Randy said...

Very charming looking place. Love the chairs.

Virginia said...

As I remember, Peter and I had a look at the menu and decided we should dine somewhere else. Now I can't remember if it was the price or the choices. Regardless it's bound to be a grand spot for people watching!
V

Kris said...

Very nice! I love the way the French dress their tables. A topper on top of a tablecloth, a small vase of fleurs...it always looks so simple yet very chic!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That looks a lovely place to be. I have still to get my head around French writing, think it must be the flourishes that get me confused!! Diane

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A cup of tea and maybe a nosh is about all I could afford here. That brunch is incredibly pricey. But you're right, it is a lovely spot.

Rob and Mandy said...

C'est tres francais indeed.

Connie said...

I love visiting your site. Your photography is amazing, and provides me with a little trip through Paris that I would not ever get the chance to do, in real life. Twice I have hit the follow your site button, I hope it takes this time. Have a magnificent day, Connie :)

Alexa said...

The floor was the first thing I noticed! Aaah, Genie, what an inviting shot. I would happily park myself here for a bit with a cup of tea and a little something to nibble on.

Riet said...

Oh how I would love to go there and have a cup of tea. Beautiful

Birdman said...

I'd love that trip back 100!

Harriet said...

The mosaic floor would lure me in for sure.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I would enjoy sitting here and watching the people in G. Vivienne, and would certainly be pleased to by joined by friends.

The tiles here are beautiful and are the logo design for this salon de thé.

Connie, it is nice to see you here and I paid you a visit. Jane and Lance, I would prefer un café also!

The French writing has such style and I have tried to form my numbers and letters just so... Perhaps I should get a blackboard!

Bises,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The vase of red poppies is such a perfect touch to the table setting, it's the little things that make all the difference oui!