Wednesday, August 29, 2012

La Fourmi Ailée - salon de thé



La Fourmi Ailée
(the winged ant)

This is a quaint little salon de thé almost in the shadow of Notre Dame.  I have never been inside but have photographed the young people from the school next door leaning on the building as they took a smoking break.  The front of this charming salon de thé is pastel tiles which appear to be from Monet's palette.



La Fourmi Ailée
8, rue Fouarre
75005, Paris
Métro Maubert-Mutualité

14 comments:

Vreni said...

I love the front of this salon de thé, but I´ve never been inside either.

Bibi said...

Lovely. Makes me want a cup of tea...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

How lovely Genie!
Sometimes - only a cup of tea hits the spot - even in Paris!!
I took a photo of one tea salon - I'll find it and post it on my blog!!
If my memory is right it's close to Bon Marche!

Hope you're having a good week!
xox
Shane

Joe said...

Make mine a Darjeeling please.

Shell Sherree said...

I remember your photo of the facade of this little place! This close-up is lovely too, Genie.

M said...

I will have a cuppa from the lovely blue pot! Is there a patisserie nearby for a little snack to go with the thé?

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I LOVE the superimposition of the gorgeous French word over the rest!!!

Kristie Franklin said...

Pretty tea pots in the window. I love the cobalt blue color. :)

Alexa said...

I was inside this place a few years ago—very comfy and inviting as I recall, with an interesting menu.

Randy said...

Nice type and teapots.

ds said...

Lovely.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Rita, I was taken with the teapots and the lettering right away.

Marie, oh yes, Eric Kayser is just a block or two away!

Merci, Shell. The façade with its tile work is certainly eye-catching. Thank you for remembering.

Joe, coming right up!

Shane, oh please let me know if you can find the name. I will be back there soon.

Vreni, it is nice to know that you and I have walked these streets together and I hope that we get a chance to do so again.

Bises,
Genie

Debs said...

Looks like the perfect place for a quiet tea with a friend.

TheChieftess said...

Nice shots!!!