Friday, December 28, 2012

Galerie Vivienne - IX

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Galerie Vivienne

This is one of my favorite places to stay warm and 
window shop on a cold dreary day in Paris.  
Holly and I enjoyed the toy store with their wonderful selection of books.

After shopping you can always stop at A Priori Thé for a bit of tea.
Yes, most of my excursions in Paris involve a beverage and a pastry!

Galerie Vivienne
Rue des Petits Champs, 
Rue de la Banque, et Rue Vivienne
75002, Paris
Métro Bourse, Métro Pyramides, ou Bus 29  


Randy said...

It's beautiful. I like the lights on the windows.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place to shop and spend some time!! Hope you had a great Christmas, Genie, and wishing you a very Happy New Year! Enjoy!


Joe said...

Magnifique Genie. A beautiful example of artful architecture.

Durimarochka said...

Hello! Happy New Year! I enjoy reading your blog. It's beatiful. Sorry my bad English, I learn it's. My friend gonna travel in Paris. I have got one question: Whether it is possible to buy somewhere in Paris a dry lavender for a sachet? And whether also it is worth doing it?
At us it grows, but say that a smell not the such

Pierre BOYER said...

J'adore ces passages parisiens,


Cezar and Léia said...

Quite chic!
Wishing you a great 2013!
God bless you!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Genie,

Yes, what a lovely place. You always present such lovely views of Paris :)
Duncan In Kuantan

Vreni said...

I love this passage! I´ve been there exactly one week ago! There was a red Christmas tree.

Andy said...

I can see why this is one of your favourite places. It's beautiful. Nice capture Genie.

M said...

Your photo is parfait! You capture the floor mosaic, the store façade, the glass ceiling, and the chandelier ... Makes me feel as if I am there!

Janey and Co. said...

Being with your daughter in Paris...certainly makes it special too!...Jealous..

Harriet said...

Love the warm colors in this photo. Another place that I must add to the list for my next Paris visit.

Kristie Franklin said...

Now this would be a great place to spend the day. The decorations alone would be enough for me to spend the day looking at. Very pretty!

Connie said...

What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon . . . beautiful :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Nadege said...

It would be nice to be there right now. I agree with you, a beverage and a pastry is the way to take breaks from all the walking.

Starman said...

I could be wrong, but I don't think I've ever been to Galerie Vivienne.

Shell Sherree said...

Just about everything I do tends to involve a nice coffee and perhaps a little something sweet somewhere in and around it! This is a beautiful spot, Genie.

Mary said...

It's magical! What a place to while away an afternoon. :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Durimarochka, I do think that it is worth buying in Paris and that it is possible to buy the dried lavender in the street markets of Paris. Thank you for writing me. I did understand your English.

Harriet, you will love this exquisite covered shopping gallery.

Vreni, I am sorry that I was not there at the same time. We could have had a chocolat chaud here! The scarlet flocked tree is spectacular!

Shell, we could pull up many chairs and compare notes about the many shops.

Bon weekend to all! I have a home filled with friends and relatives and we are adding to our number on Sunday. I cannot think of a better way to spend the holidays.


Oakland Daily Photo said...

Très charmante. The idea that it also offers warmth, makes it a must do in winter. Happy New Year.

TheChieftess said...

What a lovely spot to window shop in!!!