Monday, December 17, 2012

Marché Cadet - les lumières de Noël



Marché Cadet


This pedestrian street always has a festive evening presence, but during the Christmas season the lights provide a canopy for the length of the street.


If you are in Paris during the holiday season, 
take an evening bus or if you are brave, ride a Vélib, 
to see the variety of Christmas decorations all around Paris.



Marché Cadet
Rue Cadet
75009, Paris
Métros Le Peletier et Cadet

24 comments:

Paulita said...

I would so love to visit France at Christmas time. Someday. These lights are great. They run the opposite direction that I would expect them to. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the lights!! Great capture! And, yes, I'd love to spend Christmas in Paris! Maybe my next life!! Hope you have a great week, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

French Girl in Seattle said...

... or should your caption say: "... IF YOU ARE SUICIDAL, ride a Velib..." ??? :-) An attempt at humor (we need it this weekend, don't we?) Lovely shot of le Marché Cadet, Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Louise said...

What a beautiful picture Genie! I love the black and white here. And you got two CLET signs as a bonus!

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

I wish we had some lights as organised as that here in Kuantan! Here, they are randomly shoved in trees in no particular pattern :)
Duncan In Kuantan

ALAIN said...

Avec des petits bonhommes sur les panneaux de sens interdit.

Merisi said...

Beautiful lights to look up to on a dark winter night!

Dianne said...

A wonderful festival capture Genie ... I must visit Paris in the Winter ... SO pretty!

Joe said...

Wow! This street is really bustling. Would love to take a stroll beneath these lights.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Beautiful. Perhaps I will see them in person next year when I celebrate a significant birthday. Bisous

M said...

I love them running down the street instead of across! It is such a lovely effect --- and the B&W just magnifies it! Great capture!!!

This is Belgium said...

gorgeous atmosphere but a Velib in Paris..? no merci !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Christmas in Paris sounds like a dream Genie, one day!! Fab b&w image.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Would love to be somewhere else like this for Christmas...not because where I am is bad but just to do it because I've never done.

Great photo Genie!

Virginia said...

I love the festive street lights in Paris. Magical!!!!
V

Daryl E said...

I hope someday ...

Alexa said...

So festive. (Not sure I'd ride a Velib at night unless I'd remembered to pack some reflexive clothing!)

Starman said...

This would have been so much more festive in color.

Mary said...

Joyful and beautiful. This truly warms my heart! Thank you, Genie.

Palomasea said...

Ah, Paris at Christmas...someday! :)
Thank you, dear Genie, for your beautiful message...
I wish you many blessings at Christmas and the New Year!
Bises and hugs,
- Irina

Vreni said...

I´m very much looking forward to seeing all those Christmas lights! I´m leaving tomorrow early in the morning...

Randy said...

These are some wonderful Christmas lights.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Veronique, we rode all over Paris in October but not at night. However, I did notice that there are lights on the Vélibs so perhaps on the next trip....

Dianne, you would love Paris in winter when she puts on her fluffy coat.

Vreni, I know some of the places you will be going... Bring back lots of photos!

Bises,
Genie

Harriet said...

Great idea about riding a bus at night to see the lights! If I'm ever there during the Christmas season, that is exactly what I will do. Great photo.