Friday, June 28, 2013

Le Café Hortense

The website for this colorful-terrace is based in the same bright magenta, purple, red that you see here.  There were few patrons enjoying this sunny morning, but I would imagine a full terrace for déjeuner would be expected.  It sits at the corner of Rue Paul Cezanne, and is only a stone's throw from Avenue Myron Herrick.  

Herrick (1854-1929) was the Governor of Ohio and subsequently the American Ambassador to France.  It is interesting that he is the only American Ambassador to have a street named after him in Paris.  Herrick was the ambassador who hosted Charles Lindbergh in Paris after his successful New York to Paris Atlantic crossing in 1927.  
(A little historical tidbit for the week)

bon weekend

Le Café Hortense
5, rue Paul Cezanne
75008, Paris


Sylvia K said...

An interesting post for the day and wonderful capture as always, Genie! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Malyss said...

Breakfasts in such places , in the morning sun, are simple but great pleasures!

Starman said...

Love the chairs.

Joe said...

How lovely it would be to pull up a chair and enjoy an outdoor breakfast in the sun admiring your wonderful city.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting reflections,beautiful colours.I can imagine sitting here right now with coffee and croissant!

Have a lovely weekend Genie,

Jeanie said...

I should like to be sitting there right now, this very minute!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Always good to get tidbits from Paris! Thanks for the kind words this morning Genie, you know this is exactly how I feel about your views of Paris oui. Bon weekend mon amie :)

Mary said...

What a wonderful spot for lunch in the sunshine! And i love the magenta. :)

Alexa said...

Wonderful colors—and interesting info! (Were you in the area for the church or the museum or no particular reason?)

JoeinVegas said...

Looks like a lovely place to sit.

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like a cold day, wearing a leather jacket in the summertime.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Stefan, this was a late April photo, but from what I have seen of late, spring and summer have been a bit reluctant in Paris.

Alexa, we started with pastries at Julien, then the church, and finally wandered to Parc de Monceau, snapping everything along the way.

There are so many options for Paris cafés and it is amazing to imagine all the color combinations!

Bon weekend to all!


Gringo said...

The cafes you photograph always look inviting Genie. It's always been a great place to chill out, and the city is making it's way back up my list of places to revisit!
Have a good weekend!

Daryl said...

i was swamped last week and am now catching up with blog visits .. i wish i was there sipping a coffee