Non, we’re not done here yet. I couldn’t resist to share this photo with you. It’s a really simple photo but I like it. It shows the calmness of this beautiful island. I’Île-Saint-Louis invites you for a slow walk through this exclusive residential area of Paris. You’ll be impressed by all the amazing stores and characteristic houses.
I can blog endlessly about it! But I can control myself, next time we move on. Maybe it’s time again for a bit of history…
Cheese, cheese, cheese. In Paris it’s all about cheese and we love it!
I’m not taking about ordinary cheese – like the one you put on your sandwich. No, I’m talking about perfect cheese and everything around it. At 38 Saint Louis they have an enormous variety of flavors you didn’t knew they existed. They also sell a lot of seasonal cheeses. It may be that they don’t always have the cheese you’re looking for but don’t worry, they won’t let you down! There are always enough (yummy) choices ;)
It’s not just the cheese that I like about this shop. It’s also their little grocery part. They sell great olive oil and products like marmalade, stuffed tomatoes, pastes and fruit juices. Mmmm, all amazing products to buy for a picnic or a cheese plate. They have a lot more, but if I tell you everything there won’t be anything left for you to explore. I won’t ruin that feeling so…go go go!
Here’s the address, enjoy your cheese menu!
Fromager 38 Saint-Louis
38, rue Saint Louis en l’Ile
75004 Paris, France
Last but not unimportant: unfortunately, they sell here Foie Gras. A French specialty which causes a lot of animal suffering. Despite the fact I like this little cheese store, I don’t want to contribute to the promotion of this terrible delicacy. Many tourists don’t know what suffering is behind those few bites that you take. So I ask you, please stick with the cheese and other delicious products and choose for products that are better for the nature and the health of our little geese friends ♥
I’Île-Saint-Louis is the forgotten island next to the bigger one, I’Île-de-la-Cité. Many tourists don’t think it’s worth a visit because there are no big monuments (like the Notre-Dame or an Eiffel Tower) They are wrong in so many ways. The island may be small but it’s full of fun places and shops. Please, don’t underestimate the power of I’Île-Saint-Louis!
The island consists of one long street called Rue St-Louis-en-I’Île (bit predictable!) and there are only two ‘points of interests’. The Église Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile and the Adam Mickiewicz library. Today I will tell you about the church and later I tell you more about the library. One thing at a time ;)
The Église Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile is build between 1664 and 1726 and designed by 4 architects. The most famous one is Louis Le Vau, he also designed the palace of Versailles. The construction took 62 years, which is quite long for such a simple church. The main reasons of that were the lack of money and good workers. On top of the tower of the church hangs a big clock of iron from 1741. The church isn’t known because of it’s baroque architectural style but because of the large amount of gold and marble they used for the interior. The thing I like the most about Église Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile is that it’s so inconspicuous. It looks just like the rest of the houses on the island.. only with a tower!
In the next few days I’ll share with you my favorite shops of I’Île-Saint-Louis and I’ll give you the information about the Adam Mickiewicz library.
Keep hanging around, I appreciate your company ♥
When I heard the theme of the new Weekly Photo Challenge, I immediately thought of this photo I took in Montmartre.
I’m not sure, but I hope this place is abandoned. There were big holes in the wall, windows are boarded up and it’s dirty. In Paris nothing surprises me and if I take a closer look at the second window… I see something that looks suspiciously like a bed sheet or a towel? It looks like they use every square meter in this city.
Despite the bad condition, you have to admit that the location is perfect. Just a few steps away from the Sacré-Coeur, which is the opposite of abandoned ;)
Let’s talk about an ordinary souvenir shop called L’univers de Léo. Why? Because discovering a city like Paris, as a tourist, isn’t always a bad idea. Also the popular souvenir shops have cool items you want to take home. Even if it is just a small postcard ;) I have to be honest, it still remains a souvenir shop. The final concept of the store is not as original as it should have been but… you have to love this store. It’s full of happy colors, must-have gadgets and a lot of presents.
I’ll give you a little impression.
For more info http://luniversdeleo.com/
We have to admit that Paris is the one and only ‘City of Lights!’ Check out this stunning view of the Champs Élysées from the top of the Arc d’Triomphe.
Yesterday, I wrote about les chats dubout and the souvenir shop (le Hameau d’Eugénie) where you can buy them. If you walk just around the corner with your bag of awesome cats.. this is the view you have. I can only say one thing, Montmartre is just gorgeous ♥