Paris: What to See and Do?

If Chanel gave liberty to women,

Yves Saint Laurent gave them power.

Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves St. Laurent


Sunset at Le Pont Alexandre III, my favorite bridge in town

On my return trip to the City of Light., I may not change my mind about the Eiffel Tower being an eyesore, but I am open to being converted into a Francophile. Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to tell me what else to add to my list:

Le Barrio Latino  in the Bastille (Metro Ledru Rollin) for four floors of dancing and dining.

Piano serenade at the Four Season George V Dine or chill with a drink at their cozy lobby bar and restaurant, admire the history of the opulent carpet and tapestries.

002870-11-gallery Crazy Horse (12 Avenue George V  75008) for burlesque in an intimate, old world setting.

Privacy with high tea at the Mariage Freres (13, Rue des Grands Augustins) on a charming, exceedingly quiet Parisian street. When you enter the door, you’re transported to another time with dark wood furniture and tea tinted yellow walls lined with their iconic black and red lacquer tea packaging–beautifully detail oriented and deserving of being voted #1 luxury tea brand by Newsweek.

Musee de Artes Decoratifs (107 rue de Rivoli  75001) because I love objects that are both functional and pretty.  This museum is at the end of one arm of  the Louvre, offering exceptional temporary shows and a fabulous permanent exhibit.  I hear museums are free on the first Sunday of every month, at least for their permanent collections.  I’m thinking of Sunday brunch at their great new outdoor cafe facing the Tuillerie gardens. too.

Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent  (5 avenue Marceau 75116) houses the workshop studio of the great designer and their current exhibit “Kabuki” is dedicated to Japanese costume theatre.   I’m very curious to see emblematic haute couture prototypes and YSL’s design sketches where he used masculine codes to give women security and audacity whilst accentuating their feminity.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 15:52:06

    These pictures are truly astonishing. Such majesty. Absolutely amazing, these places exist – & you were there. As for the quote – it’s great! btw, this is from – not wordsfallfrommyeyes – I just don’t know how to use my second blog avatar!

    You know, I think you would feel so different, rich in those clothes. Oh sighhhhh!


    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Apr 26, 2012 @ 18:56:42

      Yes, I will be there shortly and my eyes will feast on much richness.
      I’ve learned the French word for “water” since that’s about all that I drink. 😉
      Thank you for sharing, Vodka!


  2. robertc2211
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 21:03:13

    Wonderful shots from Paris!! Thanks for sharing. I love the bright colorful one very much. The colors are so bright and fun, great room. I could very easily sit there after dining on some wonderfully rich French cuisine and sip a favorite of mine…Pineau des Charentes. Not a very big drinker either, mostly iced tea, but love that!


    PS…Not having actually been there to see the Eiffel Tower and judging only from photos, not my favorite! Please don’t tell my French friend, she may not take me out for dinner anymore…;)


    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:05:47

      That makes us two! My sister says I’m the only person she knows who isn’t a fan of the Eiffel. 😉 I’m staying at a hotel that I chose for its fab colors and funky Christian Lacroix design–makes me smile despite rainy weather. xoxox


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