Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day in Paris......

Le Train Bleu
For the past ten years, I have been in Europe on most Valentine's Days...many times in Paris.



Paris is the place to celebrate Valentine's Day. Le Train Bleu , with it's belle epoch architecture, is just one of those places to celebrate. It is located inside the Gare de Lyon train station and was built for the 1900 Exposition.


Rue de Rivoli offers many places for romantic meetings....here, at the Belle Epoch tearoom, the Angelina, would be a perfect place for tea and dessert.


I can just taste their hot chocolate with a Mont Blanc........





Stroll further down the street to the Hotel Crillon....



their Hemingway bar is the place to be for Valentine's!



Photo-Daniel Cruz
...or maybe the Ritz for a decadent souffle with their initial stenciled on top...



Turn the corner onto Rue Royale and go inside Laduree.....




This is one of the oldest tearooms of Paris, with it's bakery beginning in 1862....



Known for their macaroons and pastries, the line is ofen out the door to make purchases.....



...such a special place to celebrate Valentine's Day.......!




This florist in the 6th arr., covered the sidewalk last year for Valentines with hundreds of large red and pink rose petals for the block leading to their door....I almost didn't want to walk on them....





If you can't be in Paris this year, don't forget the little details to make the day, scattered petals, good food and , best of all, great company!

24 comments:

Helen Morris said...

My friend Fiona has a birthday on Saturday (same day as me) Her husband is taking her to Le Train Bleu. I shall delight in forwarding your post to her.
Rachel will like the R mongram stencil.
I loved reading this, I intend to get to Angelina's for hot chocolate on my next visit. Are you going to Salon?

Theresa Cheek said...

Helen,
Sigh...je suis desole....will not be at Salon....will definitely go for New York next year though!

ParisBreakfasts said...

I've never had the nerve to go into Le Train bleu...why oh why?
Such a cowart..moi.
The other joints - no problem at all...
Love the tossed rose petals - so au nom de la rose-esque

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

This was absolutely the best visual way to ring in Valentine's Day. Now, if only I was in Paris.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day, Theresa!

Catherine

Your widget isn't working right - it says I clicked on 6 hours ago but I wasn't even home. Maybe someone has manned my computer! Ha ha!

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Great turn of the century Paris icons. Such panache! Great choices. What a wonderful blog! Happy St.Valentin.

Karena said...

Happy Valentine Day, wishing you a romantic one! Love your site!
Karena

Kitty said...

Oui Oui! I left you some love over on Organic Orgy today! xo kitty

Sanity Fair said...

Absolutely lovely - thanks for this Parisian peak!

Theresa Cheek said...

Carol,
I can't believe it! You have shot every angle of Paris!

Catherine.
I removed the widget, it was more trouble than not! Thanks for the info.

Theresa Cheek said...

Love ya Kitty! Thanks!!

Style Redux 2 said...

A cruel cruel post-we are buried here under three feet of snow. I have had it-take me away!

Sandra Austoni said...

Ah Paris! The best place to be for Valentine's Day... Thank you for sharing all these good addresses and Joyeuse Saint Valentin!

Merisi said...

What wonderful ways to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Fauxology said...

What a beautiful life you have...thank you for sharing this treat -- it's been my favorite Valentine's post. I've been dreaming of Laduree for years...and those rose petals...

Theresa Cheek said...

LOL! Beth!
It is a little cruel! If you notice I too, am stuck here this year with all the snow! Sob...... that's why I posted the pictures!!

Theresa Cheek said...

Regina,
You make me smile! You and I should go to Paris sometime....seriously.

Fifi Flowers said...

Oui... it would be FAB to actually be in Paris for Valetines! For now I love with my VIRTUAL travels!

Theresa Cheek said...

Thanks Fifi, Paris has all of our hearts, I think!

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

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My Castle in Spain said...

oh you make me dream and sigh for a quick trip to Paris ! beautiful...beautiful..
yes, le Train bleu is a must !
rose petals leading to your door...this is so fabulously Valentine's!

Mélanie said...

Le train bleu and its paintings is such a wonderful place. You were lucky to be in Paris at Valentine's time

Theresa Cheek said...

thank you Melanie-Le Train Bleu is so perfect in detail of architecture!

La Dolfina said...

Oh, thanks for the memories...
I was at Le Train Bleu in 1999 with my husband, son, and Mom and your photos brought it all flooding back!!
Beautiful post!! Thank you :)

Patrick Gracewood said...

Being in Paris with your sweet-heart, any day can be Valentine's day.

Looking forward to a September Valentines day, and now know places to look for!

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