Back in Paris after a month’s cycling holiday in Germany, we’re having lovely weather so I’ve been catching up with friends especially in my neighbourhood, the first arrondissement, so I have some new photos of Paris.
You may remember another photo I published of the front of the Bourse du Commerce (commodities market) after renovation. If you go past, just drop in. It’s now the Chamber of Commerce. The dome has a wonderful series of murals and if you stand right in the centre of the room, your voice will be heard everywhere. Note the semi-circular building on the right, which has also been refurbished.
Now that the area in front of Sainte Eustache has been renovated, its beauty is much more apparent.
Only 3 more months before we move to Blois and lose this view forever! On Saturday, to our great delight, we were able to have dinner on the balcony – the sun is usually too strong in the evening.
9 thoughts on “Photos of the Week – First Arrondissement”
Beautiful architecture, particularly that first one.
I’ve always loved that building and now that it’s been renovated, you can walk right round it.
Shame you can’t keep the Paris apartment as a short-term rental property. Then you could still use it from time to time – and rent it out for 150+ Euros a night the rest of the time. I recently rented an apartment in the Marais (via homelidays.co.uk) for several nights – a wonderful experience! It was the person’s home, and she rents it out when she’s going away. I’m sure you’d have no problem finding renters – especially us Aussies who love a ‘home away from home’ , especially in France.
Good luck with the move anyway!
Unfortunately, the apartment in Paris belongs to the Banque de France and is part of Jean Michel’s job.
Oh my gosh, Rosemary..only three months? Time has slipped by! You must be getting very excited 🙂
Not really sure about excited but I’m looking forward to the move.
Yes you live in a wonderful part of Paris!
As you know!
Fabulous area, we have very fond memories of the streets just north of the palais block.