Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Paris: A Christmassy City of Lights, Part 2

A couple of nights ago, we walked up the avenue des Champs-Élysées, corner rue La Boétie, to the Arc de Triomphe and down on the other side of the avenue to the corner at rue Marignan. This section of Paris takes the honors for having the most Christmas lights to brighten up the season.

The Virgin Store, where I once watched a promo performance by Sergio Mendes for the newly released CD "Encanto." At the corner ground level is the Monoprix supermarket, where we went in to grab some ingredients for our dinner.

Right across the corner...where I go for some of my pharmaceutical needs

There was a special entertainment by street actors going on at Sephora - the French emporium for make-up, cologne and other beauty products.

Le Claridge Fraser Suites are fully refurbished and beautifully-styled studio apartments, with one to three bedroom apartments, available for short term apartment lease or for an extended-stay apartment living.

We, then, crossed over to the other side of the street.

The Fouquet Restaurant/hotel at the corner of avenue de George V

Laduree - the original patisserie (pastry shop) that fabricated the French macarons in commercial proportions. You guessed it! we went in to have some of their macarons.

Tara Jarmon is a fashion boutique for women by Parisian-based Canadian fashion designer, Tara Jarmon.

L'Espace Renault showcases the latest line of Renault concept cars, with the occasional display of their professionally-driven race cars.

La Maison de l'Alsace houses all things Alsatian - a restaurant, a tourist office, and a seasonal Alsatian Christmas market on the second floor. As for me, this takes the grand award for the best lit up building on the avenue!

Back to where we started at the corner of rue Marignan, we joyfully walked down and headed home with our bags of groceries, macarons, and all the eye candies we had!


  1. Yogi..so fun to read..it's like you're taking me with you! Happy Christmas holidays to you!

  2. So festive! This makes me miss Paris! Thanks, Yogi! Happy Holidays!

  3. Hey Yogi..Thanks for sharing the pictures.
    Enchanting....City of lights !!!

    --freddie V.--

  4. Oh yeah, I bought my flashdrive at the virgin store.That's why I enjoy reading your posts about Paris. It brings back lots of memories....oh Paris.(sigh)

  5. Merry Christmas, Chatty Queen. I hope you got to enjoy your Christmas season with a bit of the Parisian ambiance, via my blog. Sending you some Christmas cheer and praying for Christmas blessings for you and your family.



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