Monday, August 15, 2011

French Mademoiselle in Paris: Day 12


I was so impressed with the fashion exhibition held at Versailles' Grand Trianon,
I wanted to pay a visit to Paris' fashion museum, Musée Galliera.

So, I bought another carnet of metro cards and headed to the 8th arrondissement.
Stepping out of Léna's metro station, I marveled at the grand buildings surrounding me.

Place d'Léna

Place d'Léna

I came to Musée Galliera to find that it was closed!
Due to construction, the exhibition is temporarily held at Musée Bourdelle in
the 14th arrondissement.

I wasn't too disappointed because the museum still had its park open in the backyard,
which was one of the most beautiful sites I have seen this Paris trip.

Palais Galliera

Palais Galliera

Palais Galliera

Palais Galliera

Because of the fine weather and high spirits, I felt like taking a stroll,
and that's what I did on the Île Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité.

Île Saint-Louis:

Île Saint-Louis

Île Saint-Louis

Île de la Cité:

Notre Dame Cathedral

Île de la Cité

Place Dauphine

Palais de Justice

I am fully aware that my Paris days are soon coming to an end (I leave on Thursday),
so these last few days I really want to only visit special (for me) places,
which is why I headed to the 6th arrondissement to pick up something sweet
from a top pâtisserie.

I knew Pierre Hermé was closed because it's Monday, but, as it turned out, Gerard Mulot
was closed as well because today is a national holiday here in France.
I walked to Rue Bonaparte, hoping that Ladurée would be open (or at least open its doors
for me ;) and thankfully it was!

The window displays looked absolutely lovely.
Walking along the pastries counter it dawned on me that I haven't eaten a single
macaron this Paris trip. Mon dieu!

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée Macarons

The flavors are: Salted Caramel, Melon, Rose, Minty Strawberry & Almond - Cherry.

Still wanting to see the fashion exhibition, I went to the 14th arrondissement in the afternoon.
Fermée, again! It's funny how I don't mind coming to three closed doors in one day.
Paris is so beautiful, it's always nice to have walked those streets and discovering a
new neighborhood.

I still got to take some pictures of the closed museums' courtyards:

Musée Bourdelle

Musée Mém. M. Leclerc

Bonne Journée!


Abacaxi & Hortelã said...

If you still have the chance: go back to Musée Bourdelle! It's absolutely worth a visit!! Promised!!

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW! You have PARFAIT weather!!!

Commander-In-Chic said...

What a treat it was to share your tour of Paris. I look forward to having my first visit to Europe when I join the class of Paris American Academt for their Summer course to study couture sewing. Speaking of couture, I have a new blogcalled Catch Me In Couture:
My latest post is a tribute to Coco Chanel since today is her birthday- I celebrated her memory. Hope you and your loyal followes can check it out. Merci!

Moniqie said...

I loved your photos, how many days do you stay in Paris? Everything is perfect in Paris, I see that you really made the most of it. Thanks for sharing.

Paris Pastry said...

@Moniki Moraes: Thank you :) I stayed for 15 days.