Le Plage-Paris in July

Two years ago I rambled along the Parisian streets, One June Day In Paris the result. July 2011 finds the city of love no less charming, if not more so.

Le Plage–the beach—has been sprinkled along a kilometer of the Seine.

Le Plagues Paris

All images on this blog by C London

Children of all ages enjoy wiggling toes in the sand.

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Traffic cops direct streams of cars around oceans of tourists surrounding such sites as Notre Dame.

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The Louvre is the destination for those who revel in old meets new–aritecture, art and generations.

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A bridge of locks spans the river.

Parisienne Bridge of Locks

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Lovers seal their relationship with a symbol of their commitment.

Amusement rides line the Champ d’Elysee, laughter of children ribbons along the warm breeze.

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Bikes for let at one Euro a day encourage Parisians and tourists alike to explore the city on two wheels.

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Some smaller explorers have other methods.

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Football team Barcelona is splashed on billboard and adorn the exterior of sports stores.

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Baguettes are still the staff of life.

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Pastries and cakes are art.

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A very American invention–the cupcake–has made its way into the heart of Paris.

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What was foreign to American eyes–the tiny ‘Smart Car’ line the streets.

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They do not stand out as small here in the land of eight-ten dollar a gallon gas. Europe has had small efficient cars for years, fifty plus miles to the gallon the norm.

Still the narrow cobble stoned streets invite exploration, lingering over a coffee or glass of wine.

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Brides rush to be on time.

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Street life buzzes and the blanket of night brings a special romance.

Outdoor Cafes by night

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Le Eiffel awash in showers is the heart of the city.

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All images on Le Plage blog by C London

Gargoyles peer down at passersby.

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Do we still love Paris?

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Always!

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7 Responses to Le Plage-Paris in July

  1. Yes, please, I'll have more, thank you!My bucket list include France during the Tour de France. One day, Christine, one day!Thank you for the gorgeous pictures.

  2. Robena Grant says:

    These are gorgeous and make me want to go back to Paris. Maybe, with luck, next year. I remember standing in Notre Dame and bawling like a baby, and I say I'm not really religious, but something there touched me so deeply. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  3. Wonderful pics, Christine. Thanks for sharing. It's been so long since I was in Paris. Would love to go back one day.

  4. Lucie Simone says:

    Great pictures! I spent a week in Paris a few years ago and fell in love immediately! In fact, I wanted to take up residence so badly that I started looking for a job & an apartment! Obviously, it didn't manifest, but I do plan to return for a longer visit. Your pix make me want to hop a flight to the City of Lights today!

  5. zxcvbnm says:

    Next stop – Malta. Love these photos!

  6. Yes, I know the lyrics are"Nice to go travelling to LONDON Paris and Rome…" but Scotland also 'scans' and now I can't get the melody out of my head!!! LOLBeautiful montage of photos – thank you for sharing memories.PS. There really ARE "Forty Shades of Green" in Ireland -another beautiful location where I guarantee you'll lose your heart and will CERTAINLY visit more than once!!

  7. Lovely, all, especially Paris!

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