Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pretty Chauvire Dome.....

After browsing the beautiful fashion floors of galleries Lafayette
& dining in the cafe at the top
we were amazed to find this wonderful roof top terrace
with 360 degree views over the
surrounding Paris sky-line.
How close we were to the Opera~Garnier
home to the infamous "Phantom of the Opera"
with it's pretty chauvire dome
named in recognition of France's prima ballerina
Yvette Chauvire.

Montmartre ~ so pretty

looking down on the wide tree lined
~ Boulevard Haussmann~
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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne, that is an incredible view and to think that you could dine and then take these panoramic photos - wow! The sky over Montmartre looks like a soft watercolor painting. Lovely post!

Anonymous said...

I love it WOW what a view
Thanks for sharing that

Have a good week

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Dianne
Firstly congrats my dear friend on 100 followers - woo hoo!!!
Your blog is really such a beautiful place to visit.

Isn't this rooftop just great - we found it last year too!
I love coming to see you - my heartstrings have been firmly in France for longer than I care to remember - I'm sure I lived there in a past life as everything was sooo familiar to me even the very first time I visited!!!!!!!
I'm a huge rose lover too - we have much in common.
take care
Shane xox

SoozNooz said...

These are lovely shots, there is nothing better than finding that perfect spot to take a photo. I can't WAIT to be able to do the same. x

Kirsty said...

*Sigh* What a skyline.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love these panoramic views of Paris. Stunning photos. Diane

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Those streets are magical. Filled with beautiful boutiques and boulangeries; yes I could walk them forever.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...
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Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi you are showing me something new to see and do :-) must remember next time I go over . Thanks for sharing. anne

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I must remember this spot when I go to Galeries Lafayette next time. What a find! Doesn't Printemps have a roof top cafe too--I think I've eaten there, but maybe I"m confusing it with Galeries Lafayette. Thanks for educating me about the chauvire dome. Never knew that tidbit of information before today!
Bonne semaine,

"All things French" said...

Debi: yes Printemps does have a rooftop cafe~ because I have seen photos taken from there~ the view is very similar but of course you don't get the lovely close up of the
Opera- Garnier.

Tatieva, artiste said...

Merci pour cette belle promenade au-dessus des toîts de Paris... Je me sens trés chat, tout à coup !

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Oh you could spend all day looking at the glorious view,around Paris. thanks for showing us some more wonderful photos.

Happy week

Georgianna said...

What an incredible view, Dianne, and amazing to the see Opera so close! My list is growing so long of what to see. :) Thank you as always for these wonderful visits. – g

Shell Sherree said...

Those views ~ well, what can I say. She is simply gorgeous, isn't she...

Carla said...

That's a hell of a view of Paris. Such great rooftops. Thanks for sharing. Carla

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Lovely photos. I really like the one of the Boulevard Haussmann.

I wonder what Paris would look like today had it not been for the visions of Monsieur Haussmann.

La Table De Nana said...

Ahh..Les Galeries..I am told I must peek:) I love your photos..

Girl Meets Paris said...

Your photos knocked my socks off! They capture everything so beautifully!

chateaudelille said...

Im quite excited to find you! Im going to do lots of research on your blog for my next trip. Many thanks. Fiona

Paris in Pink said...

Very pretty pictures of Paris you have here... I especially love the one overlooking Montmartre :) Paris in Pink


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