Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Strolling up the Avenue...


Le Fouquet's on Avenue Champs Elysées

 Avenue Des Champs Elysées is know as "La plus belle Avenue du Monde"
and I would have to agree it has that touch of class and panache.

Le Fouquet's at number 99 is a landmark historic restaurant
with it's red awnings, flowerpots and distinctive building facade
which has often featured in French movies.
It has stood on this prime location for over 200 years.

I particularly loved the detail above the doorways
truly a work of art!
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18 comments:

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

Love this photo with all the colour. Diane

Craig said...

Gorgeous facade ... the red is splendid.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Let's imagine we're having our Mother's Day breakfast there today!!!
What a perfect venue - I could happily sit there all day observing the comings and goings!
Hugs
Shane

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture, love the colors and beautiful facade! Would love to be there right now! Thanks for a delightful photo visit! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

Shane:- That would be so nice - now you've got me thinking what could we order? maybe buttery crossaints with confiture d'abricot washed down with café crѐme - eaten on the side-walk café of course - see you soon!

Dianne said...

Food Fun and life in the Charente:- You are wearing that lovely shade of red in your photo you would match perfectly with the décore - you must join us

Dianne said...

Craig:- catch the eurostar - you will be there in no-time. oh! and you must bring Boris.

Sylvia K:- Shall we order for you? eggs benedict with green hollandaise sauce - it will be waiting for you -perfectly cooked.

Diane said...

Reserve me a table. x

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I am going to have to research the movies made here... This place has it all: rouge, architecture, café tables, and amazing doors!

Lovely shot...

Bises,
Genie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Such a beautiful photograph and yes, the ornate plaster work over the door is wonderful. I would like to be sitting there having a delicious brunch there too.

Happy Mother's day
Hugs
Carolyn

Dianne said...

Diane:- your table is reserved - facing out to the street - all ready and waiting.

Genie:- yes lots of rouge but not ostentatious it just sits so comforably against the soft golden hue of this beautiful building.

Carolyn:- The sun is shining in Paris and this is the perfect spot for a delectable lunch whilst soaking up the amiance of this delightful Avenue.

Genie said...

After the umbrellas, my eyes were immediately drawn to the beautiful carvings over the doorway. They are wonderful. Such an inviting place to stop for dinner. Nice capture.

d e l i g h t said...

One of my favorite things in Paris is the beautiful doors. Your photograph is wonderful.
Linda

Pierre BOYER said...

The symbol of certain France...

Pierre

Shell Sherree said...

It's glorious, Dianne! And I love the number 9, so it's double the gloriousness.

Cezar and Léia said...

A restaurant that keeps going on for 200 years must be something special... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Suzi said...

Love this photo Dianne, you have captured the feeling of the place beautifully - do you think they do cafe au lait for troi ? Xx

Dianne said...

Shell: this is definitely the place for you if you love the number 9 - and after le-petit-dejeuner you can zip in next door to number 97 home to the delightful "Nina Ricci" with their exquisite parfums in the prettiest little crystal bottles.

Suzi: Yes I can assure you they have café au lait for trois it is on order - do hurry!

The Other Genie: You have a good eye for detail!

Pierre: You are right there in La Belle France - you won't get lost.

Cezar and Léia:- Yes! it is an iconic part of this wonderful Avenue.

Linda:- you love beautiful things and I'm certain you would feel very comfortable here - do join us for café and a little vienoisserie.

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