Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In The Pink............

Au Lapin Agile ~

I have shared with you before the joy in strolling the cobble-stoned
 back streets of Montmartre - far away from the maddening crowds
These two cabaret / restaurants are within walking distance
of each other and both painted in would you believe it -  pink!!

Both quintessential Montmartre bistros and both in their
 hey-day frequented by such artists as
Renoir - Toulouse- Lautrec - Picasso and Maurice Utrillo

La Maison Rose ~

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La Table De Nana said...

So cute! I wonder if that's where my daughter resto in Montmartre also:) I will look.

A friend is in Ireland and saw a cute pink house too:)

C'est beau la vie en rose~
Thank you~

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

My mouth just waters at what I may find inside these places :-) Diane

Virginia said...

I love them too. They are trés photogenic!

Craig said...

Only is Paris, Dianne! Lovely.

Sylvia K said...

I wish I were there right now! What a delightful looking place! I did love Montmartre when I visited Paris years ago! And, yes, only in Paris! Lovely captures as always, Dianne! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Great shots of great places, both of them. To think that some travel guides actually tell visitors to SKIP Montmartre because it is too... er.... "Touristy!" -- ha! ha! As the French say, "n'importe quoi!" ;-) Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

Jean said...

Love the pink with green shutters. Only in Paris.

Ryan K said...

I love FRANCE! What a beautiful blog! I visited for the first time back in March...can't wait to go back.

Cheri said...


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

What wonderful photographs of these two beautiful restaurants and I love the shade of pink. Staying in Montmartre was delightful and I agree with you, of the joy in strolling the cobble stoned streets.

Happy Thursday

RetroRocketGal said...

Sigh. Just too beautiful. I used to live in Suffolk, England, and many of the houses are painted "Suffolk pink" -- in the olden days, the pink paint was made by stirring pigs' blood into white paint! Nowadays, they don't do that, but use regular commercial paint, but anyway, the pink cottages are really cute.

Dianne said...

RetroRocketGal - that's very interesting I've never heard of Suffolk pink - but I'm sure it would look very pretty especially with rambling roses climbing up the walls. I've always loved Monet's home in France which is painted a beautiful soft shade of pink and has the border of flowers and rambling vines reaching up the walls. Let's just say I'm a sucker for pink!!

Shell Sherree said...

Loving these pinks too, Dianne! I'd feel I'd want to wear something rather feminine {possibly with a ruffle or two} when visiting them.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

These two places are full of history and could tell many outlandish stories of the things they have seen and heard!


Leon and Sue Sims said...

Your construction of a photo is great Dianne (as always) - both those places I have photographed but not so well. Yours bring back memories of our walk thru the streets of Montmartre.

Georgianna said...

Oh, Dianne, although we didn't visit your lovely park in Montmartre, we did visit La Maison Rose. So charming. As always you keep La Vie en Rose to the front of our thoughts! xo – g


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