Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Maison Chaumet ....

Sitting on the edge of  Place Vendome
is this very prestigious jewellery establishment  - fondée en 1780
don't you just love it how the French add that
very important snippet of information fondée
and well they might because they were the official jewellers
to none other than  Napoleon Boneparte !! 

just looking through the windows gave me goose-bumps

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Beautiful shop and yes, just to peek in the window would make my heart flutter too.
Happy Thursday

Sylvia K said...

I can surely understand the goose-bumps, Dianne!! Reading this, I had a similar reaction! Awesome! I do love history! Thanks for sharing this!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The figure over the far canopy looks as if he saw the bill for the jewels! I adore that deep blue!


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Just imagine for a moment Dianne - walking though that door to select a special piece of jewellery for Christmas!!!
Some lucky people do!

A wonderful photo essay to feed my longing to be in Paris again - merci!

Loving your new header too!
Joyeux Noël
Shane ♥

Paris Pastry said...

So lovely! I love the Place Vendôme!! Xx

Valerie said...

An elegant establishment, obviously befitting its contents! Love that rich blue.

American in Norway said...

lovely photo... sigh.. how I long to return to France.. perhaps Paris in the spring.. :- )

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I'll bet they have lots of bling! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #61!


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