4/12/12

We Went to Paris

Mes amis! I hope you're ready for a photographic tour of our trip because that's exactly what's about to happen... Stay tuned next week for the Paris video attempt!! 
1. View of Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Montmartre from the Pompidou Museum.
2. Giant painting at the Pompidou.
3. We may not have stepped inside of the Louvre, but it sure did look pretty from the outside.
4. Enjoying a King Falafel Palace falafel because L'as Du Fallafel was closed, and I wasn't about to leave the Marais without having sampled some falafel/fallafel. (In super controversial news, we went back another day and tried L'as Du Fallafel, and I must say that although they were both crazy delicious, I preferred King Falafel Palace! Hate mail?)
5. The Seine.
6. Galerie Salon, the best tiny store we ever stumbled upon (4 rue de Bourbon le Chateau) that carried Astier de Villatte. Matt got a tiny cup and bowl (see iPhone pic round up), and I got the most amazing incense.
7. The famous marionette theater in Luxembourg Gardens. Matt saw The Three Little Pigs. (I stayed outside and enjoyed the gardens, which brings us to our next photo...)
8. Seriously, do make it to Luxembourg Gardens if you're in Paris. It is the most exquisite park I've ever visited. (And bonus: it costs zero Euro!)
9. Piece of crepe.
10. Leave it to the Parisians to turn a median strip into something beautiful.
11. One of the few pictures of us together! (At Versailles.)
12. The famous Ladurée. (Look closely and you'll see evidence of their unexpected partnership with Hello Kitty.)
13. On day two, Matt thought he was ordering French fries and was brought this: an apple tarte with a side of ice cream. Whoooops.
14. Louis XIV. This guy greets you as you walk into Versailles. What a host!
15. In the back room of the original Rose Bakery.
16. The cakes at Rose Bakery.
17. Hall of awesome at Versailles.
18. Obligatory Paris shot; a photo from the Versailles gardens that although he took, Matt doesn't like because "It looks like a Cialis ad." And: even the street lights in Paris are pretty.
19: These pigeons across from our apartment were as big as soccer balls.
20. Scary fish at the market.
21. Fact: all the chimneys in Paris wear bonnets.
22. A mini iPhone photo round up.

p.s. Bon Appétempt was nominated for a Saveur food blog award (Best Food Humor)! Thanks so much to those of you who nominated this little operation. Voting goes through April 26th, so head on over and vote for your favorites!

I'll see you next week with the video!
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52 comments:

Matthew said...

Let's do this again soon.

Andrea said...

I love you guys!

Meaghan said...

The jam! BTW - an apple tart avec ice cream TOTES WINS over an order of pommes frites.

Jodi Hildebrand said...

Amazing pictures!! can't wait to hear about it in person!

Juliana said...

Rose Bakery!! That back room was my haven in the fall of 2008... thanks for taking me back, aren't Rose and Jean Charles the tops?!

J.B. Taylor said...

My husband and I recently went to Paris, and our photos look nearly identical! We skipped the Louvre too, sat right about where you were sitting at Rose Bakery, and I'm still dreaming about French falafel. Thanks for bringing back so many awesome memories : )

la domestique said...

It's so fun to see your pictures, brings back memories of the trip my husband and I took to Paris a couple years ago. Welcome home!

Amy said...

Ahhh how wonderful! I can't get over this! This has made me so restless... and that is bad but also a good thing too, so thank you. Can't wait for the video!

ileana said...

Beautiful. I went to Paris as a teenager, and I really, really need to go back. The memories are fading. Looks like you had a lovely time! Can't wait to hear more.

Piece of crepe - ha!

Luisa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos! And can I just say that I love that your husband bought things at Astier de Villatte?? :) So glad you're back.

Rachel said...

Awesome!! I want to go.

Sarah said...

Ooh makes me want to be back in Paris! I could tell that was Rose Bakery from the shape of the cakes - haven't been, but I love their cookbook. Love that graphic blue wall.

Anonymous said...

This round up made me so happy and nostalgic for Paris. Cannot wait for the video!

Heather Taylor said...

FACKING gorgeous. But thank god you're back. Really!!!

kelsey said...

THe picture of you and Matt in the mirror is my favorite :)

Mark and Marsha said...

We love these beautiful pictures and we love you guys!! Can't wait for the video.

kylie said...

These are lovely. How my heart aches for Paris.
The food, the history, the wine. Can't wait to see more.

Yossy | apt2bbakingco said...

Congrats on your Saveur nomination, also congrats on sporting those rad blue pants and eating that awesome falafel. Looks like you had an amazing trip.

Anne Zimmerman said...

!!!

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Congratulatons on your Saveur nomination too! Lots of exclamations in this comment....

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said...

Oh my G-d, has the sky ever been so blue? Has a crepe ever been so thin and perfect?? Are their pigeons seriously that much more beautiful than ours?!?

Forget the old trope about complaining when your neighbors invite you over to look at boring slides from their vacation: I want more, dang it!

nicole | kimchiburgers said...

These pictures are making me miss my little 2 day fling with Paris. I really, reaaallly want to go back. I hope you had an amazing time!

danica said...

Oh, Amelia, these photographs are magical! I can't wait for the video!!!

Mary Anne said...

Three words: DOLSOT BIBIM BAP.

I see it.

Hannah said...

Falafel! I did my study abroad in Paris and basically subsisted on those for a solid few months. As per your controversial preference: I totally agree!! So take comfort in that you are not alone. :) Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing and making me all nostalgic.

Sarah said...

The shot of you two in the mirrors is so cute. These are pretty. Thanks for sharing :)

KK said...

nice photos!

Mary Anne said...

Matt: those are positively gorgeous photos!! Bien fait, mon ami!!!!

amelia said...

hahahhaa! thanks, meaghan. i think so too!!

amelia said...

totally the TOPS!!

amelia said...

right?! I was like: I'm not paying that much for a mug, I don't care HOW cute it is, but he couldn't be stopped!!

amelia said...

awww, thanks, Kelsey! I like it too, though I look a tad concerned for some reason. hahahhaa

amelia said...

So glad you are enjoying, Friends!! And doubly glad you're looking forward to the video. I think it's gonna be a good one. :) :)

amelia said...

thanks, danica!!

Matthew said...

Thanks, Mare! BTW Your L'Epi Dupin rec was awesome.

corinne said...

Wish we could have an old school slide show and cocktail party. These photos are so lovely!

Kara said...

LOVE. Will be there for the slide show, also.

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

Ahh, SMEG. The fridge of my dreams!

Sandy @ tinytinyfork said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Excited to see the video!

Anonymous said...

dear amelia,i've fallen in love all over again.my wife and daughter and myself were fortunate enough to have gone there twice.your pictures of the food and sights brought it all back.thanks for the memories. YOU MUST GO BACK AGAIN!!! ONCE IS NEVER ENOUGH FOR PARIS. dan.

Whitney Nožisková said...

oh gracious me. as if i weren't already homesick!

but wait! matt is *a lot* taller than you are? i always took you for a statuesque sort, but given the height difference in the mirror photo, that would put matt in tony robbins' range!

lisa fika said...

felt like you & matt really took me there with those photos! love!!!! xo.

jeana sohn said...

i want more of those macaroons!!
lovely photos!

joanna said...

gorgeous photos! looks so dreamy. love astier incense and love rose bakery!
can't wait to see more.
xo

p.s. i voted for you, duh

marissa at the boot said...

i agree about king falafel! and i love love love your photos. the crepe smoothing got me right in the gut and now i'm aching for another paris trip!

Kata Phusin said...

What a super spiffy post - I've come back to enjoy the photos for a second and third time! Also, it was fun recognising all those places, as I lived in Paris for a short spell... and agree with another commenter about the FALAFEL~! What is Paris without it :) But this is the first time I've seen it featured on a Paris travel blog, so kudos to our gourmet queen! Looking forward to the video!

A.D. said...

Great photos! Everything looks so cosy & perfect. Plus those macaroons!!

Rachel said...

I'm sure I'm beating a dead horse here, but.... STUNNING photos!! I've been to Paris once, when I was 12, and now your photos have refreshed my memory and make desperate to return!

amelia said...

you thought I was statuesque?!!! best compliment ever!! :) :)

Whitney Nožisková said...

ha ha ha... i did indeed!! totally had you pegged for 5'9''-ish (maybe 'cause something about you reminds me a little of my sister & that's her height?). what a weird mind-shift. guess the movie star shorter-in-person phenomenon extends to food bloggers! xx

kale said...

The Mr. and I were meant to be heading to Paris in 4 months, but now it looks as though it will have to be postponed another 6 months after that. Usually your posts make me laugh, but this one is making me want to cry! That's not your fault, of course.

I will simply have to keep feeding my addiction by looking at all your fabulous photos.

Anonymous said...

You Won!!!