I’m in love…

Cafe du Marche, rue Cler
with Paris

This is officially my 100th post. Never in my wildest imagination did I think that milestone would be about a trip to Paris. I’m adjusting to being back home and a nine hour time difference but my brain is still fuzzy so I’ll get into details later. My daughter and I had the time of our lives and I’m struggling to find words that describe this amazing city.

I do what to share a few photos of the little neighborhood, rue Cler, that was our home for twelve days. It was perfect. Just a few steps from our hotel we had everything we needed and the most wonderful pastries and breads imaginable. The glorious Eiffel Tower was a ten minute walk.

Our hotel was very comfortable and the staff was gracious and helpful. This was a Rick Steves recommendation and when he says the rooms are cozy he means small. It did have an elevator that was large enough for one person and a suitcase. But we loved it and would stay there again.

The four-plus blocks of rue Cler were lined with wonderful little specialty shops, several excellent cafes and a small grocery store.

Local deliveries

The French do love their flowers.

I miss the heavenly pastries and breads

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of our holiday. Paris was so much more than anything we could have imagined. The Metro took us everywhere and I swear my daughter was trying to walk my legs off.

It was magic and we’ll cherish the memories forever.

I promised a give away and I will tell you about it next week. My farmer’s market season starts tomorrow so I’m busy with that. Back to reality.


  1. JohannaB says

    I love Paris in the springtime… Oh, who am I kidding, I love Paris all the time. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Dragana says

    I’m so glad you had a lovely trip. Paris is where my husbie and I fell in love….
    We stayed in a hotel on Rue Cler during one of our trips. Great location. I remember the tiny elevators! Do they still have the market on the street? Was the crepe lady there that I recommended? So many questions! I’ll just have to be patient and read your posts.

  3. The Japanese Redneck says

    I did enjoy the Paris pictures. My travel phobia’s keep me close to home. Too many fur children to get out of pocket for long.

    Glad you had fun and are back safe and sound.

  4. Susan says

    I know rue Cler well, even though we have not stayed there, we have been in the hotel. So sorry we missed our trip this year, but will thoroughly enjoy reading about yours. The jet lag takes a while to get back to normal. Happy you are home safely–you’ve been missed.

  5. SavoringTime in the Kitchen says

    Welcome back! I can’t wait to see and hear more 😉 Lovely pictures!

  6. Mary says

    Oh, Cathy, how wonderful it must have been. Paris markets are hard to beat for quality and local color. I’m so glad you had a good time.

  7. Martha says

    Thanks for sharing Paris with us — I’ve been to France but never Paris — perhaps some time!

    Welcome back —

    Tried your almond tart and it was terrific!

  8. Pam says

    You’re back! I am so glad you had a wonderful adventure with your daughter. I can’t wait to go to Paris – it’s a dream of mine.

  9. Lori (All That Splatters) says

    Your photos are breathtaking! I can just imagine you had a wonderful time – must have been difficult to leave! Welcome home – I can’t wait to hear more about your vacation. 😀

  10. Rosabela says

    Welcome back home! The photos look wonderful. Glad to hear that you and your daughter had a wonderful time.

  11. Kathleen says

    Those are great pics! And it sounds like the trip of a lifetime. With all that walking I bet those pastries didn’t add a pound, and I hope you tried a lot of them!
    Welcome back!

  12. Jamie says

    Wow! Happy 100th post! That is worth celebrating with a trip to Paris! I hope you got in a lot of pastry eating!

  13. Anne in Oxfordshire says

    Hi I found you over on Chez Loulous blog. Congratulations on your 100th post, well done, and it was of PARIS…yes I am in love with Paris too! I had my first ever trip there, last month, went with a friend and we met up with bloggers..(we have never met before) we had an amazing trip, one day we met up for lunch and there were 14 of us..expat bloggers, two on a visit from Australia, and me from the UK ..and a few non bloggers..!

  14. Cathy says

    Thanks very much, everyone, for your comments.

    Dragana – The markets are indeed on the street and the crepe stand is there also.

    Susan- I’m still miserably jet lagged. It takes me longer and longer to get back on schedule when I return home.

    Martha- You’ve got to go to Paris. Everyone needs to go there.

    Kathleen – I ate countless pastries. My daughter walked my legs off and I had to keep up my strength. What else was I to do?

    Anne – Great fun to meet up with other bloggers. And I enjoyed reading your accounts of your time in Paris.

  15. Wandering Chopsticks says

    You must be a Rick Steves reader because that’s how I discovered Rue Cler long ago. I loved it too. Felt like I experienced a little bit of French life whenever I walked down the street. One day, I stopped off to buy a random block of cheese and a baguette to make my own little French picnic. Great pictures.
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  16. Julia Elliott says

    I realize this is an older post, I just had to comment. My husband and I have just started planning out anniversary trip to Paris for May 2015. I was looking at pictures online and came across your blog this morning. Just last night we made our hotel reservation and it is at the Hotel Beaugency! How funny. I’m so happy to see you liked it. I can’t wait for my first trip to Paris. :)

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