Saturday, May 19, 2018

Quiet cafés

As I approached the Square des Batignolles along the rue des Batignolles, in the quartier des Batignolles, I passed the Eglise Sainte-Marie-des-Batignolles. That's a lot of Batignolles! The street turned around to the west side of the church where I found a wide tree-lined sidewalk and several cafés, restaurants, and brasseries. It was three weeks ago today that I was here.

This one block-long street is called la place du Docteur-Félix-Lobligeois -- named for a former Paris city councilman and pioneering radiologist. 
Oops! I screwed up. These two cafés are on the rue des Batignolles.

Given the hour, many of the places were closed or just starting to open. A few had breakfast customers. This is not a neighborhood filled with tourists, but one that's more residential. The closest "big" attraction is the Sacré Cœur basilica and the surrounding Montmartre quarter, and that's a good half-hour walk from here, uphill. Still, I'll bet these places are bustling in the evenings.

5 comments:

  1. This photo reminds me of Aix or Montpellier somehow, not busy Paris.

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  2. Thank you for this very interesting intro to a neighborhood that's new to me.

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  3. So much more classy than our local places, which are mostly designed for beach-goers. I love cities with cafe-lined streets like this.

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  4. evelyn, a quiet Saturday morning in Paris!

    chris, maybe one day you'll check it out?

    mitch, me too!

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  5. >>chris, maybe one day you'll check it out?
    In October!

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