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.


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

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

  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.

  4. evelyn, a quiet Saturday morning in Paris!

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

    mitch, me too!

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


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