Monday, November 26, 2018

Along the rue St.-Jean

I have a few more photos from Niort to share over the next few days. Ken had read that the rue St.-Jean was a pretty street in the city center with many historic buildings. We didn't know exactly where it was, but we found it pretty quickly. The street is lined with eateries and boutiques and merchants were open for business or, in the case of this restaurant, getting ready to open for lunch.

An Italian restaurant in central Niort. Looks inviting!

I think we walked almost the entire length of the street before it ended at a wide plaza. We saw a couple of department stores and more shops on the plaza, and more and more people were out and about.


  1. Ah, I see that there is a Papeterie on the street, presumably still in business. Are there many still, in France? or have they been put out of business by big-box business supply stories (do they have them in France, as much as here?)?

  2. This photo is made Even more charming and interesting with the addition of the guy cleaning. I need to stop worrying about getting uninhabited shots.

  3. judy, I'm not sure. Some have gone away, but I don't know why. We don't have the big box stores, like Staples or Office Depot, here where we live. I'm not sure about the big cities, though.

    mitch, I'm not good at people shots, either. I feel like I'm being intrusive, or rude, unless the people are far away.


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