Paris cafes for photographs

Old Feb 11th, 2006, 03:56 AM
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Paris cafes for photographs

Please help me find picturesque Paris cafes/bistros to photograph for a wall display.

My husband is an avid photographer. To display his work I've found stainless steel frames that permit easy replacement of 8x10 photos. We have a group of 4 on the wall in our dining room. Each time we return from a trip, we cull through our photos and select 4 representative pix to display until our next trip. This time I'd like to be a bit more planful. We're going to Paris and I'd like to bring back shots of the exteriors of quintessential Paris cafes and bistros that will make a nice "study" for the wall. So, I'd appreciate receiving ideas for cafes/bistros we should arrange to photo. I have one favorite from previous trips--Chez Clovis in Les Halles. I need three more to put with it to make a study of Paris cafes/bistros. Thanks for your suggestions. I promise to report back on the winning entries.
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 04:03 AM
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Hi J,

http://www.petit-zinc.com/

http://www.lesdeuxmagots.fr/index.php

Laperouse
51 Quai des Grands Augustins



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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 05:34 AM
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No suggestions, but I love your idea!! It is great. That way you think about your last trip but also where you will travel next!
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 05:44 AM
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Check out Hotel Lutecia, across Blvd Raspail from Le Bon Marche. As I recall, the ground floor contained an attractive cafe which wrapped around the corner.
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 05:45 AM
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oops, make that Lutetia.
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 05:52 AM
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Julie, it's a neat idea. I just got one back from a frame job in which the situation really provides for a lot of different elements to play together. I'll be happy to e-mail you two a copy of the pic and describe the location. ([email protected] -- just remove the Xs).
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 06:17 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. These will provide not only fodder for the camera but also a basis for our treks around town. We've seen all the major sites and I venture to say, even most of the minor ones, so this will provide us reason to poke around various parts of town and just wander.
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 06:58 AM
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Julie - I bought a neat little book called "Au vrai ZINC parisien" Text by Francois Thomazeau and photographs by Sylvain Ageorges.
Across the top of the front cover it has "Aussi longtemps que vivra l'ame des bistrots" I haven't a clue what that means - could someone translate?
I see theres a website address as well: www.parigramme.com
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 07:43 AM
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See there is another book advertised on that website called "Les Cantines de Julie" All in French but looks like places to eat so may be helpful!
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Another famuous one very near Deux Magots is Cafe de Flore. I'd love to see your pictures when you return!
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 08:30 AM
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You might try "Le Consulat" in the near the Sacre Cours.

Go to www.webshots.com and do a search for "Paris Cafes" and you will come up with over 6000 pictures.

FYI: If you ever come back from a trip and find you do not have a photo that you really wanted, go to webshots and do a search and then copy and paste. Voila!
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 08:50 AM
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I'm reading "Paris by Bistro" which is a very interesting book in that it gives absolutely great desctriptions of the real feel of the various arrondisements and their ambience. It really is suggestions about and reviews of typical bistros. There are b & w photos of both interiors and exteriors of many of the places. Buy the book, take it along, and you'll also know where to eat.
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 11:14 AM
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I have a few scattered throughout my France photo galleries, here:

http://www.jimtardio.com/paris,france.html

Have a good and do post your photos.
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There's one in rue vieille du Temple that always catches my eye:
http://www.patrickwallace.me.uk/imag...e/img_0081.jpg

The original florid frontage is there underneath the modern awning.

A stroll around the area will provide a few opportunities. Come to think of it, almost any major cross-roads will have at least two café-restaurants on the corners with the tables and umbrellas outside.
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Great Idea. Bookmarking.
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