Monday, July 13, 2009

Bastille Day Announcement

Since today is Bastille Day (or Fete Nationale as it's known as in France), Heather from Habitually Chic and I thought it was the perfect time to announce our trip to Paris in early September!
We had talked for months about wanting to go visit Versailles and you can't do that without visiting Paris! We plan on staying in the city with at least a day devoted to exploring Verailles. Another must of course are the fleamarkets! I can't wait :-)
Of course, I'm most excited though about visiting the Petit Trianon which i've blogged about several times in the past. I hope that by the time i'm in my dotage I'll be an expert on the small chateau and this is just the start :-)the theater at Versailles
We have a lot of exciting things planned to share with all of you, but I hope you can share with us as well. Are there any 'musts' we should do on this, our first trip to the city of lights?

21 comments:

Terry said...

Wow. You just have to tell us everything.

katiedid said...

I hope you have a perfect trip. There is so much to see, your trip will be jam packed! Looking forward to all of your postings

Pigtown-Design said...

You all will have a ball! I used to go over every couple of weeks for a project I was working on when I was in Wales. It was a 2 hour flight, so pretty simple.

One thing I always looked out for were signs advertising 'brocante' which were sort of like tag sales.

You should get in touch with Vicki Archer at French Essence and ask her advice.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Terry, I plan on it! I just hope you don't get bored!
Katie -I just dont' know how we're going to fit it all into just 5 days!
PD -I just wrote that book in the back of my guidebook -very important new word!!

La Maison Fou said...

Wonderful news! Just a great experience the two of you will have!
Congrats on the trip!
Leslie

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Thanks, Leslie!

Paris Atelier said...

Yaaaaayyy! So exciting! I can't wait to see Paris and Versailles through your eyes. I have a ton of musts and tips, I'll shoot you an E~mail tomorrow morning :) Fun! :)
xoxo
Judith~

David said...

What a great trip! We're hoping to go back this coming spring, we were just talking about it yesterday.

If you're wanting a flea market, I loved the market at Porte de Vanves. It's on weekends and starts early. We got there just after 7am and most everyone was already set up.

If you've not been to the Musee d'Orsay, go, it's wonderful.

Also, if you need a restaurant recommendation, mine is Le Petit Prince de Paris, near the Pantheon.

pve design said...

How utterly fabulous. You know how I thought of you when I went there last summer. I shall make a list for you of things to see. Do you have your hotel?
pve

Slices of Beauty... said...

Looking forward to the pics!

Lovely blog.

David Toms said...

Versailles is just wonderful, I visited over 20 years ago and then had the opprtunity to visit again 2 years ago. As luck would have it the Petit Trianon was closed both times! So could only walk around the outside. If you have a chance visit the Rodin Museum, it is brilliant

ArchitectDesign™ said...

PVE, The details, such as where we're staying, are still being ironed out, LOL -but we have our plans and our flight!
Paris, I can't wait to hear them!!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Can't wait to see both of your recaps! How fun!

home before dark said...

The City of Light dancing in your eyes. Such a delight for the two of you. Wishing you both 34/7 days!

Habitually Chic said...

Stefan - I can't think of a better partner in crime for Paris! I wish we were leaving tomorrow! XOXO!

Jenn said...

That's so great! I'm sure you two will have such an amazing time and I can't wait to see all of the posts that result, especially from the flea markets.

Max (Montreal) said...

If you're not already a member... you can register to La société des amis de Versailles... and you can have free priority access to the chateau, Trianons, etc. and some apartments. All for 60 Euros. Its worth it...

http://www.amisdeversailles.com/en/index.html

Have a wonderful trip and do not miss Musee Rodin in Paris in a former hotel particulier.

le style et la matière said...

I think you are being inundated with suggestions of great places to go! I'd say select some of the historic house museums: Nissim Camondo, Jacquemart André, Cognacq-Jay, Vie Romantique dependant on where you are in Paris. The flea market at Vanves will provide the most transportable finds. Don't miss antiques in Versailles(http://www.antiques-versailles.com/en/presentation.htm) and if you'd like a nice little restau there try au Carré.

David Toms said...

David, I first went to La Petit Prince over 25 years ago, and went back for the first time in 2007. I was surprised it was still there, and just as good!

YSLGuy said...

I'm so jealous!! I can't wait to see photos from your trip.

Happy (Belated) Bastille Day

cs said...

I have been a fan of your blog for quite a while. I really do find it to be very inspiring.

You really MUST visit the contemporary art gallery at the Pompidou Centre. They have an amazing zen garden with a truly awe inspiring view of Paris. I believe it is on the fifth floor.