Clos Montmartre is located in the area of Montmartre and the only remaining vineyard within the city limits of Paris. Vineyards once covered the Monmartre hill, but in the early 20th century a phylloxera epidemic wiped out all the wines. A group of artists managed to stop a real estate development in the 1920s that would have paved over a plot of land, instead presenting a counter-proposal that the land be turned into a vineyard. In 1933 finally the first grapes were planted, and today the vineyard has more than 1.500 square meters.
"Dandyism is the last spark of heroism amid decadence" - Charles Baudelaire That´s the motto of "Arty Dandy", according to its homepage a crossroad between design, contemporary art and fashion. I didn´t enter, I just loved the name of the store.
The Colombian Embassy has a blue door which matches very well with the blue of the Colombian flag. They could have painted the door also in red or yellow, but being in Paris, this wasn´t really an option ;-)
After a visit to yesterday´s vintage shop, you could continue your journey through time at "Happy Days Diner" and enjoy the ambiance of the American 1950´s. Maybe it´s a little weird to go to an American diner in Paris, but I think I will give it a try someday.
This monument to Charles Perrault (1628-1703) is located in the Jardin des Tuileries, right next to a children´s playground. Perrault established a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and wrote amongst others "Little Red Riding Hood" or "Bluebeard".
Strolling through the streets of Paris during my last stay, I suddenly heard loud music and was curious about what was going on. I thought there might be a concert, but then I saw all those girls doing gymnastics ("La Gym Suédoise/Swedish fit" to be precise) in front of the Église Notre Dame des Victoires. I don´t think that open air gymnastics would be a big success in Vienna, but obviously in Paris it is rather popular.