Monday, June 8, 2009

'Missing Paris Day'~ Obamas dine in Paris!

In honor of the Obama's dining at a little-known favorite bistro of ours Saturday night, The Fontaine de Mars (far left), I thought I'd post a couple of photos of the sweet little square and fountain right next to the restaurant.

Located in the 7th arrondissement, it is a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower and just across the park from our 15th arrondissement neighborhood. The New York Times reported the bistro had received reservations 10 days earlier but had no idea the name of their high-profile guests until Saturday morning. Owner, Jacques Boudon, exclaimed, "I saw God before me," as he described the President's smile and Michelle's radiance.

In case your inquiring mind needs to know, the Presidential party dined on foie gras, lamb and steak with shallots. I hope someone ordered the profiterole.
We once strayed on this square and decided to try a little restaurant across the way only to find on our plate frozen vegetables. We were shocked! Who in Paris, of all cities, would serve frozen vegetables?! Do you think maybe they're revisiting that idea this week?

Directly across the street is also one of my favorite boulangeries, A La Fontaine de Mars, of which I can't help but take photos every time I walk by as I find it to be one of the most ornate and stunning boulangeries I've seen in Paris!

If anyone knows of an even more ornate boulangerie in Paris, send me the location so I can start a collection.

Happy Monday everybody! And here's to the President's visit bringing Boudon much deserved business!

 Photography copyright: Kirsten Steen


  1. So happy to see this post, Kristen. I was wondering where they went and what they had for dinner. You posted the perfect picture. I felt as if I was right there. And the boulangerie! Thanks.

  2. The boulangerie is so beautiful....the bread would have to taste superior!

  3. Oh Kirsten,
    You really know how to post pictures and writing! How stunning is your post and the colors of Paris. My favorite city! Thanks for coming by and taking a peek at what is in store for Wed. You are a queen, no matter if you don't have a crown! A la prochaine! Anita

  4. Catherine~ Wouldn't you have loved to be a fly on the wall?!

    Anne~ I wonder if bread can be saturated with its surroundings!

    ticklish~ And wish I was there now!

  5. Anita~ Thank you for your always-lovely comments! You are a dear!
    a bientot.

  6. Ohh, Thank you for these wonderful images!! Wish I was standing right there..

    xoxo Noel

  7. You and me both, Noel! Thanks for coming by!

  8. Marais is definitely my favourite part of Paris, your photos bring so many memories, thank you!

    And that boulangerie is amazing!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog, I look forward to your writing prompts.

  9. Polly~ I'll get those prompts going shortly! Thanks for stopping in.

  10. I know that restaurant. Food looks good there, it was named in an article I photographed for a travel magazine. Must be good if Obama is eating there! Carla

  11. great place to visit. thanks for nice picture. See you on my blog also. I have travel blog with a lot of tips.

  12. Carla~ A sweet bistro on a charming little square! I'm still curious how he chose that one. Friend's recommendation?

    easytravel~ Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I'll be sure to check out your blog!

  13. My, oh my. OH. MY. GOODNESS.

    You make me long for Paris. And, I've never been.

  14. Relyn~ Then you're in for a remarkable treat! Let me know when you're going!


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