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rue St-Dominique: rue de l'homme beau

A June 2004 trip to Paris by metrogirl

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Quote: I would like to introduce you to the Paris neighborhood I adopt for each summer. This rue seemed to have more than it's share of handsome and kind men.

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Hotel | "Hôtel St-Dominique"

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The minute I walked into the wooden-beamed lobby, I felt ancient vibes. I could see a tiny peek of a yellow interior court filled with light and a warm breeze told me it was also filled with sweet flowers. Because this is a former convent I felt that this hotel has the romance of tangible historical aura, without the tackiness that is sometimes seen with a conversion. But in some rooms it is evident that decorator must have been a huge fan of historical toile fabric, as they suffer a bit for the over-exuberant use of the print on pillows, bed covers, walls, door-backs and curtains. But I have had the stayed here on a number of occasions and sampling several of the 34 chambers. Some are not s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 12, 2004

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62 RUE SAINT DOMINIQUE
Paris, France
33 1 47 05 51 44

Thoumieux

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Restaurant

Thoumieux Photo, Paris, France
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I could no longer resist the delightful aromas wafting up into my hotel room that overlooked this restaurant’s front door. Once inside, I was immediately charmed with the décor of red-velour banquettes, yellow walls, globe lights, rows of small tables, and an old-fashioned bistro zinc bar with mirrors. Bustling, handsome waiters in white aprons efficiently attended to a nice mixed crowd of diners. The owners are proud of their new business cards. For an appetizer, we naturally ordered the escargot, as Thoumieux has been "a constant member of the snail elite" for over 50 years. Needless to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 11, 2004

Thoumieux
79, rue St. Dominique
Paris, France 75007
+33 1 47 05 49 75

Mégarte

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Attraction

Mégarte Photo, Paris, France
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On our way to spend a quiet afternoon on the Champs du Mars sketching and picnicking, my husband and I took a new down rue Monttessuy. My attention was captured by some great architectural drawings beautifully displayed in a shop window just in site of the Eiffel Tower. I pushed open the door and entered the world of Michel Fresnay and his père go who are both passionately fond of graphic representation of architecture in its decorative form. My "architect glands" were salivating seeing all the intricate architectural elevations, perspectives, plots and projects, treated in black and white or in luscious color. Michel was warm and cordial (AND very, very handsome!)and with inf...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

Mégarte
16 rue de Monttessuy
Paris, France