Le Train Bleu and Le Orsay Transformation...

Bonjour... today's BLUE adventure will begin at Gare de Lyon train station...We will be dining in an absolutely GORGEOUS restaurant... I hope you have lots of time... this is a place to dine slowly... Prepare to be AMAZED as we enter Le Train Bleu...

Gaze around the walls and ceilings... as we enter the dining room...Shall we sit over here... we have a lovely view out the window too
Although I must say it is hard to tear my eyes away from the decor inside the restaurant...Look at these gorgeous moulding, paintings and sculptures...


C'est magnifique, n'est-ce pas?

Not only is the restaurant stunning, but the food is said to be divine... shall we look at the Le Train Blue menu...

Yummy dishes...Decadent Chocolat dessert...
Ooooh lunch was FAB... I think we need to head over to another train station... only it is no longer a train station... once Le Gare de Orsay... NOW Musée d'Orsay... it metamorphosed into a museum in 1986 This musée is now home to French art from 1848 to 1915...Here are a few of my favorite aritists in the museum... starting with my number 1 favorite artist Matisse... though I must say this is NOT one of my fav paintings...
Van Gogh...
Monet... Cezanne...

Manet...Oooh what a fabulous day in Paris... I cannot believe this is our last week in VIRTUAL Paris... le sigh! For our last week...
Tuesday... Another Spectacular Day in Paris, bien sûr!
Wednesday... French School Days with my guest blogger Linda of Lime in the Coconut!
Thursday... A Farewell to Paris party for Tablescape Thursday... and a Fifi Flowers PRINT & NOTECARD GIVEAWAY!!!
Friday... A fashionable voyage home... goodbye to Paris... hello to California!

I hope you ENJOYED my Blue Monday at LeTrain Bleu and Metamorphosis of the Musée d'Orsay... You can see more Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's and Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's !!!

I'm sorry I do not have paintings for today's post... I forgot to bring my brushes and paints along to the Champagne region over the weekend... but I promise to have a small gallery of paintings for you tomorrow! Until then... you can see my paintings at my Painting du Jour Gallery and My Etsy Shop.

Ooops... almost forgot... The WINNERS of my French Cafe Collection Frameable Notecards is BEVERLY of How Sweet the Sound... MILLIE of The Laurel Hedge... PAT @ Mille Fiori Favoriti


37 comments:

Barb said...

What beautiful architecture and art work.
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures.
(I skipped the food pics. I'm hungry and would have gone and pigged out.) =0)
Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Elizabeth said...

I love the gorgeous architecture of the restaurant.
I am hosting 13 giveaways this week. I hope you'll stop by.

Bonjour Madame said...

Love that museum!

Becky K. said...

I would be a "gawking fool" if I were there. Simply gorgeous!

Have a happy Monday!

Knitty said...

What a happy trip you've given us!

Smilingsal said...

So many exciting blues! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Joyce said...

This doesn't happen often- I'm speechless by the beauty! xoxo

xinex said...

How beautiful! So typical of Paris! I don't think Paris has a bad place, everything I have seen there so far is just lovely...Christine

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

FANTASTIQUE!!!

Chandy said...

Very nice post again today Fifi! That food selection got me so hungry! And what a lovely place you showed us today!

Belle of the Ball said...

I LOVE your Pink Trees in Paris! I'm doing a post about it this morning! It totally brings back the beauty and freshness of Paris for me!

Jadehollow said...

WoW Fifi! Oh My Gosh.. how breathtakingly beautiful. So Royal... Thanks for sharing and allowing us along for this adventure. Have a great week.
Hugs,
Debbie

bj said...

Oh, I am enjoying myself in your Paris....Everything posted today here is just breathtaking...
xo bj

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What magnificent architecture! I would love to dine there. The artwork is fabulous too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Linda Merrill said...

Magnifique, cher Fifi! Love the d'Orsay! I literally burst into tears when I saw "Starry Night" there several years ago. I don't know what it was as I'd never been a huge van Gogh fan, but in person, very powerful! Merci pour le tour!

ellen b said...

Oh my word! I've never seen such an elegant place to dine in person...
Yikes it's fabulous.
I'm leaving now to catch my breath...

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

such a delicious post, darling!
xoxo

Tinsie said...

WOW! Does this place really exist? Amazing!!

TRES BELLE said...

Thanks for a lovely tour. But I gotta tell you...they could have put more food on that plate....

Congratulations to the winners of the framable note cards. Lucky winners!!

Kris

Muffy said...

What a lovely post! FANTASTIC!!!

Les Cotrions said...

Stunning photos Fifi! Marvellous restaurant! Ahhh Paris! La ville lumiere est magnifique!
A bientot!
vale

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh how lovely that Restaurant is. wow. who cares what they serve the atmosphere is worth going there alone. and I loved visiting the impressionist at the Museum. A lovely day in deed.

La Belette Rouge said...

I love what the French do with a potato.Really. They can even make them look beautiful. They amaze me.

Cathy said...

What a fun BLUE post...so creative!!!

Happy Blue Monday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Cass @ That Old House said...

Speechless. I am just speechless -- how absolutely gorgeous, and what a testament to man's creativity and abilities, to be able to create such astounding beauty.

Well, I guess maybe not entirely speechless....
Cass

Savvy Mode SG said...

drooling over those foods, esp those pate.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Please stop by my blog and my Three or More Tuesday post.... I have an award for you..... Make sure you pick up the right award... I selected it just for you! Thanks! ~ Susan

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Fifi,

The Restaurant is fabulous, you would feel like a Princess being there.
Also the food looks good.

I would so love, to go and visit that Musee, the huge space and Art is wonderful.

Hugs and enjoy your last week in Paris!
Carolyn

cathy said...

thank you! i hope you are eating some blue cheese as well, bring on that roquefort!

jeanne said...

Hi Fifi, beautiful food in a beautiful place and art too. A winning combination. Congrats to the winners of your sweet cards. Love your post today and always.

Hugs...Jeanne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a gorgeous elegant restaurant!
Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Katherine

Blondie's Journal said...

Fabulous pictures Fifi! Oh, what I wouldn't do to dine in this place. It is just stunning! The food doesn't look too shabby either. ;-)

I received your notecards today. They are so cute! Are they sold in any stores besides your shop? They should be.. I love them. Thank you so much!

Happy Blue Monday!

xoxo
Jane

Beverly said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! I am a winner. I'm so excited. Thank you so much for the great opportunity.

This made my day. I feel oh so special.

Millie said...

Woo Hoo - how exciting! Having been so preoccupied at work this week, I'm only a week late catching up - the story of my life! Oh Fifi, I couldn't be more delighted to be the proud Owner of the stunning Notecards - merci oh talented one!
Millie ^_^

Brillante Home Decor said...

Hi Fifi, another beautiful post and gorgeous images of Paris. Last time I was at Musee d'Orsay (I have to say it...restored as a Museum by the Milanese architect Gae Aulenti) I took a roll of pictures (I still use a Leica)but nothing came out since the film did not load properly! and of course they would have been my best pictures(right?)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Fifi!

I'm so excited to have won the note cards! I'm sorry to took me so long to respond -- I left on my trip to Colorado on April 27 and was "computer free" while there so I could spend all my time with my grandson. Since I've been back I've been ahving a hrad tiem catching up.

I'll send my address pronto!

THANKS SO MUCH!!

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