P = Parc Monceau with Beryn

Today I give you GUEST BLOGGER Beryn Hammil of Beryn Hammil Designs... and her account of a Saturday in Paris through these gates...
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Saturday morning we slept in and by noon meandered outside to find it a brisk, sunny day. We started walking, again in no particular direction, and eventually found ourselves in our favorite little area, Parc Monceau. It's a neighborhood park where people of all ages can find nature in the midst of their urban life. An ancient stone arch spans a sidewalk, a stone gazebo provides shade from the summer sun, and children chase pigeons here just like anywhere else in the world.

(image via Beryn)

Parc Monceau, a little neighborhood park

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(image via Beryn)

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(image via Beryn)

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At one end of the park is a little treasure of a museum, Musée Cernuschi. It's once private collection devoted to ancient Asian art, and especially Chinese pieces, is now open to the public, and at no charge. A 12' tall sculpture of Buddha seated on an ebony marble base dominates one section of the building, and from here one can wander in and out of various rooms, each focusing on a different period. Few people seem to know about this gem of a museum, and even fewer tourists, but it's well worth the visit.

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Twelve foot tall Buddha sculpture dominates the Musée Chernuschi main hall...

(image via Beryn)

From the museum we continued our neighborhood wandering in the 17th Arondissement until we got hungry. Lunch in a bistro, Café Monceau, consisted of "mille feille d'aubergine et boeff," a delicious turine of eggplant and ground beef baked lasagne style and served with a green salad. I resisted temptation and didn't order the apple tart, which looked fabulous.


dining room...
private room... j'adore the red chandelier...
and the bar...
 
Merci Beaucoup Beryn for a FABULOUS day in the Parc Monceau and Café Monceau... I quite ENJOYED it and LOVE your photos... oui... I was inspired to paint...




Ooooh and next time Beryn order the apple tart... you only live once!!!

ENJOY your week... and be sure to come back for MORE A to Z Challenge... April in Paris!!!
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