Paris in October – part 16 – My home away from Home

Here are some photos I took of the apartment where we stayed. The apartment was at Number 6, Rue St. Louis en L’Ile. This was an outstanding choice of location and of apartment. It had charm, convenience, and comfort. The bedrooms were a touch petite, but it was never a problem. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Our landlady, Francoise, was super charming and met us the day we arrived with a bottle of wine and a plate of cheeses she bought down the street at the fromagerie.

I was utterly charmed by the arrangement of this little velvet-covered chair in the dining room, next to the Chinese style sideboard.

Chair, Dining Room Window
Chair, Dining Room Window

The living room featured a chaise lounge by Le Corbusier. I suspect it is an original, based on the wear on the cowhide cover.

Le Corbusier Chaise, Living Room
Le Corbusier Chaise, Living Room

Looking out the living room window, this is the view when you look straight out.

Window, Number 6, Rue St Louis en L'Ile
Window, Number 6, Rue St Louis en L’Ile

Looking up the street on a sunny day:

Rue St. Louis in the Sun
Rue St. Louis in the Sun

And on a rainy day:

Rue St. Louis in the Rain
Rue St. Louis in the Rain

The Rue St. Louis is very busy with pedestrians all day, although it may not look as such down at my end of the street. A block further up is where the shops, art galleries, restaurants and food sellers begin.

This archway was directly across the street from our apartment, where the Rue St. Louis took a right turn to go out to the quay.

Archway, Rue St. Louis
Archway, Rue St. Louis

Even though it was raining, I stepped out on the balcony and looked down, to see this scene of the woman with red pants crossing the street:

Woman Crossing Rue St. Louis in the Rain
Woman Crossing Rue St. Louis in the Rain

Here is the Eglise St. Louis en L’Ile with its clock, up close, which you can see in the background of the sunny and rainy shots of the Rue St. Louis:

Eglise St Louis En L'Ile
Eglise St Louis En L’Ile

The église St. Louis has a gorgeous baroque interior replete with dark wood paneling, stained glass, and surprisingly enough magnificent altarpieces that somehow managed to survive the upheaval of the French Revolution. They regularly have concerts there as well as services, and it is well worth popping in if you’re passing by.

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