Un Dimanche a paris.

“I WANT TO BE ALONE” (BUT CHOCOLATE CAKE HELPS!)

Some of my friends think I am strange to want to travel alone. But I have a tendency to introspection, so solo travel helps me to indulge that side of myself.  I can think and contemplate life, and put the world to rights in my head.

Sure I feel lonely sometimes and miss my family, but facing the loneliness is all part of the challenge.  If I can overcome loneliness, look it in the eye and ride alongside, loneliness no longer becomes a threat. Facing my demons is sometimes the only way I can overcome them and they shrink from huge great monsters to tiny little gremlins.

However,  I now have so many friends to see  in Paris,  that I need to take some time out  to be on my own, to think and contemplate and to appreciate the beauty of this wonderful city.

I had Sunday brunch and then a delicious patisserie at un Dimanche a Paris, (with guess who?, the queen of patisserie and chocolate shops.)  Which is situated in the historic Cour de Commerce St Andre in the 6th arrondissement.

http://www.un-dimanche-a-paris.com/

 Le Procope is nearby, reported to be one of the oldest restaurants. where Robespierre and friend met to plan the revolution. and Benjumin Fenklin drafted an alliance with Louis XVI.  The Guillotine was developed in the building opposite and who would think that centuries later we would be eating cakes. . .

library picture. Coer de Commerce St Andre.. Between Boulevard St Germain and Rue St Andre des Arts
The deicious cakes in un Dimanche a Paris.  Spoiled for choice!
Finally decided on these two.
I then wandered off on my own, to the Jardins de Luxembourg. The sun had come out, this was the Paris I love, a place to stroll and relax.  enjoy and recharge my batteries.

I sat watching the children sail boats on the lake.

and then I did a little bit of “what people wear in Paris”
Next  as is my hablt, I caught a bus and rode around,  past Ecole Militaire, Champs de Mars to the Eiffel tower area, where I sat sipping coffee in a cafe relaxed and contemplated life
Ahh!
Denise
Love from Paris.

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  1. What fun to see your photos! I truly understand your need for time alone and of course, being able to travel alone. I love traveling with certain companions (there are some that make it more difficult, I think though)…and with the right companions, a trip can be enhanced as shared. But I think traveling alone has its own awards as well as one can truly be master of the trip and see and do whatever/whenever whim strikes without worry as to the others. However, as you say…anymore…we potentially have so many friends in Paris! (which is a separate special fun). ha! Again…I am enjoying all your posts! Enjoy your time! (as I know you are)

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  2. ahhh what joy to read you Muriel!! I love how you express your desire for alone time… just like me! 🙂 So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Paris as you always do… big hugs xx

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  3. Nice to hear from you Roniece. We missed you. Thanks for the kiwi. I am getting quite a collection, sitting on my shelf.Love Denise

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  4. You are so wise and your comment about facing your fears touched home for me. I will return in July and embrace my time alone. I think it's important to include that solo travel is wonderful, but can have it's lonely times. Everything has 2 sides. Thanks for reminding me that it's all good!

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  5. Having alone time is important to me, too! Having said that, I'm always up for a trip to Un Dimanche a Paris if you want some company. It's one of the many places that I've been meaning to try. I can always be alone after indulging in one of those yummy looking cakes! 😉

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  6. Jane, Yes, solo travel has it's lonely times, but travelling with others has it's downsides too, when you want to get away. You do it well, in that you cultivate friends,so you have the best of both worlds. I admire you for that.It's a date in July…Un Dimanche a Paris Mary Kay, Jane and I will meet there.The girl in Un Dimanche a Paris was funny. When I suggested a certain cake she would wrinkle her nose to put me off till I chose the best!….she was right!

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  7. Love your Blog Denise – especially this post as it's about one of my favorite places in Paris – so glad you liked it there – I was disappointed they didn't have that fabulous new dessert that I enjoyed eating the day before – you'll have to try it when you return in July! That is if they have figured out how not to make it so "fragile"!! LOL! And you know I also like Solo travel – I do enjoy being with others but I also have to have my alone time – sounds like a lot of us feel the same way – maybe that's one reason we all get along so well!

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  8. Another place you have introduced me to Sandy. You do the research and I eat the cake! Great arrangement LOL!One of the great things about OPF/TA friends is we can be alone but also have company when we want….perfect!Love Denise.

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  9. I like travelling alone too – that way there's no issues where one person just wants to chill out in a café, another wants to spend all day in a museum, and another wants to rush around all day seeing 10 different sights! I need to work on not feeling awkward eating by myself though. I think those yummy cakes could help with that 🙂

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