Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Paris is more than just the Eiffel tower - Parisian pre-Christmas Menagerie

I have visited Paris before, so I knew that I do not want to see the Louvre or other highlights this time. Instead, we played our parisian weekend by the ear and we had fabulous time...

So here is a very random guide to what you can see, if you just keep your eyes open. Somehow it rurned out to be a lots of animals... ;-)

The first finds are from the fantastic department store Le Bon Marché. I love to visit before Christmas as they never fail to offer unusual decorations and here we go this year: Safari Christmas tree or would you prefer nautical theme... ;-)

This little ZOO is entirely made of chocolate, yes CHOCOLATE! And it is one of the best in Paris! (Blog post on food experiences will follow when time allows). The master chocolatier is Jean Charles Rochoux. Click on the link, just the site is amazing, let alone the chocolate!

Another sight we could not miss was this pink elephant! Don't you just love pink plastic? (just kidding) He is made by Stéphane Gautier and you can find out more about him on the parisial gallery website: Galerie Barrou Planquart.

The next experience was a real treat for anyone who originally studied veterinary science (me). The National Museum of Natural Science feels like an old museum at the beginning of the 20th century (at least the old part). There are no funky video instalation or interactive devices, just bones, a loooot of them! But I loved it. If you've ever wondered how a skeleton of a turtle looks like, here is your answer:

For anyone, who is frantically looking for small funky Advents Calendar fillers, we found a great option, cute small horses that should bring luck! Just don't be afraid to enter this shop,it is a harmless enterprise supplying the nearby studying medical students with anything they might possibly need. ;-)

And last but not least this beatiful catch! The Italians also sell a lots of sea creatures but do they display it so well? Feeling like a crab for dinner? Then head to Rue Mouffetard, great spot for eating out or just wondering what is out there.... More about food next time!


  1. YOU Just Completely brightened my day. I think I'm FINALLY ready to take my camera for a walk again . . . This was such a fun post . . thanks!!!

    1. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed taking the shots and I have plenty more... ;-)

  2. Wow! I think I should go to Paris next November. This looks like so much fun!