Galerie Vivienne and République, Paris !!!

And the saga continuos with love and care of these wonderful old posts that I have come to life and me rejoicing with pleasure of seeing them again, and of course, thanks to you my dear readers over these last 10 years plus. Hope you enjoy this one from 2016 in my eternal Paris!

For those new to my blog, I used to worked in Paris for about 9 years while living next door in Versailles, the best 1-2 punch you can have. I have since, moved to Bretagne in the Morbihan Breton for the last 9 years (as of 2020) ,where I currently live and work.  Going to Paris is an every month event even if sometimes the possible business trips do not allow for much picture taking, this time was an exception as I had a whole day and half for me so indulge once again in the city beautiful, Paris.

The Galerie Vivienne is one of the historical cross over existing in Paris where under roof you have stores, restos etc that will take you from one street to the other on a covered passageway or gallery.  This Galerie Vivienne is 176 meters long by 3 meters wide; about 581 feet by 10 feet. The facades of the gallery are found on streets such as 4 rue des Petits-Champs, 5-7 rue de la Banque and 6 rue Vivienne; closest metro is Bourse on line 3 from where I was staying by pl de la République was a nice walk. The galerie were built in 1823.




It has been remodeled and it looks just gorgeous; the wonderful  Librarie Jousseaume (bookstore of old and new) and the Bistrot Vivienne are two of my frequent stops there and revisited!

Librarie Jousseaume:

Bistrot Vivienne

The official webpage for the Galerie Vivienne:

The Paris tourist office on the Galerie Vivienne:

Moving along rue Réaumur turn right and head for the Place de la République. Well written on it before, a must in Paris and the center of Parisien intricacies from all walks of life. I stayed on Hôtel Meslay République here on 3 Rue Meslay.(see post). Smallist hotel but the rooms in the 3rd floor are big and quiet. Breakfast serve on the vault basement in stones very quaint and of course steps from the Place de la République and the metro webpage:


I had my first night dinner at an old favorite simple place good for all visitors , that is Pizza Pino.  There I had my Palerme chorizo pizza with a nice quart (1/4 bottle) of rosé luberon region wine and the café plaisir , sort of coffee and sweets in one plate. all for 26 euros. The pizzerias are very popular andhave eaten at their other locations in Paris too, see post. webpage:


The rest was spent walking around, what better way to visit Paris than to walk and soak in the beauty ,the architecture, the ambiance that is all Paris. You know it, walk and walk. Paris is eternal you know!!

And remember, happy travels, good health,and many cheers to all!!!!

2 Comments to “Galerie Vivienne and République, Paris !!!”

  1. I’ve eaten at a pizza place on the Place de la République, no longer recall the name but the pizza was délicieux! Avec un œuf à cheval.

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