Parisian Living

I Know I’m in Paris When…

by Tory Hoen
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Tory Hoen

Tory Henwood Hoen is a former Paris resident who now lives in Brooklyn. Her debut novel, The Arc, is available in bookshops near you and online View Tory Hoen's Website

17 comments on “I Know I’m in Paris When…

Gretchen Harnick

I know I’m in Paris when I hear the unique sirens, amongst the whir of traffic, while enjoying the longest short coffee with a big grin on my face. Just because I’m back in my love-city.

I know I’m in Paris when I don’t dare snack between meals. To do this would be uncivilized.

I like the dead pigeon comment!! So true!

Oh, Paris! It’s so hard not to love her!!!!!

Love this. I know I’m in Paris when all ice disappears and I have to beg the waiter for a glass of tap water 🙂

Maria @ Scandifoodie

I adore your photos! You really make me miss Europe, I am dreaming of going to France to see my brother and my cousin!

I must not be walking down the same streets – I only ever see the living pigeons causing trouble for pedestrians and motorists! Awesome post.

YES. The Au Nom De La Rose shops on the corners especially.

And it’s always that first “whoosh” of the Metro arriving that lets me know I’m at my heart’s home.

i miss paris each day more and more wishing i could go back to that lovely piece of heaven. Montmartre was my favorite part of paris, yes there are a million stairs and steep streets but i can over look those for the beautiful church and the main center filled with cafes and artists lined around painting and selling their works. my absolute favorite part of paris that i miss is the food! i devoured loves of baguettes, cheese, crepes, pastries, steak and a bottle of wine a night and i didn’t gain an ounce of weight! oh paris how i miss you! *sigh* I also have a great photo of some gorgeous yellow roses that I insisted my hubbie stop and take. We have given this photo to two of my best friends as house warming gifts. It is one of my daily reminders of my most amazing trip to Paris…..

Those roses and the pigeons…so spot on. I always feel like I’m crazy when I tell people the quirky reasons I love it here — it seems they expect to hear “baguettes and cheese” but there’s so much more. Great post.

Not Hip Enough To Blog

Ahhhhhhhh!! I so badly want to be back in Paris!!! My favourite neighbourhood is Montmartre. I see Gene Kelly dancing up the walls every time!

Very true. I love that the French still revere mealtime, and it’s a time when everyone is fully “present.” I’m not sure that ever happens to me in New York!

So true…
I love this article.
Have a beautiful day in Paris and everywhere else…

Happy City

So true!

Love the anecdote about your boyfriend the clock 🙂

Big hugs xx

Camille @ Paris in Pink

I would love to see Paris..and I hopefully will do it soon:)
Then I will read here for good tips:)
Have a lovely day.)

AmyPunky Photography

So funny (especially the dead pigeon!)! About not getting fat, it’s probably because you take more time to eat! We love to spend hours eating and talking here! We hate to eat while walking or working! 😉

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