Place d' Italie, Paris

we took Thalys (ahum... FIRST CLASS) from AMS to Paris...

Bakery near home

If you are to ask me "where is home in Paris?" I would say "my cousin at Place d'Italie, 13th arrondissement of Paris"!

We are staying at his place this time; right in the heart of the 13th arrondissement! Place d'Italie, where the principal districts of the arrondissement (Quartier des Gobelins, the Asian quarter, Butte aux Cailles, etc.) converge, is the center of automobile traffic circulation and a crossroads for most of the métro and bus lines in this part of Paris. It is a major crossing-point for those leaving the city for the suburbs (and vice versa) and for those traveling between Montparnasse and the rive droite (right bank). One of the largest concentrations of Parisian business activity is in the general area of the Place d'Italie.

Furthermore, it is a place for going out at night. The restaurants and cinémas of the Avenue des Gobelins attract many who are in search of diversion. One of the most important movie houses in Paris and the largest 35-millimetre screen in the capital, the Gaumont Grand Écran Italie is directly on the square. One can truly say that the 13th arrondissement revolves around the Place d'Italie, all except for the Paris Rive Gauche district along the Seine.

The mairie of the 13th arrondissement, where my cousin got married...

typical french alley way

dinner at home

and with champagne of course...

and cheese, and wine...


my room, and how messy I am :(


thank you all for stopping by and viewing the post...


  1. i'm totally in love with Paris!

  2. Wowww nice travel and yummi food.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your Paris trip! Looks and sounds like you had an amazing time xx

  4. Beautiful places and yummy foods!
    I think go there by yourself is better than joining a tour.
    When I went there, I couldn't enjoy the food. >.<

    Thanks for sharing.


  5. NIce post
    and your pics are all so lovely.
    Your food pics are mouth watering ♥


  6. Gorgeous location Wow what an amazing experience The food looks divine xoxo cris

  7. Your photos are beautiful. Paris is a wonderful city.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  8. thank you all for the lovely comments...