March 13, 2015

French Friday: Bicyclette

13 mars 2015 {71/365} « Bicyclette »

Despite the gorgeous pastries in the windows of Angelina on the rue de Rivoli, this pretty bicyclette with its Tiffany blue paint, gold fenders, and rattan basket beckoned to me. Do you think its owner would mind if I just took it for a little spin around the Right Bank? I'd head to the rue Cambon to faire la lèche-vitrine chez Chanel; stop for a kir in the courtyard of the Hôtel Costes; circle the Place Vendôme to check on the progress of the Ritz renovation; continue to the rue de la Paix and Repetto where I'd shop for some cute, pedal-friendly ballet flats; meander blissfully around the Opéra District and the Palais Royal, taking in the beautiful Paris architecture before a leisurely stroll through the Tuileries gardens. Doesn't that sound lovely?  Now, if I only could find another bike to borrow on the Left Bank ;-)