Flâneur and Photographer, Episode 478

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Categories: Paris, Photography

In Flâneur and Photographer you'll join Annie Sargent and photographer Gregg Rutter as they embark on a picturesque journey through Paris. This episode delves into Gregg's experiences and discoveries in the city, offering a unique perspective on Parisian life and culture.

Gregg's photography is going to be displayed at the Alliance Française Mineapolis in Feb 2024.

Becoming a Flâneur and Photographer

Gregg's adventure starts at the Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Près, a hotel with an ideal location near Pont Neuf and Notre Dame. He also attends a Photography Workshop with Serge Ramelli, enhancing his photographic skills.

The episode features visits to cultural landmarks like the Picasso Museum, Carnavalet Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Rodin Museum, and Orangerie Museum. Additionally, Gregg shares insights into photographing around the Musée du Louvre, especially on Tuesdays when it's closed to the public.

Listeners will also enjoy Gregg's culinary recommendations, from enjoying cream puffs at Odette to dining at various Parisian restaurants like Ostra Paris and Le Zimmer. For those seeking literary inspiration, Gregg suggests several book titles that offer deeper insights into Paris's historical and artistic landscape.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in photography, Parisian art, culture, and cuisine. Whether you're planning a trip to Paris or simply dreaming of the city, Gregg's experiences will surely inspire and inform.


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Recommended in this Episode

Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Près–Great location near the Pont Neuf and Notre Dame. Annie has stayed at this hotel and can recommend it personally. They won’t make your room every day (it’s more of a long-stay hotel) but they have a lobby that offers lots of services.

Photography Workshop with Serge Ramelli

Picasso Museum in Paris

Carnavalet Museum in Paris

Musée d'Orsay

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Rodin Museum

Orangerie Museum

Photography around the Musée du Louvre on Tuesdays (when it's closed). Explore the lowest levels at the Louvre where you can see the old ramparts and moat. You don't need a ticket to see that part, but you do need to get through security.

Don't have breakfast at the hotel in Paris, it's better to go sit at a café and watch the world go by!

The cream puffs at Odette (start of the Latin Quarter Tour)

Paris Restaurant Recommendations

  • Ostra Paris – had just very very recently opened – 17 rue du Petit Pont, 75005
  • Le Zimmer – 1 Place du Chatelet, 75001
  • L’Atlas – 11 rue de Buci, 75006
  • Le Temps des Cerises – 31 rue de la Cerisaie, 75004
  • Le Fumoir – 6 rue de l’Amiral de Coligny, 75001
  • Opium La Cabane, Bar à Huîtres – 44 rue Dauphine, 75006
  • Le Mabillon – 164 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
  • Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole – 24 rue Chanoinesse, 75004. The setting is lovely and the food is OK.
  • La Palette – 43 rue de Seine, 75006
  • Café Campana au Musée d'Orsay - 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007. The food is quite good for a museum restaurant.
  • Le Consulat – 18 rue Norvins, 75018 where the food was surprisingly good.
  • Huguette Bistro de la Mer – 81 rue de la Seine, 75006
  • Vins des Pyrenees – 25 rue Beautreillis, 75004. Great classic French food.

Book Recommendations

Paris, the Novel, by Edward Rutherford, historical fiction
Seven Ages of Paris, by Alistair Horne, history
In Montmartre, by Sue Roe about the art scene
In Montparnasse, by Sue Roe about the art scene
The Paris Bookseller, by Kerri MaherEve, about the writing scene in Paris
My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prudhomme
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

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Oyster restaurant in Paris
Oyster restaurant in Paris, photo credit Gregg Rutter
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Categories: Paris, Photography