Thursday, 6 February 2014

A la gaîté

Gaîté translates as joyfulness, gaiety, cheerfulness, playfulness... If you were standing with VDP looking at à la gaîté café, you'd have Notre-Dame covered market behind you and the antiques district to your right! This sign tells us that there have been food and drink here for a long time!

Si vous étiez avec VDP au moment où ces photos du café à la gaîté ont été prises, vous auriez les halles Notre-Dame derrière vous et le quartier des antiquaires, dit de la geôle, à votre droite. Ce panneau nous indique que la maison a depuis longtemps été un lieu de libations !

22 comments:

Olivier said...

l'enseigne est magnifique et je connaissais pas ce terme de "libations" (mais merci internet)

Sylvia K said...

I'm ready to go eat now!!

RedPat said...

I'm up for some gaite! (Don't know how to do the accents. ;-)) )

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I could use with some gaiety at the moment!! Neat cafe'

Jack said...

Nothing wrong with a little gaiety. Come to think of it, nothing wrong with a lot of gaiety.

LONDONLULU said...

Send some gaiety this way - it'll brighten any dreary winter!:) Lovely place, would enjoy poking around antiques nearby too.

Bob Crowe said...

Makes me thing of Gaîté Parisienne. Not enough room for a can-can.

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful location!

Randy said...

Looks like a nice place.

Thérèse said...

Une merveilleuse enseigne. J'espère qu'après les libations le gîte est offert!

Stuart said...

What a great, I presume hand-carved, sign !

Bergson said...

les libations continuent !

llandudnopictures said...

Ah, a perfect place for a beverage... or two.

Tanya Breese said...

the sign conveys the meaning well!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Cafe, markets and antiques.. Oh la! Sounds like the perfect threesome :)

Lowell said...

It appears to be a delightful little place and so much nicer than all the chain cafes and restaurants we have in this country. Unique is sometimes good in and of itself. I would think, though, you French folks are more hardy than I, sitting outside in the winter to eat and drink! :)

Halcyon said...

I am feeling happier just looking at it! Have you tried this place before? I bet it's nice in spring/summer.

VP said...

To sit outside in February they must be cheerful and optimistic...

Small City Scenes said...

Eat, drink and be merry---that says it all. MB

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Looks very enjoyable and I like the bits of bright color.

~Lindy

EG CameraGirl said...

I'll be there as soon as I can!

Loree said...

Sounds like we would be in the perfect place.