published in Beauty, Dreams/Goals, Gratitude, Inspiration, Travel, Writing by Maryanne | September 21, 2016

A Few More Pretty Paris Pics



Garnier Opera House, Paris

 “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

– Gustave Flaubert


Well, I made it back home safe and sound to Sidney…and to a very happy Sadie 🙂

I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to have visited Paris and to have had such a perfect apartment to stay in and write in.

As promised, here are some more gorgeous photos from our last few days in Paris, as well as several neat quotes:


Small section of the Palace of Versailles, France


 “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

– Henry Miller


Chapel inside the Palace of Versailles



Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles


“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

– Miriam Beard


Close-up of the Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles



A pop of pink in the Palace of Versailles


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain


Looking out a window, Palace of Versailles




Just one garden of many on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles




Garnier Opera House, Paris




This stunning room in the Garnier Opera House was inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles



MA & Tracey enjoying a verre du vin blanc, Paris 🙂

“Traveling is food for the soul.” 

– Anon



Salad at La Grille restaurant in Sceaux, France…complete with eye dropper full of olive oil 🙂



Taking a break from writing, Sceaux Park, France

 “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

– Douglas Adams

Hah hah! Merci beaucoups for reading my Paris blogs 🙂 and have a lovely week!

Other Paris blogs by Maryanne:

Je Voyage à Paris!

Je suis arrivé à Paris!

Deux Pope à Paris :)

Lost in the Louvre

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.







  1. Kathleen on September 21st, 2016 at 11:14 am:

    So enjoyed your Paris travel pictures! Would love to follow your footsteps!

  2. Maryanne on September 26th, 2016 at 12:29 pm:

    Bonjour Kathleen! I hope you will get a chance to visit Paris 🙂

    So glad you enjoyed the photos! Take care and I hope all is well with you,

  3. Fred Stephen on October 4th, 2016 at 8:42 pm:

    Welcome back! Maybe I’ll get to seeyou on my brief visit to Victoria this weekend.

  4. Maryanne on October 5th, 2016 at 8:50 am:

    You will indeed, Fred! I will see you at Dave & Heathe’s on Sunday for Thanksgiving Dinner 🙂
    See you then!

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