20 January 2018


Sculpture of a man loaded down.

Centre Georges Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou 75004


Next week: photos from remarkable "L'Événement César" that ends March 26

19 January 2018

12 more days

Many shops and cafés keep holiday decorations up all January, and New Year's wishes continue to be sent out til the end of the month.

17 January 2018

Cute on the butte

The tiny new "montmartrobus" is quiet, electricity-powered and its size makes it easier to navigate narrow Montmartre streets.

15 January 2018

13 January 2018

12 January 2018


Carved into a wall above street sign Rue Séguier is "Rue Pavée," its name before the city was expanded.

11 January 2018

9 January 2018

Morning meeting

A round of expressos taken standing before parting for the day.

Most viewed photo 2017

Published November 4, 2017

My Personal Paris: In 2017 FocusOnParis.com received many more visitors than I expected, and from all over the world. Thanks to excellent stats tools we could see that most came from the U.S. and France, followed by Australia, U.K., Israel and Germany. Visitors seemed to love, not necessarily in this order: Paris cafés, streets, anything to do with the Eiffel Tower, food, lifestyle (including art, shopping, interiors, culture, luxury, fashion, architecture, monuments). Many returned to the same photographs again and again, while others would linger for hours at a time. As “3 hours (or less) from Paris” turned out to be very popular, this year I will continue to include photographs from some of my travels. Nouveautés was new and also received many visitors, so I may develop that page more. I’m told that my phone is due for an upgrade but so far so good and the truth is, I’d like to downgrade. Again, I thank everyone and will continue to provide glimpses into *my* Paris, as well as look forward to seeing even more of you in 2018! BPJ

8 January 2018

Palace buffet

A holiday brunch table laid out at Palace Hotel George V.

Four Seasons George V Hotel
31 avenue George V 75008

6 January 2018

Merry markets

Christmas markets were set up on church squares all over the city.


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4 January 2018

3 January 2018

Christmas present

Holiday spirit still going strong at Hermès, Saint Germain.

17 rue de Sèvres 75006

- Winter 2018 soldes January 10 to February 20 -

1 January 2018

Wonder year

Stepping into a winter wonderland and a brand new year.

Hotel Relais Christine
3 rue Christine 75006

- Bonne Année / Happy New Year 2018 -