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July 2023 - Paris Panorama

Welcome to the final edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!

Since February 2014, our monthly newsletter has featured a haiku poem, a photograph of Paris, our favorite restaurant of the month, and an angel of the month.

We regret to announce that this will be the last of the Paris Panorama series.

We thank Anna Eklund-Chung for her inspiring poems and Rosemary Flannery for her sublime angels.

Bonne lecture!


Haiku of the Month


July Haiku
Haiku by Anna Eklund-Cheong


Photo of the Month

 Eiffel Tower viewed from Les Invalides

Eiffel Tower Viewed from Les Invalides
Photograph by Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves contributes photographs of Paris to the Paris Insights Facebook page.

Our Restaurant of the Month

This month's restaurant of the month, La Truffière, is our most favorite.  We have dined here on many occasions and have always enjoyed an exquisite meal and great service.

We invite our readers to read our reviews at the following link: (sign in to gain access to the reviews).

La Truffière

La Truffière
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris

La Truffière offers refined dining just off Place de la Contrescarpe in the Latin Quarter.


Angel of the Month

 Angel of the Month - July 2023

Chartres Sundial Angel
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris

For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:

While visiting wonderful Chartres, I was struck by this smiling angel holding a giant sundial on a southern buttress of the famous cathedral. The cathedral’s beginnings date to 1126, and like so many of the great sacred temples of France, it has endured the passage of centuries and of countless re-workings. It appears that only the canopy crowning the angel is original; the angel and its sundial are 19th century copies of medieval artistry. The originals can be viewed in the sanctuary’s crypt.

The sundial bears the date of 1528, the year of the installation of the astronomical clock in the cathedral. The Renaissance passion for measuring instruments engendered many such sundials featuring Roman numerals. The curly-haired angel with his gentle smile, dressed in a finely-chiseled draped gown, is typical of the Romanesque/Gothic style of the mid-12th century.

Cathédral Notre-Dame de Chartres
16 Cloitre Notre Dame
28000 Chartres

One hour by train from the Gare de Montparnasse

To learn about other angels, follow this link:  Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.

Rosemary Flannery is an experienced artist currently creating portrait drawings from photos.  Click here to learn more:

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2023