March 2020 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the March 2020 edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!
Each month we feature an inspiring haiku poem by Anna Eklund-Cheong. You will also find a photograph of Paris by Tom Reeves, our restaurant of the month with a link to the review, and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery.
Haiku of the Month
Photo of the Month
Fourteenth Century Clock on the Tour de l'Horloge
Photograph by Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves publishes photographs of Paris on his Paris Insights Facebook page.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
Le Cette offers refined dining just south of boulevard du Montparnasse .
Follow this link and sign in to read our review: http://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php.
Angel of the Month
The Angels of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
Photograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
Constructed under an 1822 royal ordinance in an emerging district of Paris, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Church was part of ‘the new Athens’ where Delacroix and Renoir set up their studios, George Sand and Alexandre Dumas penned their novels and Chopin composed his sonatas. The bourgeoisie and bankers built luxurious residences here and soon, the "demi-mondaines" also came. These women of easy virtue would be ironically nicknamed the "lorettes" after the local church. Charles-Francois Leboeuf-Nanteuil designed its tympan, lushly decorated with a bevy of angels in adoration before the Virgin and child, enthroned beneath an allegorical statue of Charity. Today a historical monument, it remains a parish church.
18 bis rue de Chateaudun, 9th arrondissement (Metro: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette)
To learn about other angels, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.