Welcome to French at Heart, a photography blog with few words, but many pictures of a country I love, France. All of the photographs were taken by my husband, Dean Polis, and myself, Dawne, and edited in Adobe Photoshop. If you like what you see, I would be honored if you'd leave a comment. And if you would like to learn our Digital Photography secrets, and make photographs like these yourself, [ oh, yes, you can do it!] we would be happy to lead you on an image making adventure to France with us. You may contact us here or at my email iluvfrance@wildblue.net
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Back From France!

w h e a t  f i e l d s  i n  N o r m a n d y

It's been a long time since I've blogged, and to those who've come by and not found me, I do apologize.  I hit the ground running as soon as we arrived home, and I've barely had time to look at our photos, let alone edit them. But I will share a few, because I know you all love France, like I do!

We landed in Paris early in the a.m. This was my first shot, from the rooftop of Galeries Layfayette

This year I made a point of finding this rue first.  Great street art in Paris, Could be by

Jeff Aerosol, but more likely by Nemo of

 Belleville. Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche is 

considered the narrowest street in Paris. It

is only 1.80 m wide for the whole of its 29m 


I had to make a beeline to my favorite place,

L'Ile St. Louis.

Don't you just love the idea of a little

 island right in the middle of the Seine? 

And wouldn't you love to buy your fruit here?

Then it was off to the 6ème

and the famous place de St.-Germaine-des-Près
[where supposedly Jean Paul Sartre drafted the philosophy of existentialism]

And just a few doors away


The most adorable Art Nouveau resto, and I hope to eat there on my next trip.  But for now, a photo will have to suffice. Have any of you eaten there?

More soon...


  1. I went to Galleries Layfayette when I was in Paris~~I think I bought a bottle of Claude Montana cologne there. I was into fashion then. Not anymore :~)

    But I didn't even know about any of these other places! For now I must rely on you to give me my Paris fix :~)

  2. Hello Dawne

    A big warm return welcome. I have missed you and was thinking of you this evening and so delighted to see your post.

    The images are, as I expected, fabulous and I love your descriptions. Looking forward to seeing more in your future posts.

    Have a glorious weekend and rest.

    Helen xx

  3. Welcome back Dawne and I too have been thinking of you while you have been away.
    Loved seeing your photographs, so beautiful, each one is wonderful and I would so love to be strolling around there right now, seeing all the beauty.

    Have a great weekend

  4. Wonderful to see you back Dawne, I wondered where in the world you were, but I had a sneaky idea it might be France! Wonderful images from you as usual, and that little Seine island is a must for my next Paris visit!
    Much love

  5. I have missed you greatly. You know I love every photo here, especially the one of the dried out heart-shaped vine over the window....just chillingly beautiful. So glad to have you back, Dawne! Anita

  6. Welcome home, chere Dawne!
    How did I miss your posts?
    GORGEOUS photos....I agree with dear Anita, there is something so haunting about the vine...
    it's all so beautiful!!!!!
    St. Louis is magical, I agree!! This is where I want my dream Parisian apartment!
    So glad you are back....
    - Irina

  7. Wow!!! Your photography is amazing . . . every shot should be framed and mounted. Bella.
    Your new found fan and newest follower, Connie :)

  8. Great photos!!

    Sad to see what's become of the street art on the wall of Rue du Chat qui Peche.

    This is what the wall was like when I was there in July 2011.

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