Paris in July

I’m a little behind in my blog posts. Summer has been ‘non-stop’, just the way I like it. In July I spent a few weeks at my family home in Normandy (see earlier post here). I was traveling with my two boys. They’ve spent every summer in France since they were babies, it has always been a priority for me to make it happen. I didn’t want them to experience their other country as tourists, but always in full cultural immersion, with family. July at Papy and Mamie’s house has always been one of the highlights of the year for them. You can also imagine how much my parents value those priceless visits.

We usually travel to other european countries as well during our visit but this summer was a shorter trip so we stayed mostly on the coast and traveled to Paris for 3 days.

As you know, I travel and take pictures for a living, so the camera takes a back seat during my family vacations. Of course, the camera is with me every step of the way and I make it a challenge in limitations to only grab shots here and there while on our daily outings.

I travelled with my trusted Fujifilm X100F and switched from B&W to Classic Chrome depending on the subject and the light throughout the day.

Here are a few of my favorite pics from those 3 days in Paris with my kids. I’m going back there next month and I can’t wait to share more scenes of everyday life with you soon.

Please share a few words in the comment section below.

A bientôt!


©Valérie Jardin - Paris-7

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-18

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-15

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-22

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-2


©Valérie Jardin - Paris-1

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-3

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-10

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-4

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-13

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-14

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-17

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-23

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-8

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©Valérie Jardin - Paris-21

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-6

©Valérie Jardin - Paris-9

25 thoughts on “Paris in July

  1. Wonderful photos, specially the one at the Sacristie. Like you, I also travel a lot (soon Alaska and Japan) taking photos, but lately I have been spending a lot more time exploring local and regional opportunities that could be considered to be “hiding in plain sight.” Usually, I’m the only person around with a camera, which presents another set of issues these days, but I’m constantly amazed by how much we miss seeing when our eyes are focused on faraway lands. So, staying around the familiar can be just as photographically satisfying as a neighborhood that took a 1,500 mile trip to get there. You’ve proven that.


  2. I love all of the moods you’ve captured here, from the motion-blur of the tango dancers to the stillness of all those readers and writers. Thank you for whisking me away on a virtual tour of my favorite city — and my best wishes for a lovely visit with your family!


  3. As ever, lovely & respectful slices of Parisian life.
    I’m looking forward to learning on my own ‘Paris in September/October’!


  4. Valerie, I so appreciate your imagery. Always gracious, intimate, alluring or surprising. Your appreciation and connection to people is gently rendered, allowing for a balance between our inquiry and respect for space and privacy. Love it!


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