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a Stroll Through Rue Crémieux | Paris

3.16.2016
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris
Rue Cremieux Paris

Tucked among the busy Parisian streets of the 12th arrondissement is Rue Crémieux, a colorful block of 35 two-story terraced homes where the residents had one day collaboratively decided to paint their exteriors in a melange of bold and muted hues surprisingly different from the surrounding wash of creamy white Haussmannians we're all used to seeing in Paris. 

As you stroll along, your attention is quickly drawn to the beautiful array of potted flora and the details of each window and shutter and doorknob. The symmetry and rhythm of colors harmonize wonderfully together. It’s easy to linger about while every so often a homeowner steps out of or into their home, making you remember there are actual people living behind all the pretty facades you're photographing!

If you happen to be in or around the 12th arrondissement, you may just want to make a quick stop to take in this uniquely colorful street…

13 comments

  1. Love all the colours, what a bright and cheery place to live

    Mollyxxx

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  2. A feast of sorbet colors. I wonder how they decided on the complementary hues? Even their container gardens are pleasing to the eye. I'm thinking how it would be to ride my bike on those cobbles. Bumpy!

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  3. This is so beautiful, Catherine! Really! I had no idea there was this pocket of color in Paris. Add it to my list for my next visit.

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  4. Just so beautiful: I've wanted to walk this street for ages and will definitely do next trip! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Gorgeous shots. I wish I would have known of this neighborhood when we were in Paris. It is so very pretty.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

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  6. The potted plants are exactly what caught my eye. I love how the residents collaborated to make the area what they envisioned!

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  7. So pretty and colourful. Thanks for sharing, you showed it so well.

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  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  9. So pretty, love your pics, as always! I discovered the street last year when I was staying near the Gare de Lyon. Such a beautiful little secret. Hope all is well!! xx

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  10. this looks like a charming place to visit for a stroll. I love the colours they have painted their apartments. We stayed in a friend's apartment in Bercy when we visited 10 yeas ago. Yes, one must remember one is taking photos of houses where people live! enjoy!

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