15 Classic Parisian Street Views

31 July 2015
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We turn away from the touristy, brand-name-emblazoned boulevards of Paris this week to wander down quieter streets. Artfully designed and carefully curated, each shop window and building exterior adds another layer to the beauty of the city.

See 15 lovely storefronts that will make you want to embark on your own Parisian adventure.


 Explore Merci's vast book collection, eclectic fashion choices, and unique furniture selection. Photo: @antonia_opera

Boulangerie Stephane Secco

 Savor the taste of a fresh croissant or delicious macaron at this quintessential French bakery (101 rue de Rennes; +33-1-45-48-35-79). Photo: @arianaluna11

Au Levain d'Antan

 Take a break from the hills of Montmartre. Sit down at Au Levain d'Antan for one of the best baguettes in town. Photo: @desrosesetdescamelias


 Step inside Deyrolle for a gorgeous, museum-like look at the world of taxidermy. Photo: @gabugabunomu

Le Petit Zinc

 Beautiful architecture and food to match await you at Le Petit Zinc. Photo: @ilincaharry

Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole

 End your tour of Notre Dame with a meal at Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole. Photo: @jchang5

La Tresorerie

 Due for an apartment makeover? Shop to your heart's content at La Tresorerie. Photo: @latresorerie

Saint-Paul Le Marais

 Not all stores need a roof. Some are just serendipitously stumbled upon (like this one on rue Saint-Paul Le Marais). Photo: @leabrds


 Take in the view of Notre Dame from the tiny but always packed Esmerelda. Photo: @masljr

La Maison Rose

 Enjoy dining en plein air at La Maison Rose in Montmarte. Photo: @rozemarijnelize

Buly 1803

 Enter luxurious fragrance shop Buly 1803, and be transported back two centuries. Photo: @salut.km

Ines De La Fressange

 Ines de la Fressange is the lasting style legacy of one of the most fashionable women of Paris. Photo: @shingoes

La Maison Plisson

 After selecting fresh ingredients for dinner, sit back and relax at La Maison Plisson. Photo: @streetandfood

Marche Aux Fleurs

 Breathe deeply. The flora is well and truly on display at the Marche aux Fleurs. Photo: @lylybye

Boot Cafe

 Inside a former cobbler shop, the charming Boot Cafe pulls espressos to, well, reboot you. Photo: @syjonas

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