Paris is not all about the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, Louvre and Champs-Elysée…there are so many other places to visit while staying here and on the weekends, when I’m free from my daily full-time job, I try to set off to a new and by me, undiscovered area in Paris. Last week I found myself on this very colorful street, Rue de Crémieux. For a moment I thought I was at Olufsvej in Copenhagen, also a street with colorful townhouses in my neighborhood or even at Portobello road in London. Amazing that Paris has got this diversity, not only Haussmannien buildings in this town.
The street was constructed in 1857 and was opened 1865 as Avenue Millaud but was later in 1897 named after Adolphe Crémieux. Not until 1993 Rue Crémieux became a pedestrian street where you now find townhouses with beautiful pastel colors, wall paintings, trompe l’œil‘s…bikes leaning towards the house walls, plants and flowers in pots lined up along the houses.
Just by walking on this street you can feel that the people here are happy and living in harmony…the positive energy is flowing! Don’t miss this treasure in Paris ;-)
Rue de Crémieux 75012 Paris – closest metro: Quai de la Rapée and Gare de Lyon
Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s
Rue Crémieux – a colorful gem in Paris where the sun is always shining
Bikefriendly street in Paris – I love that!
Beautiful rose and more wall art at Rue Crémieux
The gatekeepers, canards (ducks) and le chat noir (black cat)
House painted in green with lovely purple wistaria (glycine in French)
House in purple with a swallow painted on the wall
Cat hunting some birds – trompe l’œil at Rue Crémieux