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The most colorful streets in Paris

Parisian architecture is gorgeous with its Haussmannian buildings, but its streets tend to be rather neutral compared to other large European cities.  Paris being Paris, however, the capital of course boasts some colorful hidden gems, discoverable thanks to vivreparis.fr, who’s put together a list of the city’s most colorful streets.  Now’s the perfect time to head out and celebrate the last days of summer with a stroll along any one these fun, vibrant Paris streets.

 

La rue Androuet, 18e arrondissement de Paris

5 rue Androuet was the canvas for street artist Zouillart, who loves to juxtapose bright colors.  The pink, blue, green, yellow, and red that magnificently pop against pale neighboring buildings all invite passersby to do one thing: take photos!

 

La cour d’Alsace-Lorraine, 12e arrondissement de Paris 

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The storefronts of la cour d’Alsace-Lorraine all boast bright colors.  Reds, blues, and pinks are on display on either side of this small lane in the 12th arrondissement.

 

La rue Crémieux, 12e arrondissement de Paris 

Rue Crémieux is surely the most popular Paris street on Instagram.  Everyday, groups of tourists and instagrammers come to get their photo taken here, much to the chagrin of the buildings’ residents.  Nevertheless, the street is beautiful, with a range of unique colors unlike anywhere else in the capital.

 

La cité du figuier, 11e arrondissement de Paris 

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Situated in the heart of the 11th arrondissement, this small, hidden street isn’t far from rue Oberkampf.  With its blue-turquoise facade, palm trees, and lush vegetation, visitors immediately feel like they’ve been transported to an island where sun and sand are the only concerns.  The perfect spot to soak up the last days of summer.

 

Le quai de Valmy, 10e arrondissement de Paris 

On the quai de Valmy, running right along the canal Saint-Martin, several small boutiques brighten up the neighborhood with their pastel colors.

 

La rue Dieulafoy, 13e arrondissement de Paris

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This street could be just as famous as rue Crémieux.  With its early 20th century architecture, reminiscent of a typical London neighborhood, and its eye-pleasing colors, a little stroll along the picturesque lane will make you feel like you’ve left Paris.

 

 

 

 

Source: Les rues les plus colorées de Paris

Cover Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Yamen [CC BY-SA 4.0]

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