What I love most of Paris is that, wherever you go, you always find something amazing to discover and immortalize with your camera. Yesterday, Medjy and I decided to explore Rue Crèmieux: a colorful gem in the French capital. This narrow pedestrian street is located in the 12th district (arrondissement), not too far from the busy Gare de Lyon.
Originally called Rue Millaud, the street was constructed in 1857 and opened 1865. Later, in 1897, it was renamed after Alphonse Crémieux (30 April 1796 – 10 February 1880), a French-Jewish lawyer and politician who wrote a decree giving French nationality to Jewish people in Algeria.
Rue Crèmieux reminds me a mix of Notting Hill Portobello Road and Burano’s charming streets (a little island in the north of Venice). If you have visited at least one of them you will surely understand what I mean. Lined with terraced houses all painted in pastel hues, the road differs from any other in Paris. Each building is characterized by singular details, such as trompe-l’œil murals, ancient clocks or unusual objects laying behind the windows. While walking on the street, Medjy and I almost forgot we were in Paris. The bucolic atmosphere you can breath here makes an incredible contrast with the most common grey Haussmannian buildings of the capital. So, if you are looking for something charming, unusual and not mentioned in many tourist books, make sure to visit this picturesque place.
Now, I let you discover all the different hues of this candy street!
Rue Crèmieux: street sign
The pink house
Blue like the sky
The lilac house and the mag pie painted on the wall
The blue door and the clock
Peach hues and the Gecko
The ginger catchasing the bird
Ohh, look! I feel like in Notting Hill… Say hello!
Oh Gosh! How long does it take to get ready? The world is waiting for us!
Darling, we live in the most beautiful street of Paris!