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not to be missed streets in paris

It’s official: Paris is the prettiest city in the world! Okay, maybe only in my opinion. However, a walk down these pretty Paris streets may just convince you to feel the same way. And (if you don’t already) perhaps you’ll start believing that the city of love is a place worth returning to again, and again… and again! After all one of the biggest draws of Paris is its cobble lined streets, wide leafy boulevards, and sidewalk cafés.

Rue des Rosiers

Situated in the very heart of le Marais, Rue des Rosiers is one of those streets that makes you feel like you’re strolling through the Paris straight from a movie. A cobbled lane filled with cafés, eateries, and independent boutiques, Rue des Rosiers is easily one of the most iconic streets Paris has to offer. Oh, and while there be sure not to miss the world famous L’As du Fallafel. Located at number 34 Rue des Rosiers, I’ve never tasted such good falafel (and at such a good price too!)

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Rue des Barres

Trailing ivy covers the house at the end of the road and the cobbled nature of the alley means that few cars can, or even will venture up this narrow lane. Rue des Barres is the perfect location to sip on an espresso and escape the hustle and bustle of le Marais. Here lies your opportunity to stroll down one of Paris’ prettiest streets, camera in one hand, curiosity in the other…

Rue des Barres, Paris, France: A Guide to finding the prettiest streets in the city of Love (including Rue Cremieux, Rue des Barres, Rue Nicolas Flamel) and more!Rue des Barres, Paris, France: A Guide to finding the prettiest streets in the city of Love (including Rue Cremieux, Rue des Barres, Rue Nicolas Flamel) and more!

Rue Chanoinesse

There are as many secrets and little pieces of history hidden along Rue Chanoinesse as the road is old. Home to one of the best cafés in Paris, and even a courtyard paved with repurposed gravestones, this street is a mere’s stone throw away from Notre Dame.

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Rue Cremieux

Full of colourful houses and plenty of cats, Rue Cremieux has become pretty ‘insta famous’ in the past few years. And for good reason. You can’t stroll down this street without snapping at least one or two of the colourful houses and quirky architecture. This road is barely a few hundred meters away from Bastille Opera, home to Paris’ other opera house and once home to the infamous pre-revolution prison, Bastille.

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Square de Montsouris

Don’t let the name fool you! This ‘square‘ is actually one of the prettiest streets in Paris and it’s close to one of the most picturesque parks in the city, Parc de Montsouris. Square de Montsouris is located in the 14e arrondissement of the city and is a great place to wander around if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of tourists surrounding more ‘famous’ parts of the city.

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Rue de l’Abreuvoir

Of all the pretty Paris streets listed here, I think that Rue de l’aubreuvoir must be my favourite! The pink house of Montmartre sits at one end of the street, Place Dalida at the other end. Rue de l’Aubreuvoir is like stepping into Paris of the past, only this time with selfie sticks and proper waste facilities! Here you’ll find a cute cobbled road, plenty of trailing ivy and few tourists.

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Rue Lamarck

Okay, just one more street in Montmartre, I promise! Then we’ll go and explore some other parts of the city… So, I know everyone just loves exploring around the Parvis de Sacré Coeur, the Sinking House of Montmartre, and the likes, but the other day I was strolling through the back streets of Montmartre when I stumbled on this gem… The café of le Refuge is perched on the steps leading down from the top of the Montmartre hill and looks like it’s come straight out of the last century.

Rue Lamarck, Paris, France: A Guide to finding the prettiest streets in the city of Love (including Rue Cremieux, Rue des Barres, Rue Nicolas Flamel) and more!

Rue Nicolas Flamel

Yes, you read that correctly. No, I am not making this up. Nicolas Flamel was a real person and he lived in Paris. It’s thought that JK Rowling owes her ‘Flamel Inspiration’ to her time studying abroad in Paris during university. Although Flamel was an academic and store owner in medieval Paris, it’s thought that the ‘alchemist’ rumours surrounding him did not emerge until centuries following his death.

The cute little street of Rue Nicolas Flamel is located in Le Marais, not far from Hôtel de Ville. That large tower you can see at the end of the road in the picture below is known as ‘Tour Saint Jacques’ and is all that remains of a once grand church which dominated the area.

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Quai de la Tournelle

Come summer time, there are few things I enjoy more than strolling along the banks of the Seine and admiring the Parisian sites. One of the best places to do this is Quai de la Tournelle. Wander past Île de la Cité, and admire the small independent shops that make up the Latin Quarter of the city. From this pretty street, you can see Notre Dame in all its glory (and even some cherry blossom in the Spring)!

not to be missed streets in paris


Last, but certainly not least, no trip to Paris would be complete without a stroll along the iconic Champs. Literally translated as ‘Elysian Fields’, of all the pretty Paris streets on this list, surely this iconic shopping street is the most famous. And with the Arc de Triomphe on one end and the famous wheel at Concorde on the other, it’s not hard to see why!

Champs Élysées, Paris, France: A Guide to finding the prettiest streets in the city of Love (including Rue Cremieux, Rue des Barres, Rue Nicolas Flamel) and more!

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  • Reply
    19th August 2018 at 7:02 am

    Have been reading your posts on Paris – so good! Am heading there in a few weeks and can’t wait to explore the places you’ve written about! Thank you!

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    24th March 2018 at 12:14 pm

    i love it Sophie and the photos are soooooo beautiful, me and my husband are visiting Paris this summer and i had already planned to focus our trip on Montmartre and picturesque places so i’m gonna print your posts for us! also your MontmartreWalkingTour is just Perfect! thank u.

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      Sophie Nadeau
      29th March 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris- Montmartre really is especially beautiful!

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    Emma Rowe
    7th November 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I love this post 🙂 I’m going there at the end of November and will definitely check some of these out. Thank you!!!

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    yenny prieto
    17th August 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Yo amo Paris, y podría volver una y otra y otra vez, es mi sueño, anhelo, gracias por compartir estas imagenes que me hacen regresar

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    Dennis Donohue
    24th May 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Great post! How can one not love the City of Lights?

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    8th May 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Your article was so lovely! Sophie you are so sweet and your photos is very romantic! We’re always happy when we find other travel bloggers. You look great, keep it up..

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    2nd May 2017 at 10:24 am

    I’m traveling to Paris in July and this is EXACTLY the blog post I was looking for to fuel the excitement! These photos look like they’ve been taken off a film set. If you had to pick only one Parisian street to recommend, what would you be your pick?

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      Sophie Nadeau
      2nd May 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Ah, I’m glad that it’s helpful! Ooh, I’m pretty torn but considering I love Montmartre so much, I’d definitely have to recommend Rue de l’Abreuvoir as it’s just so ‘quintessentially’ Paris! 🙂

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    Mike Clegg - Travel and Destinations
    30th April 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Great post. Really unique and helpful! Thanks very much! 🙂

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