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Last Updated on 11th July 2017 by Sophie Nadeau

Although it may just be because I’m naturally a very nosey person, I prefer to think it’s because I’m interested in history and culture… But there’s just something so intriguing about doors- particularly Parisian doors!

I often find myself thinking ‘Just who exactly lives here?’ ‘If anyone lives here at all?’ ‘What secrets has this door witnessed?’ Okay, so maybe it’s not the doors themselves at all (I mean, they’re basically just rectangular pieces of wood) but what lies behind them that’s so intriguing.

Doors are very personal; they allow you a glimpse into someone else’s home and allow you to imagine what may lie behind that timber clad frame. Besides, often in Paris, you can’t go wrong by peeking behind some of the most intriguing looking Parisian doors (like the maroon doorway that opens up to reveal a courtyard paved in repurposed gravestones on Île de la Cité)…

Ever since moving to the city of lights, just over a year ago (woah- how has it been so long?!), I often find myself wandering along the cobblestoned streets, camera in one hand, notebook in the other, wondering how I can still be in the centre of one of the World’s most bustling capital cities considering the tranquility surrounding me.

One of my favourite hangout spots in the city (and where you can often find me on a lazy Sunday afternoon) is the secret vine of Butte Bergeyre. If I’m not getting lost and snapping some Instagram photos around Montmartre that is! It’s in these places, that you can truly find some of the most swappable and cliché doors.

Parisian doors:

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Tell me: which one would you pick as your own?! I think I’d have to go for the maroon one surrounded by ivy; a lot of work but definitely worth the upkeep! And besides, hydrangeas are one of my favourite plants!

And finally, an image for you to pin:

Cutest doors in Paris, France! Where to see cute Parisian doors.

About Author

Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!


  • Luis
    26th April 2018 at 8:29 pm

    The one close to the phanteon is not in this list!!!

  • Christie
    21st August 2016 at 12:53 am

    I love them all but think I love the first one the most 🙂 I share a lot of ivy-covered doors on insta (, I just LOVEEEEEE them!!

  • Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    20th August 2016 at 10:25 am

    who knows who lives behind such stunning doors?:)


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