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Quirky Paris streets that you have NEVER seen

Quirky Paris streets that you have NEVER seen

Feb 17th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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Quirky Paris streets that you have NEVER seen

Okay, I will accept the fact that some of you have stumbled on to one or the other of these streets, but I will bet that you never found them in your guidebook.

For those of you who really think that you know Paris well, I would like to suggest:

1. Rue Saint Marthe ----> http://tinyurl.com/yf6h87f (unfashionable 10th arrondissement)

2. Rue Dénoyez ----> http://tinyurl.com/yzjxtcm (inaccessible 19th arrondissement)

I understand those of you who do not want to leave the center of Paris and who would never consider staying in the outer arrondissements "because they are so far from the sights" -- but have you never imagined that there are discreet little sights that are worth your time? Please take a new look at Paris.
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Feb 17th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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Thanks K, some nice pics here. It't nice (I assume ) that the locals don't mind the street art.
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Feb 17th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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(I am just mortified that I wrote rue Saint Marthe instead of rue Sainte Marthe in my OP!)

I'm sure that the locals have learned to live with it. There are so many people with cameras in rue Dénoyez that even if they thought it was hideous, the must start doubting their own tastes after awhile.
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Feb 17th, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Thanks kerouac. You are right...I haven't seen those streets before, but I do love checking out all the pictures that you post. We can hope that jilldavis from another post doesn't get lost and find these streets. She states that she does not like graffiti. Wish I could see her face when she gets a glimpse of the Italian trains!
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Feb 17th, 2010, 03:52 PM
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Thanks for this kerouac, another great photo essay. I've always loved graffiti.
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Feb 17th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Thank you very, very much kerouac. Wonderful photographs bringing back wonderful memories.

It is almost 50 years since my first visit to Paris. After seeing the major tourist sights in the first few visits, I spent most time during later trips cycling around Paris away from its centre. The probability of having visited the two streets here is low but, my goodness, this is the Paris I remember.

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Feb 17th, 2010, 04:00 PM
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Oh boy! rue Dénoyez very cool.
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Feb 17th, 2010, 05:23 PM
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We were all over rue Dénoyez last year. It's quite something! I've been enjoying spending time in Belleville on recent trips.

Now it's driving me crazy where that alleyway was somewhere in a South Dakota City we visited last year that was almost identical, though only a block or so long.
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Feb 17th, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Street art indeed! Very interesting. Thanks for the photos.
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Feb 17th, 2010, 11:08 PM
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Extraordinary photographs, Kerouac, and a successful invitation. We will indeed visit these streets in April.
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Feb 18th, 2010, 09:03 AM
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Nice pix, K
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Feb 18th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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LOL. At this rate, I'm going to have to plan a 2nd trip to Paris before I even take my first, some how I'm getting the feeling 6 days not going to be enough!!
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Feb 18th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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LOVED those photos!! I am taking my granddaughter to Paris in Oct and as a budding artist, I KNOW she would love the graffiti street. Is it hard to find? Would you recommend eating there? It would be nice to show her a slice of real Paris.
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Feb 18th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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If you like Chinese (Indochinese, Thai, Kosher, North African, Turkish...) food (French food might be a tad harder to find), it is an absolutely wonderful (and cheap) place to eat.

Rue Dénoyez is the very first street to the right when you head up rue de Belleville (UP is the key word -- just walk up the hill) from the Belleville metro station. It is only about 30 meters from the metro so it is impossible to miss.

After you have seen that street, a walk in ANY direction (east, west, north or south) is fascinating, and I actually pity the people who only see the center of Paris.
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Feb 18th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Thanks so much for the information on Rue Denoyez and surrounding area, she is going to love it. It will be fun to eat there too.
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Feb 20th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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I added a few more photos to "rue Sainte Marthe".
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Feb 20th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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I so always enjoy your photos, kerouac and I especially enjoyed these photos, I am always interested in what most consider "run down areas".
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Jun 6th, 2010, 08:56 AM
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kerouac,

Can you renew the links to these pictures? I remember looking at them in February but now I am here in Paris and would like to go!
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Jun 6th, 2010, 10:09 AM
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Sorry -- that website rearranged a lot of its threads due to expansion, and it broke a lot of the links. So here are some new links:

Rue Dénoyez (75020) --> http://tinyurl.com/276x6js

Rue Sainte Marthe (75019) --> http://tinyurl.com/27vpxfk

A small bonus:

Rue Oberkampf (75011) --> http://tinyurl.com/27hfjv9
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Jun 7th, 2010, 01:37 PM
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Thanks, kerouac. If I was a bit younger and enjoyed drinking, Rue Oberkampf would hold more appeal.

I did find Rue Dénoyez yesterday and enjoyed the walls and the live band that was playing in the street.
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