MY FAVORITE PARIS DOORS
During my Parisian strolls I have learned to open my eyes to discover the beauty of the city. If this one resides for many in the streets and buildings of Paris, Paris is also endowed with many atypical and charming doors. The city is thus colored by small touches of painted wood.
Here is a selection, not exhaustive, of the most beautiful Paris doors located in various arrondissements of the capital.
During your visit of the cite never hesitate to pass through the doors of the buildings when they are open, they are often full of treasures!
Charming Ile Saint-Louis doors
The urbanization work on the Ile Saint-Louis was undertaken during the reign of Louis XIII between 1614 and 1646. From that time on, the main axis of the island, the « rue Saint-Louis en l?île » takes shape. Many mansions were built there in the 16th and 17th centuries, including the splendid Chenizot mansion. The decoration of its facades and its balcony located above the door date from 1719… creating an amazing an unique design for this Paris door.
If you are lucky, the door will be open, giving you the opportunity to see the beauty of the inner courtyard. The whole street has some of the most beautiful wooden doors in Paris, so keep your eyes open!
Where ? Hôtel de Chenizot, 51-53 Rue Saint-Louis en l?Île, 75004 Paris
A doorstep facing the Seine
The red of this door left me speechless, especially because of the reflections of the clouds in the upper windows… Located on the Ile de la Cité, this door faces the Seine. It was used every day by former president René Coty from 1954 to 1959 who lived in this building!
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The richness of the ornaments on the doors of the "Hotel Fieubet"
Between the Village Saint-Paul and the Seine was once the Royal Hotel of Saint-Pol, a royal residence until the 16th century. It was on the site of part of this residence that a first mansion was built in 1587. In 1676 the chancellor of Queen Marie-Thérèse, Gaspard Fieubet, bought it, hence its current name.
In 1857, the Count of Lavalette bought it and entrusted its transformation to Jules Gros according to the Italian-Spanish neo-baroque style, as evidenced by the mouldings attached to the red wooden doors overlooking the street. This style, full of details, makes the Hotel Fieubet one of the buildings with the most beautiful Paris doors!
Where ? Hôtel Fieubet, 2 Quai des Célestins, 75004 Paris
The most beautiful blue doors in Paris
If the 7th arrondissement is known for the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay and… its tranquility, it is a street that should not be missed!
Cross the arrondissement by following the Rue de l’Université which will connect Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Eiffel Tower. Many doors, most of them blue, wait for you. The peaceful atmosphere of the 7th arrondissement allows you to enjoy every detail, the sun’s reflections on the doors and to compare the different shades of blue. Enjoy!