21.5.10

More from the 18th arrondissement

You may have noticed that I have walked around quite a lot in the 18th arrondissement lately. Here are two more places which I feel are worth our attention.

One is the Square de Clignancourt, a nice little green (actually multi-colour) area, surrounded by some “Haussmannian” buildings, giving a more fashionable image than much of the neighbourhood.
A few steps away we will reach the lively Boulevard Ornano and if we cross the street, we find this surprising little bar, called “La Petite Renaissance”. Its interior decoration dates from 1893. I discussed with the owner over a coffee and he confirmed that the decoration is classified and cannot be modified, but he did not know the name of the artist. The ceiling decoration has unfortunately disappeared, more or less stolen (before the present owner took over). At least we can see that the tile manufacturer had his address on Rue de Paradis, which used to be the main street for china, faïence, crystal ware… (see previous post).
(I'm still absent, so this post is again pre-programmed.)

I wish you a nice weekend!

21 comments:

Mystica said...

Love the pictures!

Owen said...

Très chouette Peter...

That is perhaps a portrait from the past of what our future bloggers get-together is going to look like ? Et qui va jouer le roi ?

SusuPetal said...

Oh, I'd like to walk there also!

Have a nice weekend, maybe still in Sweden.

V Rakesh said...

Wow! Awesome pictures, loved the mural especially for its vivid expression of detail and culture!

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

I've caught up on the past week's worth of posts and want to commend you on a wonderful presentation of an overlooked area of Paris, at least by tourists. This is not far from where I live and I love the vibrancy of the 18th and all that is in it. I love the wall tile decorations of "La Petite Renaissance," and the springtime colors of the Square de Clignancourt are just beautiful.

Thank you as always for educating me about the hidden places in Paris and entertaining me with such wonderful photos.

Safe journeys to you between Sweden and Paris, and hope you have a lovely weekend, too!

Cergie said...

Ils sont beaux ces arbres einh ? Ce sont des paulownias ; il y a les même au jardin du Luxembourg du coté de l'orangerie (où sont aussi des WC... payants)

Cergie said...

Sur cette fresque l'artiste a sans doute représenté le patron, sa femme, sa maîtresse et des habitués de l'époque...
(Sur ton montage n dessous et dessous tu as fait une fuate à "Louxor" mais chut)

Simony said...

From the outside the place is not appealing, but what a surprise when you go inside! Beautiful mural of tiles, nice to see they have been preserved. Was the coffee good?

Starman said...

Interesting. I wonder how much business he gets from people coming from the métro?

joanny said...

Peter:

Thank you for this lovely tour of this most over looked area of Paris, It too is packed with beauty and romance. The little cafe, "La Petite Renaissance," the wall tile decorations are wonderful to look at, glad they are still intact. Seems Parisian have always loved food and mirth together. The springtime colors of the Square de Clignancourt are a pleasure to look at as well, your photo's are a joy.

Safe journeys and may you enjoy your weekend, too!

Once again thank you for a lovely journey through your world this week.

Joanny

Catherine said...

La déco est unique et fantastique, le café pas tant qu'ça !!! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Peter, I hope everything is fine with your mommy.
Now, it's time for me travel again :) during this week.
There is another holliday, in fact I'm not sure about the date, anyway mah and I will have a whole free week from school! :)
Hugs
Léia

Cezar and Léia said...

ahh Peter,
How can I search here about that post, that place, that village of Renoir in France?
Merci! hugs
Léia

Virginia said...

What a delightful little cafe. The tile word is lovely. Nice to see Paris in full bloom as well!

Bon weekend!
V

Thérèse said...

Certainly nicer during spring than during winter...

Zhang said...

Ne serait ce que pour admirer ces décorations, j'aimerais bien vivre à Paris. On voit le printemps sur ton blog! Enfin, ce printemps qui s'en va et revient!

PattiKen said...

Paris in the springtime. Magnifique.

Trotter said...

Le Roi boit... ;)

betsy said...

I love that mural. there is something Hogarthian about it- Such a love of life. Glad you showed it.

Kate said...

The tiles are fun to see and beautifully maintained. Too bad about the ceiling. The blossoming trees are a delightful sight, too.

Jeanie said...

That mural is simply splendid!