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!