11.6.15

Rue Crémieux, so different...


Rue Crémieux is a street, quite different from the surrounding ones in the busy area between Place de la Bastille and the Gare de Lyon, full of hotels, bars, restaurants... Here reigns a complete calm, the street is pedestrian and the little buildings are all charming, painted in different colours. The street dates from 1865 and got its present name in 1897, in honour of Gaston Crémieux, a defender of the workers, who was on the “wrong” side  during the “Commune” and was sentenced to death in 1871 (at the age of 35).


It’s probable that the street originally was supposed to be occupied by the not too wealthy. Today I would imagine that you would have to spend a fortune to move in here, if any house ever gets free.

Anyhow, it’s a real pleasure to admire the all differently painted and well-kept buildings...





… sometimes with additional decoration details …

…  and with a lot of flowers …

… not forgetting the bikes.

In the street, there is actually one visible little hotel, “Hôtel Mignon” (mignon = sweet, pretty…). I don’t know how many “stars” the hotel may have, but the rooms are obviously offered at, for Paris, a reasonable price. I understand that also another building, under the name “L’hôtel Particulier”, offers rooms at very reasonable rates, but there is no sign.


11 comments:

Wanda said...

Very charming street, I need to see it. Thank you Peter.
Wanda

Anonymous said...

Alors, dans ton catalogue, je choisis la jaune. Non, la bleue, ou la rose...!
michèle

claude said...

Je l'ai vue sur la page FB de Catherine, c'est super joli. Cela donne envie d'y faire une balade.

Synne said...

Oh, yes! These charming little streets with tiny pastel houses are one of my favourite things about Paris!

Anonymous said...


Those little houses! So beautiful!

I would choose the yellow one, because of its color, but, to me, the blue one is the winner.
that pot at the entrance, full of the flower of my dreams, Rosa Centifolia, looks like a masterpiece by Pierre Redoute...........

Thank you, M. Peter for such a visual feast.

Anonymous said...


I forgot to sign my name in my comment above.
Also forgot to mention that Pierre Redoute's original watercolors hang at the Chateau de Malmaison. He was the Empress Josephine's painter of all the flowers in her garden.......

Thanks again!
Maria

joanny said...

Beautiful and charming street it was smart of the owners to add different colors and motifs to beautify and distinguish them from each other

-I wonder how many people have walked about this small enclave and never knew the historical significance of this quaint & quiet street Your photography stands apart from others for you always manage to bring it to life with very interesting & little known historic facts about Paris.

JudyMac said...

Oh, to get just a tiny peek inside any one of these colorful homes. Such a lovely street, so one might think they are just as lovely inside.

Jeanie said...

I think my new Paris fantasy might be to stay in that Hotel Mignon! What a beautiful street to step out upon as one begins the day in Paris!

Alexa said...

Love this little street! My favorite painted façade features the ginger cat that (fortunately) never catches the bird. (There is also a real ginger cat who lives in rue Crémieux (the model?).

Studio at the Farm said...

What a lovely little area, and from your map, it looks centrally located. If ever I get to Paris ...
Kathryn