A Look at Paris Doors

posted by Sharon January 6, 2019 33 Comments
Paris Doors

Paris intrigues me with its beauty but more than anything else, I love discovering the layers of generations of lives and events of Paris. Wandering the streets of this venerable city, you walk past so many painted doors. I’m fascinated by these portals into the place where Parisians live and work.  Paris Doors

We decided to stay in a different area on our recent trip. I love the Latin Quarter, and it was difficult to choose not to base ourselves there, but it turned out for good. I explored streets new to me in the 7th arrondissement, near the Rodin Museum and the Invalides where Napoleon is buried. The Eiffel Tower decorates the distant view from here. It’s a central location to visit these sites plus so many others. We walked “home” from the Louvre one day and it wasn’t too far at all. So here’s a collection of some of the doors of this area—so varied yet each opening to possibilities and personalities and Paris life. Paris DoorsParis DoorsParis DoorsParis DoorsParis DoorsParis DoorsWhen lights shine out onto the street, they seem to be beckoning you to come inside.  Paris DoorsParis Doors

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Reflections are fun, too. Paris DoorsParis Doors

As in all parts of Paris, some of the doors here are shiny clean and fancy and some are worn with hard knocks. Paris DoorsParis DoorsParis DoorsParis DoorsParis Doors

How about you? Do you have a favorite place to wander and take in the local life?

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We stayed at the Hotel Varenne for a very reasonable price. It’s elegant and cozy and includes a full breakfast. You enter through a peaceful courtyard garden. I would highly recommend this hotel! Hotel VarenneHotel Varenne

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33 Comments

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Tamar A Strauss-Benjamin January 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm

Oh my gosh!! swoon!!

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Patrick Weseman January 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Carol January 7, 2019 at 8:01 am

Delightful post Sharon! It makes US cities look boring.

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William Kendall January 7, 2019 at 8:37 am

Some beautiful doors. It’s the rich shades of blue that particularly catch my eye.

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betsy January 7, 2019 at 11:52 am

If I had to choose one, well I couldn’t. I like them all

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betty - NZ January 7, 2019 at 6:37 pm

I have always thought that double doors are awesome! I love all these that you have shared! The green ones are rather special.

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Su-sieee! Mac January 7, 2019 at 7:26 pm

I love your post. Each door has character. I wonder if the people who own the door has a similar character.

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Lady Fi January 7, 2019 at 9:45 pm

Stunning shots!

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Calendula January 8, 2019 at 10:09 am

A beautiful collection of doors!

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A ShutterBug Explores January 8, 2019 at 11:49 am

Wonderful photography of the Paris doors!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

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Junieper/jesh StG January 8, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Beautiful Sharon! I totally forgot about the Rodin museum when museum hopping there. Hope you took (or were allowed) some shots there?
– Oh wow, your post would be perfect for Thurs. Doors – do you know this wordpress meme/challenge? it’s kind of a long url, but you can grab the direct link on the bottom of my weekly (not All Seasons) post. The ones with the metal details always have my preference:):) Many thanks for showing them to All Seasons, and have a great 2019 week!!

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Sharon January 12, 2019 at 10:18 am

Thanks for alerting me to Thursday Doors, Jesh! I found it and linked up. I often photograph doors, and I love looking at other people’s photos of them, so this is a fun link party for me! And yes, if you’re in Paris, you would love a visit to the Rodin Museum. It’s been remodeled and is easy to follow a chronological view of his art. And his sculptures are all around the lovely gardens. You would enjoy it!

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linkup January 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Lovely images – full of color and creativity.
Thanks for joining us at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/01/homemade-pasta-easy-and-fun.html

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Brooke of Passport Couture January 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm

So many beautiful doors! Love the red ones–they are so vibrant and bright! I am not surprised these doors are all over Paris.

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Katherine January 9, 2019 at 7:27 am

I’m so glad that you stayed somewhere new so I could see all of these doors 🙂
It reminds me of Malta, I love wandering around and looking at all the different doors, old and new, covered in dirt and grime or gleaming. They’re so beautiful! #FarawayFiles

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KB January 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

The doors are fab

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Anuradha Manjul January 9, 2019 at 8:04 pm

I always find doors fascinating. They have their own story to tell. The doors in Central London fascinated me a lot and the Paris doors are not far off.

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Aritha Vermeulen January 9, 2019 at 10:45 pm

I love all the blue doors. So nice!!

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Kelly Anne Rothaermel January 10, 2019 at 10:02 am

Lovely! I wish door here in the states were so spectacular!

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Tanja/The Red Phone Box travels January 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

love taking door photos too:) #farawayfiles

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Emily January 10, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Doors are so interesting! I love the colors–you got some great photos!

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Norm 2.0 January 10, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Welcome to #ThursdayDoors! Thanks for joining us and sharing these beauties this week. Cheers 🙂

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Chris | Travel Hippi January 10, 2019 at 5:39 pm

A beautiful selection of doors! We enjoyed our last visit to Paris and your post brought back good memories, thank you.

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Heather January 10, 2019 at 5:58 pm

I loved Paris so much and the DOORS! Your post brought me back!

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Stephanie January 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

If only the freezing rain and snow weren’t on the way! I’m ready for a walk in some neighborhoods now! Glad you shared to Thursday Doors!!

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Jenn | By Land and Sea January 12, 2019 at 4:21 am

I’m always glad when I see I’m not the only person who loves the various types of doors while traveling. These are beautiful!

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Lady Fi January 12, 2019 at 11:20 pm

Fabulous shots.

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Clare (Suitcases and Sandcastles) January 14, 2019 at 8:59 am

I love these doors from Paris. They couldn’t be from anywhere else in the world, could they? I just adore Paris. I lived there for a year so whenever I’m back, it feels a bit like coming home. Thanks for this visual memory for #FarawayFiles

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Corey | Fifi + Hop January 14, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Great idea for a post, Sharon! I love doors in general, but especially in Paris they’re so unique and special. Glad you found a hotel you loved, I’m going to have to write this down! #farawayfiles

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Emese January 14, 2019 at 3:37 pm

What a great post! Doors are so interesting in general, representing in some way what lay beyond… so many beautiful doors in Paris; love thee photos – and your idea for the post! 🙂 #feetdotravel

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Cynthia | Adventuring Woman January 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

These lovely doors are so evocative of Paris! They have me dreaming about what might be inside. I’m glad you chose another part of Paris to stay in and explored the portals of some unfamiliar streets in the 7th arrondissement. Being walkable from the Louvre is a definite plus!

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Caity January 17, 2019 at 8:53 am

I always love the colorful and intricate doors of Europe and your photos are beautiful! Definitely making me daydream about a return trip to Paris. 🙂 #farawayfiles

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Deeptha February 5, 2019 at 7:51 am

What a lovely selection of doors! I had similarly capturred some of the windows in Venice.

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