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Paris from a retro postcard
Paris from a retro postcard
Travel guide N.56
Paris as most people know is all about a geometry of straight lines of Grands Boulevards, constructed under the supervision of Baron Haussmann in the second half of the 19th century. It’s at this time that the little wonky houses and narrow streets were replaced by classical Parisian buildings. And even if many of them are lost forever, Paris is still full of these hidden treasures, like from a retro postcard. This guide takes you to discover quaint shops with their old storefronts tucked away in little courtyards, peaceful covered arcades that have barely changed since the times they were built... It covers mostly the area of Rive Droite (the Right Bank), and reaches out almost as far as Bois de Boulogne (Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil) in the west, and Saint-Ouen neighborhood in the north. All the other places are located in the heart of Paris, offering charming strolls and appealing to the eyes of a curious “flâneur”.
Format: Digital travel guide (19 places, 49 pages). You’ll receive a link to download the PDF file, optimized for mobile.
What to expect: rather than an exhaustive directory, this guide offers select points of interest and venues that have been carefully curated by Alexandra, a Paris-based avid traveler, photographer and content manager. It includes:
- a complete list of cool places that will lead you through the heart of Paris to some of the prettiest retro looking and authentic places that still retain the aura of the beginning of the 20th or 19th century.
- useful copy explaining why you should go to each spot, what’s a must-have and when is the best time to go;
- beautiful photography to give you a first glance of the places;
- an online map with all the spots so you can easily visualize them and get directions to get there.
Pathport travel guides were created for the travelers with an aesthetic sensibility, looking for the most beautiful addresses wherever they go.
Hotel des Grands Boulevards comes to life in a large, elegant building surrounded by the Sentier and its entrepreneurs, the Faubourg Montmartre’s theatres and the Opera House, close to Strasbourg Saint-Denis’ sleepless nights and the Faubourg Poissonnière’s hip restaurants.
Bordering the 18th and 9th arrondissements, Le Pigalle was designed as a true neighborhood hotel in a vibrant district that has long-attracted hustlers and artists, musicians and adventurers – Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Andre Breton have all called Pigalle home