A Walk in Paris | Passage l'Homme

March 24, 2014



I must confess: this blog is soon becoming a love letter to Paris and its many hidden passageways and streets, but can you blame me? I love capturing a glimpse of Paris slightly undone and unkempt, trading manicured gardens and macarons for forgotten cobblestone streets and weathered doors. Just like their human counterparts, when cities let their guard down and reveal their cracks and crevices, they become even more fascinating.. There are two sides to this city: the glossy, perfectly crafted Ladurée side featured on the silver screen, and then, there are these hidden, unassuming treasures full of life that make me dream even more.

For this morning's walk in Paris, allow me to introduce you to the Passage l'Homme, an ivy-covered bohemian escape, just a hop and a skip away from the chaos of Bastille. 

Enjoy! And a Happy Monday to you all. xx

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Passage l'Homme
26 rue Charonne
75011 Paris
Metro: Lines 1, 5, and 8 to Bastille


28 comments:

  1. absolutely STUNNING as usual! My bf and I are heading to Paris for a weekend in April, this will be my fifth visit to the city but I would love it if you were able to suggest any local/off the beaten track places to eat/things to see/streets for photographing? email me at natashalinskill at gmail dot com if you can xx no pressure though!

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    1. Thanks so much Natasha!

      So exciting you and your boyfriend are coming to Paris.. the weather should be just lovely in April. :) My favorite places to photograph are all on my "Walk in Paris" series so you can take a look a the archives here -- http://www.8ruecaffarelli.com/search/label/a%20walk%20in%20paris

      Other than that, I love to stroll around the small streets in the Marais (start at Metro St. Paul), Ile St-Louis, and Montmartre.. you'll always stumble upon charming scenes there!

      Food wise, if I could just pick three places, I would say Breizh Café for their caramel crêpes (to die for), Du Pain et Des Idées (the most beautiful bakery), and a Sunday trip to the bustling market at Bastille! Oh and I have to add Comme à Lisbonne, because they have the most amazing Portuguese tarts, ever.

      Enjoy!!

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  2. Beautiful! My boyfriend and I are going to Europe for the first time this May and Paris is our final destination. Cannot wait to see Paris just as you've captured it above - the nooks and crannies and hidden bits. I'm already dreading the lines we're sure to wait in for the Louvre and other major attractions. Will be stalking your blog for ideas on what to do there!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie! :) Ahh your first time in Europe! I wish I could do a Euro trip for the first time again... you guys will have a blast! Ohh yes, in May there will be long lines but at least the weather will be nice. ;) Hope you have the best time!

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  3. I so look forward to your posts. They are absolutely lovely.

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    1. It makes me so happy to get sweet comments like this! Thank you for continuing to read my little blog! :)

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    1. Thank you Mariam! I'm utterly in love with this street... :)

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  5. It's nice to see Spring sprouting somewhere! Wonderful photos of such a cute corner :)

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    1. Thanks Rebecca :) Hope spring comes your way soon!

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  6. Your way of writing complements the photos so beautifully Christine. Sometimes I just disappear in the Parisian chic and forget about real places like this. Thank you for revealing this part of Paris, I will be sure to wander around one day :)
    x

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    1. Merrit... you are just the sweetest!! And you definitely capture the Parisian chic so well. :) xx

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  7. really, really loving this post <3

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm happy others enjoy this side of Paris too. :)

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  8. So so SO beautiful! I love discovering hidden passageways like this. You described it perfectly in the post, comparing the perfectly presented Paris with the hidden, rough-around-the-edges side. I prefer the latter as well =)

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    1. Thank you! I'm having so much fun seeking out these hidden places so hopefully I'll be sharing more with you soon! :)

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  9. Love seeing this city through your eyes. Thanks!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks for stopping by! x

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  10. Oh Christine this hidden spot looks magical - you have such a talent with your story telling - each one transports me to somewhere outside myself for a short while. I've just added this to my never-ending to-do list in Paris. Lots of love

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    1. Thanks so much Faye, I always feel incredibly flattered by your sweet comments. x

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  11. Such beauty!! Beautiful photos too:)

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  12. How could you not fall in love with these streets? :) Everything is so beautiful. There are bicycles and vines and colorful doors and interesting signs, and yet it seems so simple and natural in its beauty. Very Old World, almost.

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  13. i discover ur blog, and i found it so beautiful !

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