A mini village in Paris: La Rue des Thermopyles

A One-Street Village in Paris: La Rue des Thermopyles

La Rue des Thermopyles is one of those streets you wouldn’t normally see when you’re in Paris. For starters, it’s well outside the areas most people visit on a weekend break in the French capital and secondly, you simply wouldn’t know it’s there, even if you’d end up in the 14th district. I only knew about it because I’m such a big nerd when it comes to Paris – I’d seen it pop up somewhere in a magazine and immediately wrote it down as a ‘to do’ in my little notebook.

So when I was in Paris over the Easter weekend last month, I promised my friend Audrey I’d show her a ‘magnificent place, something she’d never seen before’. That was probably slightly exaggerated, but hey, I wanted her to be excited about the fact that she was going to spend her day off roaming around Paris with me… Anyhow, I managed to sell it to her (or she was just being a good friend, which is more likely) and that’s how we ended up in la Rue des Thermopyles on that sunny Friday afternoon. A classic case of pictures saying more than a thousand words I think, so here we go:

A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles
No filter needed, obviously
A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles
Same wisteria, different angle

A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles

A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles
Had to take a picture of this little pink bicycle
A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles
Fantasising about what could be behind that door
A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles
Those plants and those shutters – love it
A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles
The street is so calm you’d forget you’re in Paris
A one-street Village in Paris: la Rue des Thermopyles
So, when are you going?

Wanna Go?
If it’s your first time in Paris and you’ve only got a couple of days, I wouldn’t go all the way down to the 14th district – there are other things I think you should see first. But if you have, let’s say 5 days or more, a trip to this lesser known area of the French capital is a great way to discover some of the ‘real Paris’ as I like to call it. Go for a traditional, super tasty lunch at les Petits Plats first (see my previous post), followed by a stroll through la Rue des Thermopyles – you’ll see a whole other side of la Ville Lumière!

La Rue des Thermopyles, 75014, Paris. Métro line 13, stop: Pernéty.

Happy roaming!

Love,
Neelie

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