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Doors of Paris

Step one for visiting Paris: find a place to stay.  We rented a chambre de bonne, which is a fancy french word for a former maid’s quarters.  Our tiny room was situated at the end of a six storey climb up a narrow staircase; on the top floor of an old iconic apartment building in the center of the Pigalle district.  So what is so cool about that?  The doors to this building are beautiful.  Not just beautiful, but stunningly ornate.  And so are all the other doors in this neighborhood, and all the surrounding neighborhoods, and pretty much everywhere in the city now that I’m paying attention!

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

Are we really doing a post about how beauriful the doors are in Paris?  Of course we are!  Just look at these amazing entranceways!  They are everywhere you look; every color, every style you could imagine.

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

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The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

We should take a second to discuss the most famous doors in the city…

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

^^^Considered a masterpiece of French-Gothic architecture, the doors of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral are also a source of some controversy.  The architect is said to have sold his soul in a pact with the devil to fulfill the commission of these iconic doors.

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

^^^Even the doors that aren’t supposed to be cool are still so cool!

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

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The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

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The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

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The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

The Alternative Atlas | Door of Paris

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