Look at these colorful photos of Paris shop signs and storefronts. Le Bon Marché will have their fancy holiday windows ready in few weeks, but these shop windows look absolutely amazing every day. PixartPrinting has a collection of vibrant Paris images, dedicated to places tourists often don’t go when visiting Paris. Small neighborhoods full of everyday life are often left out of tour itineraries in favor of big items such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and shopping/fashion Mecca’s in Avenue Montaigne and the Champs-Elysées.
These photos take you to places where life happens day in and day out – some places bustling with activity and some places active in a quiet way. Young designers, craftsmen, foodies, music addicts, barbers, dry cleaners and restauranteurs, all showcasing their creations to the visitors in this vibrant city.
Au Petit Versailles Du Marais
Julien Aurouze And Co
PixartPrinting says this is where real Ratatouille lives and die. The store actually had a small part in Pixar’s “Ratatouille”, Remy’s father showed him Julien’s window as a warning to stay away from humans. Julien’s showcase plenty of dead rodents and pest control is their business.
La Bonne Franquette
This cafe has a long history and stories to tell – that happens when you are in business for four centuries. A long list of 19th-century artists used to hang out here. And Vincent Van Gough loved their garden so much, he painted it. Located in old Montmartre, this is also a place you can enjoy a genuine cabaret montmartrois including cancan.
Alain Maître Barbier
The barber shop is listed among Unusual Museums of Paris because he displays a valuable collection of shaving-related items from around the world. His barber shop is in historic Marais district in Paris.
Debauve Et Gallais Chocolat
Au Chocolat! Favorite chocolatier of Napolean and Coco Chanel. In business, from the time Sulpice Debauve opened the shop in Saint Germain (a couple of steps from Le Bon Marché and Café de Flore) in May 1800. What’s more Napolean’s architect designed the place.
Photographer for the Paris shop signs project is Sebastian Erras. He captured everything from colorful storefronts to signs and window displays. Erras did another notable thing – he asked either the business owner or person who manages the place to pose for the photo and tells the related story of each, from little-known art gallery Galerie D’Art Jacqueline Lemoine to world-famous candle maker Cire Trudon. For more Paris shop sign stories visit PixartPrinting.