Wednesday, September 7, 2011

La Parisienne - artisan boulanger


Between the Métro Cardinal Lemoine and Église Saint Etienne du Mont, we happened upon this bright fushia (rose foncé) building and sign.  The style reminded me more of the signs seen in Zurich than in Paris, but the boulangerie definitely brightened up this intersection on Rue Monge.  It is reported to have excellent baguettes.

(This is for Starman, who wanted to see some color)

La Parisienne Boulangerie
28, rue Monge
75005 Paris

42 comments:

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Beautiful sign! J´aime bien le rose foncé! There are so many colours in Paris...

orvokki said...

Ihastuttava kyltti !
You have "the big eye" to find all like these.
Greetings.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Love boutique signs... all of them! This one is particularly creative. You just reminded me I have to write a little story with some of the best photos of signs I brought back from my summer travels ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Richard Moisan said...

Superbe, cette enseigne, et originale. Tellement plus belle que le logo des sociétés multinationales! J'espère qu'un jour, nous verrons le vrai retour des artisans. Ce sont eux qui donnent une âme à un quartier. C'est pour des petites boutiques individuelles que l'on aime revenir flâner.
Merci, Genie, d'être sensible à ce beau patrimoine!

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Cezar and Léia said...

This sign is so beautiful!I love the little details, as it would tell us its story.
Léia :)

DeeBee L. said...

It's a lovely sign. They disappeared for a few years but shop owners seem to have rediscovered them. Will try the baker, good bread is not that common these days! DB x

dive said...

What a wonderful sign, Genie. I wonder if their flour is ground at a watermill and delivered by a man with a donkey.
I so miss Parisian bread!

Karen Xavier said...

Cute sign, will make you want to walk through the door... it's the small attention to detail that make a place memorable.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great find Genie, you certainly filled the 'criteria' for colour with this shot! Can just see glimpses at the side of the buildings in the same shade, fantastic!

Shell Sherree said...

There's a lot happening on that sign! Sounds like it well represents the earnest nature of the bakers within. Very colourful indeed, Genie!

biebkriebels said...

You must have eyes everywhere to see this sign above your head and to watch your steps. A lovely the sign with the little figures.
Thank you for sending Jane to me, we are having a busy correspondence about her trip to Amsterdam!

Malyss said...

This sign looks like the ones we have in Provence, it even reminds me of a Xmas crib!

Louis la Vache said...

hmmm....
«Louis» missed this one. Being un boulanger-wannabe, he'd like to fly to Paris specifically to check this one out!

louciao said...

It certainly gets one's attention, which I guess is the whole point of hanging out a sign. Somehow, hot pink doesn't say "boulanger" to me.

Grammy Goodwill said...

That color certainly grabs one's attention, doesn't it?

Pet said...

And I making bread, having this artisan boulanger around the corner :-)

Polly said...

I love the whimsy of this sign! So glad that you spotted it to share.

Janey and Co. said...

Cheerful! I like it..

Harriet said...

What a delightful find! Signage with so much attention to detail - love it.

Harriet said...

I agree with Richard - it is the unique boutiques/artisans that make us linger in a place and enjoy it so much. Here in Charleston many such places have been put out of business by 'chain' stores. Quel dommage.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Ooh La Laaa!

Halcyon said...

Nothing beats a good baguette!

Sylvia K said...

What a colorful, fun looking place! And Halcyon is right, nothing beats a good baguette! Another fun stroll through Paris, Genie!! Hope your week is going well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Gringo said...

I agree with the others Genie, great sign shot.....a good idea for a theme? Signs of Paris?
Have a good day!

Kris said...

I believe they know how to draw in the crowds. I wouldn't have expected to see that colorful sign in Paris.

I was in Zurich several years ago and loved it! Gorgeous city with great shopping.

Starman said...

Thank you for this colorful photo. Can everyone see what would be missing if this was in black and white?

Fábio Martins said...

Fantastic shot! I like the focus here

Rob and Mandy said...

Quelle belle enseigne!

Jack said...

Hmmmm. Paris?

Loree said...

I love those types of signs and it's true they are very reminiscent of Switzerland. And Austria too.

Rob-bear said...

Yup, colourful all right. Certainly better than off-colour.
And you say the bread's good? Très bien! But do they have honey too?

Paris Paul said...

You do such a great job with close-ups, Genie! Thanks, Starman, for the request!

Regina K said...

This does look a bit alpine-ish, I like it.

Suzi said...

There is definitely something magical in Paris that transforms everything - something happens to me when I arrive. I notice things in a way I never have. I love that you get this also. xx

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I will definitely be looking for this on Rue Monge--it's so marvelous!

Alexa said...

The sign is great and thew color is spectacular—but what makes this photo foe me is the backdrop of building w/balcons! Love it.

Alexa said...

Oops. Tired = typos. :~{

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

In Paris, on a corner, a busy intersection... this building REALLY stood out and begged to be photographed. There were two signs, one at each corner of this façade which took up the entire length of the "corner."

Their website indicates they came in second in 2009 (or 2010?) in the "best baguette" in Paris designation. I learn so much when I post a photo. It scares me to think of what I might have missed.

Oh, I do have a favorite baguette and one that comes in second. Sadly, we did not know that we should have tried one here! Oh well, I must return!

Thank you for your wonderful comments today.

Bises,
Genie

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

So cute! I love this little sign. Did you buy anything?

Rob said...

Nifty sign, wish I were there baking bread.

James said...

Nice looking sign and I also like the building in the background!