Rue de Turenne: The best doors in Paris

There’s no denying it. Paris has some of the most excellent doorways in the known universe. 

And sometimes, when you’re very lucky, you’ll stumble across a street where every single door, it seems, is magnificent. 

This is the case with Rue de Turenne in the third and fourth arrondissements, which I have now dubbed “The best Paris street for doorways”. 

I recently walked down this wondrous street and found myself taking so many door pictures that my camera almost overheated.

I added those pictures to an Instagram story, which of course vanished after 24 hours. But it prompted so many messages from you guys that I figured I should do a more permanent story here.

So here they are. The many doorways of Rue de Turenne. Makes you wonder what’s behind them, huh?

Oh yes, some of you asked what the metal things were by the doorways. Why, they’re chasse roues of course. I solved the mystery of what they were used for in this story, complete with 40 more pics of them 🙂

Now, if you want to find Rue de Turenne, here’s a link to Google Maps and here’s a picture of where the street is to jog your memory.

Lastly, if you know of a better street for doors, let me know in the comments below and I’ll go and investigate.

Oh yes, and be sure to follow The Earful Tower on Instagram for loads more of these kinds of pictures.

That’s it! If you like these tips, be sure to check out The Earful Tower’s Guide to Paris.

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13 thoughts on “Rue de Turenne: The best doors in Paris

  1. The doors of Paris:) One thing that makes Paris a wonderful city to walk around. Having lived there you will find wonders behind those doors. A totally different Paris from one most tourists ever see.

  2. Hi Oliver, I hope you show my husband and me some of these wonderful doors on our upcoming tour of the Marais with you! See you on September 10th!

  3. Amazing that the chasse roues are still doing their jobs! The stone around the doorways without them look pretty beat up.

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