Photo Essay: The Rue des Martyrs in Paris

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Photo Essay: The Rue des Martyrs in Paris
I’ve always been a fan of the rue de des Martyrs, happily showing off to my tour clients one of the best-kept secret streets of Paris. After reading the insightful and entertaining book The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino, I was newly enthralled and went to revisit the beloved street last month. I happily snapped away, capturing the vibrant street life at the cafés and shops, the yummy delicacies at the food shops, the eclectic architecture style, and the last hold-outs of the checkered nightlife spots.

Lead photo credit : The rue des Martyrs by Richard Nahem

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Richard Nahem is the creator of the popular blog, with three weekly posts about art, history, fashion, food, shopping, architecture and restaurant reviews. He also writes about Paris and European travel and his articles and photos have appeared in The Guardian, Romantic Paris, Passport Magazine, Travel Agent Central, Luxury Travel Advisor and Bonjour Paris. He recently edited the National Geographic "Walking Tours of Paris" Guidebook. Richard also leads private insider tours of Paris,, showing clients the Paris they never usually see on their own. With over 440 five star reviews on Tripadvisor, his specialty tours include Le Marais, Saint Germain des Pres, Chocolate and Pastry Tours, Flea Market Tours, Gourmet Food Tours, and Cooking Classes.


  • Francine Huffman
    2016-02-06 02:10:45
    Francine Huffman
    I absolutely LOVE the articles in Bonjour Paris, especially "Walk Here, Not There," (Parts 1 and 2). I have gathered so much invaluable information which I intend to use on my upcoming trip to the City of Light. Thank you and keep up the great work! Francine Huffman