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The eclectic and colorful Parisian shopfronts tell the story of the beautiful city

Alex A

Without the slightest doubt, Paris is one of the most beautiful, vibrant, soulful cities in the world. Every corner of France’s capital has a distinctive and interesting story to tell.

While Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, and other notable spots are the first places every visitor goes to when in Paris, there are a handful of places that are worth seeing; the city itself is an open display museum.

Today, we stumbled upon a magnificent project between the prolific young photographer Sebastian Erras and the online print shop Pixartprinting, who joined forces to tell a different, colorful story of Paris.

The project “Paris Re-Tale” documents the eclectic, charming storefronts of Paris and its proud owners.

From bakers, through barbers, cobblers to chocolatiers, Erras captures the every day “museum” of ancient craftsmanship merged with the vibrant pulse of the “City of Light”

Each and every of the photos below is a colorful, eclectic piece with a charming story behind it that forms the picturesque story of everyday of Paris.

All Photos Credit: Sebastian Erras

 

Alain at the door of his barber shop the most famous in paris

Alain at the door of his barber shop the most famous in Paris

 

 

Alexandre boyer surrounded by pictures and posters from the history of cinema

Alexandre boyer surrounded by pictures and posters from the history of cinema

 

 

Bernard Poussin left-and Diane Junique right in front of their two centuries old chocolaterie

Bernard Poussin left, and Diane Junique right in front of their two centuries old chocolaterie

 

 

Avijid Gosh welcomes people passionate by art at the hotel he runs

Avijid Gosh welcomes people passionate by art at the hotel he runs

 

 

Yann Bilhaud waits for children at the door of the toy shop he runs

Yann Bilhaud waits for children at the door of the toy shop he runs

 

 

Boris Lumé, standing proudly at the entrance of his picturesque bakery-confectionery

Boris Lumé, standing proudly at the entrance of his picturesque bakery-confectionery

 

 

Chef Christophe Duparay in front of his restaurant

Chef Christophe Duparay in front of his restaurant

 

 

Dave Kouliche, welcoming visitors at his vinyl records shop

Dave Kouliche, welcoming visitors at his vinyl records shop

 

Didier madamour at the entrance of the melac restaurant

Didier madamour at the entrance of the melac restaurant

 

Dorothée Hoffmann never takes off her apron when she is at her ceramics workshop

Dorothée Hoffmann never takes off her apron when she is at her ceramics workshop

 

Drew Harré, relaxing at the entrance of his fish and wine restaurant

Drew Harré, relaxing at the entrance of his fish and wine restaurant

 

Gilles Berthommier and one of his puppets at the door of his workshop

Gilles Berthommier and one of his puppets at the door of his workshop

 

Julia Charvin at the door of the only color factory for artists in Paris

Julia Charvin at the door of the only color factory for artists in Paris

 

Luc Fracheboud and his father Patrick at the front door of their historic restaurant

Luc Fracheboud and his father Patrick at the front door of their historic restaurant

 

Maxime Hubert, at the entrance of the reference jazz music shop in Paris

Maxime Hubert, at the entrance of the reference jazz music shop in Paris

 

Nathalie Felber stands in front of the dry cleaner’s created by her great grandfather

Nathalie Felber stands in front of the dry cleaner’s created by her great grandfather

 

Norbert proudly displays the collection of shoes he designs

Norbert proudly displays the collection of shoes he designs

 

Stefan Perrier, in front of what looks like a hat shop, but is in fact a leading art bookshop

Stefan Perrier, in front of what looks like a hat shop, but is in fact a leading art bookshop

Read the stories behind the photos and see more of the colorful Parisian “tapestry of craftsmen”  at Pixartpringting website.

For more stunning photos visits Sebastian Erras Website or Instagram Page, though we must warn you that you will be doing a lot “oohing and aahing”.

Vanessa Jacquiot, sales and marketing manager of the boutique hotel that was once Paris’s oldest bakery

Vanessa Jacquiot, sales and marketing manager of the boutique hotel that was once Paris’s oldest bakery

Nex time you are in Paris, don’t forget to visit some of these charming shops and be a part of the creative, everyday pulse of Paris.