Thursday Doors – Paris

It’s no secret that I’m especially fond of Parisian doors. I could easily and happily spend my visits wandering the streets taking photo after photo of doors.

Every so often I come across one that doesn’t fit my usual list of criteria. Like this one, on Rue Suger in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighbourhood.

Cute, non?

It’s also very small.

Teeny tiny.

So small in fact that you have to crouch down if you want pass through it. Look at it next to a regular sized door.

My guess is that this door once led to storage or a cellar, but don’t know for certain. What I do know is that nowadays this door leads to a popular Japanese restaurant called Shu.

Ratings online are impressive. I’ll take a pass on dining in, though. Because if I were to crouch down to enter, I’d lose my balance and need help getting back up. It wouldn’t be pretty. So I’ll just admire from afar thankyouverymuch.

Have you braved the climb through the door to dine at Shu? If so, how was it?

Bonne journée!


Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments section over at Norm’s blog, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

17 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Paris

  1. It’s hard to imagine anyone crouching down to get through that door, but it would tempt me just so I could say I did it.
    The small door that causes a person to crawl through it reminds me of a Herman cartoon, but over the door it says Loan department.

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  2. Perfect for short people! In the big cities of Europe, there are a lot of these cellar doors.For some who live in a basement apartment, it’s even the front door. Hope that one day, yo’ll throw your worries to the wind and try out that restaurant:):)

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      1. I am Dutch from origin, and if you have been used to small spaces all of our lives, small is “normal.” The approx. 1500 feet we have in our 3 bedroom house would be a mansion!

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      2. It is quite tiny but, thankfully, we enjoy each other’s company. LOL We’ve been lucky so far. I’m working from home and rarely leave the house, unless it’s absolutely necessary. And then I wear a mask and gloves as precaution. I hope that you’re safe too!


      3. Yes in such a tiny space a fight would be disastrous! Have lived in Los Angeles area for 3 decades, and moved 6 years ago here to the gold rush area, to have more space to paint. Live at 3000 feet in the forest. Love the surroundings, but hard to find friends with the same interests. The safety precautions they take here with a grain of salt, since there are never crowds anyway. We shop every 2 weeks in Sacramento, the capital of California, but still I call it a town. The last time we were there for groceries we went for the first time through the procedure of sanitizing hands, gloves and a mask. Felt like an alien, and hope to avoid going back there, till things are back to normal!
        Are you American or French?


      4. I’m Canadian. 🇨🇦
        I love your description of feeling like an alien. That’s exactly it. I live downtown where it is densely populated, so it’s a very awkward game trying to avoid people or keep a safe distance when we’re out. Hopefully this will come to an end soon


  3. I’ve seen small doors like this in the Franche-Comté where my s-i-l and b-i-l live, even featured a few in a Thursday Doors post some time ago. That’s quite a lovely one. Makes me think of doors in some castles where the person had to bend over to enter and if it were an enemy, it made it easy to dispatch him. 🙂 Not saying that would happen in a Japanese restaurant, mind you, just made me think of it. 🙂


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