Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A new "Trompe l'oeil"

Do you remember this post? Well, I have found a new one... Can you tell which windows are for real and which are painted? I am sure you can, but still, I find this Trompe l'oeil really cool. It's located in the 8th arrondissement at the beginning of avenue Delcassé.


  1. Hello.

    I'm in Paris since 4 years ago. In my walk I can see many "Trompe l'oeil". I know a good one in "rue de Belleville" in the 20th. In the middle of the street, if you see on the right hand maybe you would have a surprise.

    See you sonn.

    ps : excuse my basic ( and poor )english

  2. Fastoche !!! the real windows are those with the dirt under it !!!

  3. hi
    i am new your your blog
    and i need to let you know that i enjoy it... it helps me in my want to get to paris during my lifetime!! :)

  4. Love these Eric, and there are a surprising number of theme all over Paris! This is a nice one.

    Hope the skiing's going well.

  5. Ok gg...I have a question for you as you always have some interesting history about these sorts of Trompe l'oeils! Why and when did they get started? Anything clever you can share with us?

  6. Beautiful photos, showing well the atmosphere of Paris. I live in Paris and I like the way you take the photos.

  7. No Michael, désolé ! But one of the first Trompe l'œil I can remember is the one rue Etienne Marcel, with large stairs, a little girl and a portrait of Yehudi Menuhin. It was known as a real nouveauté in the mid-seventies…

  8. Il y en a un pas mal just derrière la mairie du XVème sur la rue Lecourbe face au centre de Paris (contre la circulation).