The 17th now
contains what was once the village called Batignolles. It is in this area that
many 17th century shopkeepers decided to settle once they had made enough
money. Batignolles was absorbed into Paris in 1860. Above left is a hotel in
rue de la Jonquière where you can hire rooms by the month, week or day.
Further down the street is the baker below with the original glass and ceramic
designs. These are becoming rare in modern Paris which is a great
Left and above right are two
houses in a street of remarkable houses. The name of the street is Cité
des Fleurs and it is off rue de la Jonquière. The street has gates at
both ends, but they are usually open in the daytime, so it is possible to
wander down. Each house is different, and most are very pretty, ornate or
interesting in some way. As you walk down this street it is hard to remember
you are still in Paris.