For those familiar with Pomander Walk, the hidden gem on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, there’s also a similar English-inspired street right in Paris. This one even has a British sign on #10 that says “Downing Street SW1 City of Westminster.”
Known as Villa Léandre, the street was built on the site of a former mill in Montmartre in 1926. The real estate here are some of the most expensive in the city, reportedly some as much as 10,200 euros per month. The street was known as Villa Junot until 1936 when it was re-named after a local comedian named Charles Léandre.
Each house is slightly different in structure. Several have pitched roofs, and all the houses have different accent colors and a little garden out front. Many of the houses have a traditional style lantern at the door and the street ends with a vintage-style lamppost.
One of the brick houses with a pitched roof:
The street is distinctive both within the architecture of Paris as a whole and within Montmartre, offering a hidden reprieve from the hordes of tourists that come through this neighborhood daily.
The house at the very end even has a miniature house attached:
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