8. 22 rue Saint-Severin: Narrowest Building in Paris

22 rue Saint Severin-Skinniest Building in Paris. Severin_1

Head to Paris’ Latin Quarter and you’ll be greeted with more than just winding streets and old-fashioned boutiques, because herein also lies a building that lays claim to the title of the narrowest home in the French capital. At ten metres tall and just one metre wide, 22 rue Saint-Severin was most likely built to simply fill the gap between the two buildings on either side of it. However, these days it’s become something of a mini tourist hotspot, no doubt helped by the presence of its famous former resident, 18th century French novelist, Abbé Prévost. Read about more of the city’s shortest streets and smallest buildings here.