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Rue Montorgueil

I can barely pronounce the name of this street (Mon-tor-guy) but it is one of my favorite places in Paris. Rue Montorgueil is a pedestrian street that has bakeries, cheese shops, and delis a plenty. It’s a bit like Rue Cler but is somehow way more adorable. Besides the fun energy of this market street there is some really great shopping on the surrounding streets towards Les Halles, a lot of boutiques and even some good chain stores. When people ask me where to stay I usually recommend they stay in this area. The location is perfect, it is centrally located with short walks to both the Marais and the Louvre. My friends recently moved to Rue Montorgueil so we find ourselves visiting it a lot more. If you are planning a visit David Leibowitz has a fantastic guide with lots of recommendations right here.

all photos by Oh Happy Day

  1. Elizabeth

    October 19, 2011

    I have 2 questions:

    1. Are your sons speaking French at all? I plan to take our daughter in 2014 and she’ll be almost 4. I am hoping she will pick up some of the language.
    2. Are you planning to publish a guide to Paris? *I find your info so helpful for planning our trip to Paris*

    Bonus question: Why are you so rad?? Seriously!!


  2. huebscher

    October 19, 2011

    we were just there, this week! stoher is so pretty (in an 18th c. kinda’ way), and the café people-watching was terrific!

  3. Lindsey

    October 19, 2011

    So funny how different everyone’s Montorgueil posts turn out. You can tell I captured the same street but yours seems so much more kid friendly =)

  4. melissa

    October 19, 2011

    ooh, when I go to Paris I eat my way down this street. literally.

    p.s. these photos are lovely, especially those of your adorable boys.

  5. Katherine

    October 19, 2011

    MORE adorable than Rue Cler? I didn’t know that existed! Oh I can’t wait to go back to Paris.

    ❤ Katherine

  6. Anglopologie

    October 19, 2011

    I totally loved that street when I was in Paris! It’s always where I imagine us living if we finally move there!

  7. Wow I would LOVE to visit here! I never thought grapes could look so good!You and your children look so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. rhiannon

    October 19, 2011

  9. Kellie @ Sasse Avenue

    October 19, 2011

    Hi Jordan,

    Fantastic photo’s that capture the essence of the area beautifully. What I like most about these photo’s are the two cutie patooties in the puff jackets. It is obviously a little cool in Paris at the moment. Great post!

    Kellie x

  10. teresa

    October 19, 2011

    Oh……sigh…. I come here to dream- =)
    Thanks for sharing…..sure makes me what to make a return visit to France….. someday.

  11. April Bladh

    October 19, 2011

    The stone streets are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

  12. Hannah S

    October 19, 2011

    We loved Rue Montorgueil. We would get our bread at the patisserie near the entrance closest to the garment district (rue reumur?…it’s been too long). And we love that patisserie Stoher because it’s our last name scrambled up a bit, “stoehr.” LOVE.

  13. Jenny Jackson Kersting

    October 19, 2011

    Jordan! You make my wanderlust kick up to a whole new level. Its nice to see that its possible to still do everything you wanted to do (such as live in Paris 🙂 with kiddies.

  14. felicia

    October 19, 2011

    I cannot believe how much Roman has grown. Your boys are too cute! =)

  15. Kacie

    October 19, 2011

    Wow. Your boys are adorable. Love the cobblestones in front of the boulangerie!


  16. Kendall Simmons

    October 19, 2011

    What sweet little guys! This street looks like heaven!

  17. Katherine

    October 19, 2011

    Oh your boys are just so cute in their matching coats! 🙂

  18. Claudia

    October 19, 2011

    Last time we were in Paris, we had an apartment right next to rue Montorgueil. It was awesome 🙂 Adorable pictures.

  19. Chloé Fleury

    October 19, 2011

    Oh I looove this street, my brother used to live here! It is like a village inside the city!

  20. Rebecca - A Daily Something

    October 19, 2011

    Looks gorgeous!!! I can’t believe your boys are already in their puffy jackets…so cute!

  21. Brianna

    October 19, 2011

    Oh my goodness, Roman’s haircut is so flippin’ cute!

  22. Mandorla

    October 19, 2011

    I stayed in Paris this august and visited frequently rue Montorgueil.
    I loved “confit de cannard avec pommes sallardaise” at restaurant L’epicerie!! It is a lovely place with really good food!
    I love Paris!

    Greetings from Spain.

  23. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    October 20, 2011

    Can’t wait to visit here in February! Great post.

  24. irene wibowo

    October 20, 2011

    really great photo’s .. 😉

  25. Allison

    October 20, 2011

    those grapes too! so beautiful!

  26. Lisa D

    October 20, 2011

    all of your photos are so inspiring, and you have THE BEST ballet flats. Where oh where do you find them?

  27. Cecilia

    October 20, 2011

    Those kids! how cute! Loved going around wiht you in Paris!

  28. Natalie

    October 20, 2011

    Uhhh, can we trade places for just a few days? Pleeeeease.

  29. Jessica @ The Desert Abode

    October 20, 2011

    I am a fairly new reader of your blog and I am loving all the Paris posts! We took our first trip to the City of Light this summer and were smitten. We stayed in Rue Cler, but next time I will look for a place to stay near this street. Enjoy your time in Paris. 🙂

  30. amber

    October 20, 2011

    SIGH!!! You make me want to switch back to my original plan, to visit Paris. We settled on Italy but boy is your blog not helping ;).

  31. Susan

    October 21, 2011

    I came across your blog a few weeks ago and I have a serious Oh Happy Day addiction now. I just can’t get enough. thanks for the inspiration.

    Warm regards,

  32. Naomi Bulger

    October 25, 2011

    Oh thank you for sharing this. Beautiful photographs. I just returned home from Paris, and I miss it so much!

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