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A Haven in Montmartre: Photographer Jenny Jimenez stays at Houdon

by Jenny Jimenez

Jenny Jimenez, a talented Seattle wedding and portrait photographer, recently stayed at Haven in Paris’ Houdon Montmartre 1-bdrm. Since a photographer can never leave her camera for long, Jenny and her husband Robin Dupuy logged their Paris stay through these amazing pictures… Which we’re happy to share with you now! Be sure to also check out her great blog and pics from her recent trip to Iceland.

Staying at Houdon was a great opportunity to live life as a Parisian would, with our own neighborhood boulangerie around the corner along with other locally-owned specialty shops.  Two days of our one week stay were spent walking around Montmartre and getting to know the ins & outs of our little Abbesses part of it…

View from the Houdon balcony
Winding 5 floor walk up to the apartment. It became old hat by the second day. My buns thank you
Left: our bright, naturally lit kitchen with lots of helpful amenities. Right: our greeter Evelyn cut a bouquet of fresh flowers to welcome us
The best baguette in Paris, from Le Grenier à Pain

Carousel at the base of Sacré Coeur
Le Montmartrobus
The Love Wall in Place des Abbesses
Tuileries Garden
Tuileries Garden
Tuileries Garden
View of la Tour Eiffel from the Arc de Triomphe
Rue Pierre Lescot, just outside Joe Allen Bistro, where we had Thanksgiving dinner for lunch (note to self: book early next time!)
Left: view of Notre Dame at night from  the east, taken from Pont de la Tournelle. Right: Parisian dog with owner on rue Turbigo
Steak Frites at Les Fous de l’Ile on Ile St. Louis
Left: Southern entrance to rue Turbigo at night, from the steps leading down Eglise Saint-Eustache. Right: Jenny trying to find her way on the Boulevard Saint-Germain
The bartender from A la Pompette
The lively entertainment at Chez Louisette in the center of the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen
Cheese shop on Ile Saint-Louis
Guix Cherta, holging a replica of one of his many paintings. You can find him on rue Lepic in Montmartre
Marché Paul Bert, a mid-century modern focused part of the Marché aux the Puces de Saint-Ouen
One of the handful of bouquinistes open on a November weekday along the Seine
Left: a bouquiniste owner taking a cigarette break. Right: a mannequin at the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen
Framed poster found in Deyrolle, an incredible taxidermy shop found at 46 rue Bac
Left: American icons Woody Allen & John Wayne found at a bouquiniste. Right: one of the many adorable Parisian dogs, this one found on rue des Abbesses

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Jenny Jimenez is a talented Seattle-based wedding and portrait photographer. To keep up with her latest projects, check out her website, Photojj.com View Jenny Jimenez's Website

16 comments on “A Haven in Montmartre: Photographer Jenny Jimenez stays at Houdon

Great Montmartre mix. I always love it walking through all the unique streets going up and down. Victor even did a montage of a whole street for our little project: http://panoramastreetline.com/rue-gabrielle-paris-france-P1802

I do love my flat and I am glad Jenny did too. And Montmartre is the best neighborhood indeed! – Erica

Oh these photos bring back memories !
So many hours spent on the Ille St Louis, the Blvd St Germain cafes and shops! Wonderful photos ! Thank you !
Chau, C

Oh gosh what gorgeous photos!

I just discovered your lovely blog. I’m just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you’ve got a spare minute.
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Melissah

Simply gorgeous photos! They make me want to go back to Paris to take MORE photos.

And I am in LOVE with that little dog by the blue door!

Sion @ paris (im)perfect

Great photos! I was just writing about the beauty of Paris today. And here is the visual accompaniment!

Amazing photos–and so Paris!

What great shots…love your place!

GORGEOUS photos, I love how she shot Montmartre!

i was just in montmartre last week. what a perfect neighborhood. well done on the pictures.

Fabulous! These are great. Miss it!

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