Rue de Buci
Contributed by Project for Public Spaces
A commercial street that brings out the exhibitionist in everyone.
This street is a place where tourists and residents converge. It's not long, but is packed with wonderful uses. The produce stands and flower stalls, along with the cafés, stores, and restaurants, make this agglomeration of activity as intense as any we have seen outside of the bazaars and souks of the Middle East and Asia. There's always a lot of passion on display as the street merchants, performers, and even pedestrians compete aggressively for attention.