On our recent visit to Paris we were surprised by the beautiful architecture of the city. Large buildings with huge overhanging balconies proudly line the streets. One of the things we found most captivating were the colourful, imposing doorways into the buildings. Shabby and glorious all at once, the doorways of Paris tell the story of generations of Parisians who have passed through them. From grand duchesses and men of the cloth to writers, dancers and artists, the doorways bring to life the history of the people of Paris. We took the time to stand for a while and watch the comings and goings through the doorways of Paris and viewed all manner of life being played out under the arches of the elegant doors. Here are some of our favourite Parisian doorways.