Welcome to the Rue de Suze, an imaginary street in Paris lined with Suze's miniature buildings. Stroll the street using arrow keys or scrollbar, stop and mouseover Suze's buildings to see more information and link to interior photos.
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Hôtel Vendôme
Come in and relax! We have "coffee time" serving chocolates and pastries until late in the evening. Weary shoppers can take a break around teatime, or have a martini to start off the evening in the bar/brasserie.
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Le Château Bidaine
Complete with crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, real provençal tile floors and 12 miniature Cavalier King Charles spaniels, this is a four foot high re-creation of an actual 17th century hunting lodge in southern France.
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Wine Shop
Above the "Commerce des Vins", on the second floor, is the "Leduc Detective Agency" from the Cara Black murder mystery series set in Paris. Aimee Leduc's apartment is on the top floor.
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La Ville du Soleil
Lillian Williams is well-known for importing French antiques from the Paris flea markets in the 1970s, and La Ville du Soleil was her store in San Francisco. The store is no longer there, but her legacy lives on.
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Chocolate Shoppe
The elegant Art Deco Chocolate Shoppe took two years to complete. The gorgeous interior contains faux bois walls with a burlwood effect, there are stained glass windows, and the exterior walls are marbleized.
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Fleuriste
This shop has been on the Rue de Suze for three generations. It survived the war during the time of the proprietress's grandmother, and it's still in her family today.
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Artist's Studio
With his painting studio perched on the edge of the Seine, and his home on a barge, the Artist is living Suze's dream.
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Café des Artistes
The chic Café des Artistes was created as a spoof of a local Sausalito café, whose walls are adorned with the works of local artists. The ladies from the hill have ambled down for a bit of festive conversation, and a latté.
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Café Deux Chien
On July 22, 2008 this new restaurant opened on the Rue de Suze. It is owned and operated by husband and wife team Mick and Molly, cattledog expatriates who moved to France about two years ago.
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Monsieur Merlot's Wine Shop
Monsieur Merlot sells vintage wines in part because of their smoothness, and partially because he himself is a vintage miniature. This building was created to teach a class on how to "distress".
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Garage Renault
The Garage Renault is a vignette of the military career of Suze's dad, Jack Perry, during World War II. The original Garage Renault in Marseilles, France, was one of his first duty stations.
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Bar Suze
The Suze is an authentic neighborhood haunt. Nearly all of the customers are also regulars who poke their busy heads in after a grueling day at work for a Pernod, or a glass of Suze.
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Boulangerie
A sign on the side of the building lists the different types of delectable treats offered (le pain de chien is for Suze's dog Mick); every day he gets a loaf of french bread from the local bread companies…
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La Concierge
An actor on a sojourn in Paris during the 1930s might stay in a boarding house like La Concierge. The film Victor Victoria provided the concept for this building, owned by the unscrupulous hedgehogs.
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Les Halles Paris
The original Les Halles market in Paris is long gone, but this piece is a testament to its inspiration. Suze's version was made as an entry for a builder’s contest.
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Le Bistro des Cochons
This charming bistro, best known for its patés, soufflés, and vast cheese selection from around Europe, is run by a local family of cochons (pigs), now in its 3rd generation of operation.
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Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge, a towering windmill painted red, opened on October 5, 1889 in the Montmartre district of Paris. There are no known photographs, so Suze's imagination filled in the blanks.
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Le Pissoir
On almost any street corner in Paris, you can find a tacky toilet or a "pissoir" as it is commonly known. This pissoir is modeled after an original one Suze saw in Paris.
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Toulouse-Lautrec
Toulouse-Lautrec was an active part of the avant-garde art community. He would sit in nightclubs at night smoking and drinking absinthe, drawing and sketching the scenes around him.
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La Bastille
The visitors have arrived on Bastille Day and the locals are holding a very realistic re-enactment of the most famous day in French History, July 14th, which was the French Revolution.
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