I just returned from a short trip to france and the streetside bike scoping is outrageously fun. The nice part is the sheer volume of 50's-70's era production city bikes with nice details that make looking at the bikes more fun than looking at, say, thousands of schwinn varsities.
I can't get over the number of stamped dropout seventies city bikes that had details like these headlight reliefs in the front rack:
So so so so good.
Lots more french street bike pics: