Photography : Laurent WEYL    

Silk Street. New shops with windows are starting to take over in central city from the smaller shops, which are also living rooms, and which are easily recognised by their protective bars.
Outside of the city centre, most of the houses still have barriers at street level, which allows them, once open, to be transformed into shops, such as bars or service stations...
While waiting for clients, the hairdressers find ways to kill time. Here, they put on make-up.
This living room is also a manicure salon.
Often, home owners in centre city rent the space in front of their house to little shops, such as this one, for the repair of motorbikes and cycles.
A student's room rented in a narrow street in the south of Hanoi.
The Tran Quoc Temple, on the great lake to the North of Hanoi.
This family lives and works in the same place, like most Vietnamians who own small businesses like this bar.
Wall and colour typical of Hanoi.
Many tiny factories which open onto the street still exist in Hanoi. This one manufactures saws for use in saw factories.
This lounge also serves as a motorcycle garage.
In this library, you choose between reading on site for a modest sum, or borrowing books for a higher fee.
Hair-dressing salon, the young man of the family has a rest, since home and shop are one and the same.
Motorcycle garage.
Restaurant opening onto the street.
This lounge opening onto the street also serves as a clothing manufacturing firm.
This family lives and works in the same place, like most Vietnamians who own small businesses, like this sewing shop. Outside, on the street, the man prepares the evening meal.
The streets of Hanoi are very alive, even at nightfall. Here, hairdressers wait for a client.
This family opens its living room directly onto the street - it becomes a little bar.
Bar where men get together to drink and play cards.
Narrow alley in an old district in the north of Hanoi.