Paris Hidden Gems You Have to Visit


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Paris has must-see places that all tourists want to see. But how about putting together your own tour of secret spots in Paris?

Rue Mouffetard

Rue Mouffetard is one of the oldest streets in the city with a very bohemian atmosphere, but it is also a street where Parisians still live and go about their daily lives

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

This is one of the largest green spaces in Paris. It allows magnificent views of the city, especially the Montmartre district.

Arriving by Public Transportation: RER: Buttes Chaumont Subway: Line 5 stop: Laumière BUS: Lines 48, 60, and 75. Stop: Armand Carrel – Mairie du 19ème

Flea Markets

If you enjoy walking through antique and second-hand markets, you will have several options to visit in this city.

One of the hidden places in Paris is the Marché Dauphine, the largest covered flea market in the city. Another option is the Paris Puces de Vanves. This one is smaller, open on weekends. Other Paris’ worthwhile flea markets is the Marché de la Création Bastille, and Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen.

The Last Vineyard of Paris in the Montmartre District

It is only 1,500 square meters and produces 1,000 bottles per year, which are auctioned off, and the proceeds are used for charity work in the neighborhood.

Bercy District

You can go to some of its shopping malls, eat in restaurants suitable for different budgets and enjoy the most modern Parisian architecture.

Arriving by public transportation – Subway: lines 14 and 6 – Buses: 24, 64, 71, 77, 87, 215

La Petite Ceinture

It is an old railroad track that used to run through the interior of Paris transformed into a greenway with over 200 species of plants and more than 70 species of animals.

Galerie Vivienne and Shopping Arcade

Admire the mosaics on its floor to its glass roof. It is a former royal palace in the neoclassical style. You can find stores, tea houses, antique books, and luxury shops.

Arriving by Metro – Line 3: Bourse – Line 9: Grands Boulevards – Richelieu Drouot – Line 1: Palais Royal

Rue Cremieux

Each house is painted differently in pastel shades, and pots of flowers hang from each balcony.

The Palais Royal and its gardens

You can enjoy its galleries or sit on one of the benches to rest, or visit the nearby Louvre museum.

Street Art

Within Ivry-sur-Seine, there is a mural of more than 30 meters and many graffitied walls.

Île aux Cygnes

It is a rather strange place, only 10 meters wide but one kilometer long. There are facilities for cycling, climbing, and other activities

Maison de Nicolas Flamel

It was built in the early 15th century and is considered the oldest house in Paris. Legend has it that Nicolas Flamel was an alchemist who could turn lead into gold.

Paris Sewers Museum

Under Paris run 2,600 kilometers of galleries, through which 300 million m3 of rainwater and wastewater pass each year.

Les Marais District

The Anne Frank Garden is a green space that has existed since the 17th century and today houses the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme.

Coulée Verte René-Dumont (Promenade Plantée)

Nature invaded the land, and in 1988 a design was created that combined this wild vegetation with modern, planned landscaping.

The Sinking House

Go to Sacre Coeur. When you are climbing the last steps on your right, you will see a beautiful lawn, and behind it is the Sinking House

Saint-Martin Canal

This 4.5-kilometer canal crosses districts X and XI. A few cruises go all the way along the Canal Saint-Martin, a trip that lasts about 2h 30 minutes.

Dalida Square

Dalida was a crowned Miss Egypt and singer. When she passed away, the city’s most influential people decided to pay tribute to her by creating this square

The Mills of Montmartre

This mill was built in 1622 and was the subject of inspiration for great painters such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and Renoir.

The Great Mosque of Paris

In the 1920s, it was made as a tribute to the 70,000 Muslim soldiers who fought for France.

René Viviani Square

It houses the oldest tree in Paris, a giant planted in 1601. This small public park is also near the Gothic church of St. Julian

Museum of Romantic Life in Paris

The building was the home of the painter Ary Scheffer, so you will find many paintings by him and other painters who were his contemporaries.

The Fountain of Maria de Medicis

The Maria Medici fountain is the only monument still standing of the original design and was built in 1630.

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