Paris Off The Beaten Path

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    Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Paris

  • 1. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur

    The vinyards have been here long, once it was a flourishing wine trade supplying Paris and beyond. Then they were left in disrepair and desease came in, almost wiping out the entire vinyards; The...

  • 2. Walking Around

    I don't much care for Pigalle etc. but I like the area south of it. Between Metro Pigalle & Blanche (it's actually in the upper 9th arr. as opposed to the Montmartre 18th) and south of Pigalle /...

  • 3. Galleries & Passages

    With a large and rich history in glass manufacturing, Baccarat is a respected name. If you pass by the United States square, you may enter and see a couple of great pieces, well displayed in a...

  • 4. Movies and Paris

    On the corner of rue des Trois Freres and rue Androuet is the well known ( in Montmartre) grocers, familiarly called "La Maison Collignon", now the "Marché de la Butte". This is the site of the...

  • 5. Père Lachaise Cemetery

    This large cemetery in the 20th arrondissement is popular with tourists because some famous people are buried here. If you go in at the main entrance you can get a map to help you find the graves of...

  • 6. The Statue of Liberty

    If you like to jog, picnic or just enjoy a quiet moment in Paris with great view of the Eiffel Tower, visit L’ile des Cygnes (The Swan Island). This green oasis right in the middle of the river Seine,...

  • 7. Le Marais

    This is a “hôtel” in the old sense of the word, meaning mansion. It was built from 1475 to 1507 for the archbishops of Sens. From my favorite guidebook, the Michelin Guide Vert, I have learned that...

  • 8. Moufftard/Arène de Lutèce/Mosque/IMA

    Rue Moufettard- has a night market and lots of restaurants in the Latin quarter. It is the hangout for students from the university of Paris. A great place to spend an evening and get a feel for real...

  • 9. Disneyland Paris

    At 25 kilometers of the city of Paris you will find Disneyland Paris. And ever since the opening of Space Mountain and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Disneyland Paris has a variety of good...

  • 10. Street Art

    In February 2011, Jana & JS (Jana Balluch and Jean-Sébastien Philippe) were commissioned to make two large wall paintings on these new buildings at 110 rue Jeanne d’Arc in the 13th arrondissement of...

  • 11. Versailles

    Adjacent to the big palace, a wing with the name of Grand Trianon was built in 1687 to replace the "Trianon de porcelaine" used by Louis XIV in his unofficial loving affairs. The building has an...

  • 12. Claude Monet's Garden in Giverny

    If you are in Paris for more than a few days why not pay a day visit to one of the many wonderul Castles, Chateaux or Cathedrales located on the Paris outskirts? With some only from a short 40 min...

  • 13. La Défense

    The Arch at La Defense is on a straight line with L'Arc du Triomphe and The Carrousel Arch in front of the Louvre. It is one of Francois Mitterand's "Grand Projets." Access is as simple as taking...

  • 14. Literary Paris

    a new artistic center in paris, performers, expositions, walks on passarelle,conferences, concerts, and all this is the new Eléphant Paname. It is in the building done by the ambassasor of Russia in...

  • 15. Parc des Buttes Chaumont

    Le Parc des Buttes Chaumont is without a doubt my favourite Parisien park. No matter the season it’s always a lovely spot to escape to for a bit of nature and a break from city life. A lot of Paris’...

  • 16. Saint Eustache & Les Halles

    This sculpture of a VERY large head lies in a plaza between St. Eustache and one of the entrances to Les Halles shopping mall. It seems to serve many purposes in better weather -- children love to...

  • 17. Les Égouts

    This inconspicuous kiosk at the south end of Alma Bridge looks as though it might be the secret entrance to some underground world – which in fact it is, since it is the entrance to the Museum of the...

  • 18. Centre Georges Pompidou

    The Centre Georges Pompidou, AKA the Beaubourg, is one of the famous modern buildings of Paris. People tend to either love it or hate it but few are ambivalent. It is a bit jarring to see the stark...

  • 19. Les Puces

    These well-disguised flea markets are tucked away in courtyards along rue St Paul in the Marais area of the 4th arrond. The merchandise ranges from dumpster-ready trinkets to really fine antique...

  • 20. Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

    This is a huge park enclosing several places, day and night activities. Main entrance is at 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, the easiest way to get here is by metro once in Paris.line 5 at Porte de Pantin...

  • 21. La Seine and Its Bridges

    yes wonderful place as you already got the ile de france site here is the Paris tourist site for the promenade At the end you can...

  • 22. Basilique Saint Denis

    When I was researching what to see and do in Paris, I came across the Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris. I read it was the burial site of French monarchs, which makes it comparable to Westminster...

  • 23. Romance & The Erotic

    It should not be a surprise that Paris has a Musée de l'Erotisme ("Museum of the Erotic"). If this genre of art appeals to you, you will find this museum fascinating. The collection is extensive,...

  • 24. Parc de Belleville

    The singer Edith Piaf (1915-1963) grew up in Belleville and sang in the local music halls before becoming world-famous with such songs as "Mon Légionnaire," "La Vie en Rose," "L'Hymne à l'Amour,"...

  • 25. Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse

    If you want to see a Saint, then go to the Hôtel de Châtillon. Saint Catherine Labouré lies in state at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal) at 140 rue du Bac, Paris (Métro Sèvres -...

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