Paris Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Paris

  • 1. Walking Around

    Out in the far-flung wastes of the 12th arrondissement is the Villa du Bel-Air, whose only real interest lies in the fact that the old abandoned Petite Centure railway runs alongside and where you can...

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  • 2. Galleries & Passages

    These two passages are part of and attached to Passage des Panoramas and you can find them by snooping around a little in the little used corners. They represent very little interest to the tourist as...

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  • 3. 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...

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  • 4. 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,...

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  • 5. 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...

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  • 6. 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...

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  • 7. Versailles

    In the past Versailles has turned on the beautiful fountains only on weekends during tourist season. We recently spent a month in Paris and looking for things to do, I noticed that Versailles was...

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  • 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...

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  • 9. Le Marais

    This house in the fourth arrondissment is where I lived for two months in October/November 1962, and again in October/November 1966. They have fixed the windows since then, and installed a...

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  • 10. 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,...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. Street Art

    This huge painting of a detective, by Jean Le Gac (born 1936) is also on the wall of a building at Place Fréhel, Rue de Belleville. "Accustomed to the allusive style of the painter, the young...

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  • 13. Saint Eustache & Les Halles

    Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683) was one of the principal government ministers during the reign of King Louis XIV. Like Louvois, his colleague and rival, Colbert had the reputation of being an able...

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  • 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...

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  • 15. La Défense

    The trip to the "island" of La Defense is several kilometers long, and somewhat boring. The monotony is broken in Porte Maillot with an ugly but simultaneously appealing building. A simulated odd...

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  • 16. 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...

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  • 17. 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...

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  • 18. Parc des Buttes Chaumont

    This is the third biggest park in Paris, after Tuileries and Villette, and it includes such unusual features as man-made cliffs (the only cliffs in Paris, as far as I know), a man-made lake, a...

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  • 19. 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 21. Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse

    We were staying near the Musée d'Orsay and the rue de Bac Metro station and one day decided to take one of the Paris Walks in that area. These are a box of cards and each card has a walk in a...

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  • 22. 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 http://en.parisinfo.com/museum-monuments/1382/promenade-plantee?1 At the end you can...

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  • 23. Parc Monceau

    Parc Monceau is a pleasant and interesting public park. It can be found at the junction of Boulevard de Courcelles, Rue de Prony and Rue Georges Berger. The park was originally the brainchild of...

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  • 24. 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...

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  • 25. Luxembourg Gardens

    The Luxembourg palace was constructed by Maria Medici after death of her husband Henry the Fourth. She could not get used to an atmosphere of the Louvre and replaced it with an atmosphere of native...

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