Paris Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Walking Around

    market streets are in many places, the ones you mentioned are very popular, more so Mouffetard. you have them all here by the city of Paris, just put in the name in the box above, left, and on the...

  • 2. 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...

  • 3. 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,...

  • 4. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur

    A wonderful old Church next to the more famous sacre cœur at 2 Rue du Mont Cenis, 75018 Paris;this is the Church of Saint Pierre or Peter. While writing about Saint Denis, the Passio Sancti...

  • 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. Galleries & Passages

    Opened only in 1860, the passage des Princes is the last covered passage built and has the agreement of Baron Haussmann. The bank Jules Mirès financed the building and part of the dog-legged passage...

  • 7. Le Marais

    On February 27, 1654, the poet, novelist and playwright Paul Scarron signed a rental contract for this house at the corner of Rue des Douze-Portes (now Rue de Turenne) and Rue Neuve-Saint-Louis (now...

  • 8. 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...

  • 9. 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...

  • 10. 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...

  • 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...

  • 12. 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...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. Literary Paris

    At 12 rue Jacob in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter of the 6th arrondissement there are several galleries including the Galerie Nathalie Motte Masselink, featuring “Old Master and Contemporary...

  • 15. 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,...

  • 16. Parc Monceau

    200-300 kms is a long radius to travel and see gardens, there is a site that has them all ;its the offical committee site and have descriptions of thousands of toenjoy it, many in big towns too...

  • 17. 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...

  • 18. 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...

  • 19. 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...

  • 20. 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...

  • 21. 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...

  • 22. 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...

  • 23. 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...

  • 24. Bois de Boulogne

    Adjacent to the 16th arrondissment, Bois de Boulogne is one of two vast Parisian urban parks (the second is Bois de Vincennes, at the other end of Paris). Bois de Boulogne was created by Napoleon III...

  • 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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