Paris Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Paris

  • 26. 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...

  • 27. 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...

  • 28. 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 -...

  • 29. Musee Nissim de Camondo

    While taking a walk during lunch, a few blocks from my office, I discovered the Musée Nissim de Camondo. I didn't know this place existed, but now I have to place it high on the list of my favorite...

  • 30. Saint Julien le Pauvre

    This aptly-named church (Saint Julien the Poor) is within sight of Nôtre Dame, but is as poor and plain and the cathedral is rich and elaborate. They say this is the oldest church in Paris, dating...

  • 31. Musée du Vin

    musee du vin in Paris have tastings for groups and individuals check it out the schedule, then Chateaux O have groups in Paris doing it...

  • 32. Chinatown

    On my quest to satisfy my craving for Thai food, I took the advice of some Chowhound friends and went to both Chinatowns. This is Chinatown in Belleville. Unlike Chinatown in the 13th arrondissement,...

  • 33. La Butte aux Cailles

    The Butte-aux-Cailles is a small neighborhood on a small hill (the word butte means ‘small hill’) with relatively small houses and lots of friendly little pubs and restaurants full of arty-looking...

  • 34. Saint Augustin

    St. Augustin is a lovely and unique church that tends to get overlooked by tourists in Paris. This is one of the many reasons you should visit this wonderful building... no crowds! Emperor Napoleon...

  • 35. Shakespeare & Company

    One of my adventurous searches was most difficult, but in time, I succeeded. As I planned my frist trip to Paris, I came across the name of an interesting bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. In the...

  • 36. La Tour Montparnasse

    Everyone wants to climb the Eiffel Tower for views of Paris. My problem with this is you can't see the most iconic sight in Paris from the Eiffel Tower because you are standing on it. What you see...

  • 37. Métro

    Not all of the Metro stations you saw looked the same. Trocadero, for example had these hideous orange tiles. Some stations have theme decorations, which can be worth stopping to take a photo if you...

  • 38. Jardin des Plantes

    A ménagerie in Quartier Latin area. A real and exciting discovery in 1984. Introduction to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, bufflalo and rhino). Really enjoyed it. Above all, bears were my...

  • 39. Catacombes

    The Catacombes de Paris. Here, the bones of Parisiens taken from cementaries at the 18C found their place. It is made up of many galleries or ways, you can only visit some of them.The visit is done at...

  • 40. La Tour Eiffel

    Rue Monttessuy is a short street in the 7th arrondissement which has no particular claim to fame other than a view of the Eiffel Tower. The street was named after a French diplomat, Gustave de...

  • 41. Bibliothèque Nationale Mitterand

    the national library of France is the recipient of all books printed in France as well as magazines, and documents. It is inmense and as in Paris richly decorated. It is located at Quai François...

  • 42. Palais Royal

    Le Palais Royal (Royal Palace) is in the city center, not far from Louvre, but I have put it on my off the beaten path section because it can only be visited during some special events! But here she...

  • 43. Parc de Bercy

    I will put this in the beaten path because even if popular it is often not mentioned when folks ask for things to do in Paris. I am talking of Bercy Village This is a wonderful place of shops, restos...

  • 44. Saint Severin

    St Severin is probably a church you will pass if you are staying in the Latin Quarter. I found it interesting that historically it is such an important church. a church has been on that site since...

  • 45. Musée Rodin

    I would not have stopped off at the rodin museum were it not for a call of nature! it is only 1 euro to gain entry to the garden (i didn't go into the museum itself) but it really is beautiful. the...

  • 46. Viaduc des Arts

    There used to be an elevated train in the 11th arrondissement (district) of Paris. When the line was discontinued, they created an elevated walking path / garden. Underneath the supporting arches you...

  • 47. Saint Etienne du Mont

    This is a historical Church in a historical area, near the Panthéon and jardin du Luxembourg.This is a serious Church no photos or flashes during service. I give you the translated history from the...

  • 48. Saint Sulpice

    There is a wonderful square in front of the church in the 6th Arrondissement not far from Luxembourg Gardens or Eglisé Saint Germain. It's a nice place to come and eat the macarons that you have just...

  • 49. Rue Chanoinesse

    This street is quite well known to tourists being just behind Notre Dame, but it holds a couple of treasures behind doors that are there asking to be opened, although luck does have a hand. At no 12...

  • 50. VT Meetings

    The Pont de la Tournelle is a bridge connecting the Latin Quarter with the Ile Saint Louis, and as you can see it is the ideal place to have your picture taken with the cathedral Notre Dame in the...

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