Paris Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Paris

  • 26. Montparnasse Cemetery

    Montparnasse Cemetery, with a surface area of 19 hectares, is the second largest cemetery in Paris. It is located in southern Paris and was opened in 1924. When you come in at the main entrance, at 3...

  • 27. Passy

    As I mentioned on my Wildbad im Schwarzwald page, one of the mysteries of operatic history is why the composer Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) abruptly stopped composing in 1829 at the age of 37, when...

  • 28. 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...

  • 29. 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...

  • 30. 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...

  • 31. 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...

  • 32. 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...

  • 33. Musée du Vin

    musee du vin in Paris have tastings for groups and individuals check it out the schedule, The Wine Museum is located in old quarries of the middle ages, that served as cellars 15C. The brothers of...

  • 34. 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...

  • 35. 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,...

  • 36. Parc de Belleville

    Belleville is a traditionally working- class district in the east of Paris. I think I first heard of Belleville from Puccini's opera Il tabarro (the first of the three short operas of Il trittico),...

  • 37. 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...

  • 38. 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...

  • 39. 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...

  • 40. Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil

    The Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil ("Garden of Auteuil Greenhouses") lies at the beginning of the Bois de Boulogne. It was build by Jean-Claude Formig? in 1898 and consists of two main parts: a garden...

  • 41. Bois de Boulogne

    This is a wonderful nice, romantic ,superb site that everyone should come, I am happy to finally take pictures to show it here at VT. My kids used to play here going around and up , running, riding...

  • 42. Square des Batignolles

    I said nice things about this park. It has the ducks [Jan 2007 update: reportedly the most numerous ever in a Parisian park. Ask Ms Seward at maison de couture Azzaro to confirm:-) She lives in...

  • 43. 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...

  • 44. Shakespeare & Company

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

  • 45. 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...

  • 46. Le Bourget

    50e Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace / Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget Airport, is the world's largest and oldest aviation industry event. With aerial demonstrations of the latest...

  • 47. 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...

  • 48. Musee Carnavalet

    The City of Paris museums are free of charge except for special exhibits. The Carnavalet is very large and really can’t be seen in one visit so plan a couple visits on different trips. We were in...

  • 49. 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...

  • 50. Les Docks

    On the roof of Les Docks there is a night club called Moon Roof, where large parties are held on warm nights during the summer. One of these parties was advertised, in English, as “the party that will...

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