Paris Off The Beaten Path

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  • 51. 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...

  • 52. Chateau de Vincennes

    People go tearing off to Versailles on their Paris trips, but we like medieval architecture better and were delighted to discover a huge, ancient castle right at the end of the #1 Metro line. You get...

  • 53. 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...

  • 54. Place de la Bastille

    The Column in the middle of the Place de la Bastille honors the Revolution of 1830, 3 glorious days that saw the fall of Charles X. The column is engraved with the names of Parisians who died during...

  • 55. Jardin d'Acclimatation

    one of my original first parks visited in Paris and still a nostalgic favorite. The park is right around porte Maillot on metro line 1, and from there you take a petit train for the fun into the park....

  • 56. Tour Saint Jacques

    a wonderful tower near chatelet, great area for walks and to see this great monument of Paris. The Locator address is at 39 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 réservations are now a must for Individuals on site...

  • 57. Musée Marmottan

    We first visited the Musée Marmottan many years ago and I was surprised to discover so many of Monet's paintings there. We were delighted to find the illuminated manuscript collection and since we had...

  • 58. Champ de Mars

    The Champ de Mars is not out of the way or undiscovered; it is right by the Eiffel Tower. However, I could not find where to write about this green spot, so I decided to put it here. I sat on the...

  • 59. Musee Carnavalet

    2nd visit June 2013 The Musee Carnavalet is a free museum about the development of the city of Paris from prehistoric times to the present housed in two adjoining mansions. Much of the museum is only...

  • 60. Parc de la Villette

    In the shadow of the twin spires of St John the Baptist of Belleville church is a very short passage that is quite easy to walk past without seeing it. In fact it was only seeing the "Mesnager"...

  • 61. Musée Jacquemart-André

    Well this is a nice little museum that I have enjoyed over the years and it should be seen more indeed. It has a nice audioguide that tells you the story of husband and wife Nélie Jacquemart and...

  • 62. Stade de France

    ... and the Stade de France is a sight in itself. It's structure is really outstanding. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to see a game here but I can only imagine what a great experience it would...

  • 63. Parc Montsouris

    Parisians will share with visitors their knowledge of Paris If you wish to experience for few hours the life of a Parisian, if you want to leave the beaten paths of the tourist areas, our volunteers...

  • 64. Rue Daguerre

    Having survived the ghostly tour of the Catacombs at Denfert Rochereau, you will probably need to rest your own bones in the lovely little park across the street from the entrance next to the Metro...

  • 65. Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation

    The Mémorial de la Déportation is often overlooked by tour groups, even though it's only a stone's throw away from Notre Dame. A small catacomb-like memorial tucked away on the tip of Ile de la Cité,...

  • 66. Le Trocadéro

    I was on my way to the Guimet Museum, the Asian Art museum in the 16th arr. Coming out of the subway (Iena),I had to stop and look at the statue. I did a double take, thinking to myself that the man...

  • 67. Opéra Garnier

    Most of us look where we're going, but it's always a good idea is a city such as Paris to look up to see the details you might miss. This is one of the gilded figures on the roof of the Opera Garnier...

  • 68. Montparnasse Cemetery

    Montparnasse Cemetery is very near to Place Denfert Rochereau and the Catacombs so you could combine this trip with the Catacombs, Rue Daguerre, and the park at Denfert Rochereau. Montparnasse...

  • 69. Musee de l'Institut du Monde Arabe

    As with most of our other visits to Paris, we got a Museum Pass for our stay in Paris and the Institut du Monde Arabe (Institute of the Arab World) was one of the museums that we hadn't visited that...

  • 70. Bois de Boulogne

    If you get tired of walking around in the center of the city and want some more peace and nature surroundings... Paris can fix that too! Jump on Metro Line 1, 9 or 10 in western direction and head for...

  • 71. Rue Cler

    This is a two or three block long pedestrian area where you will find lots of markets, shops, and restaurants. There are many of these in Paris, but it seems that most tourists like this one. I will...

  • 72. Montmartre Cemetary

    The North edge of the Cimitiere St. Vincent is situated just south of the rue Caulaincourt , east of the Lapin Agile. (It is adjacent to the building housing the condominium in which we were staying...

  • 73. Saint Serge de Radonège

    Tucked away down an alley at 93 rue de Crimée in the 19th is the St. Serge Russian Orthodox church not far from the Buttes Chaumont park. Built around 1850 this was a German lutherian church, but was...

  • 74. Parc Andre Citroen

    This was just a short walk from my hotel on Rue des Ecoles. It turns out that Place St Michel was part of the original remodelling carried out by Baron Haussman. The resulting square was Place St...

  • 75. Place d'Italie

    Despite the name, this area of the city is now the "Paris Chinatown". The Chinese people who came from Vietnam found there a new Promised Land. The rents were cheap, there was plenty of space. They...

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