Paris Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Paris

  • 51. 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...

  • 52. 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...

  • 53. 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...

  • 54. 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...

  • 55. Chateau de Vincennes

    Technically not a part of Paris, although one of the eastern outer walls is in the city, the chateau is often thought of as being Paris' being in such close proximity to the Bois de Vincennes, which...

  • 56. 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...

  • 57. Cirque d'Hiver

    Constructed in 1852 by the architect Hittorf who also designed the Gare du Nord and inaugurated the same year by Louis-Napoleon. Called Napoleons Circus in his honour, became the National and finally...

  • 58. Le Ranelagh

    The city has about 300 parks and gardens to enjoy your day in Paris very inexpensive and see the beautiful landscape of the city, a great time with the family or nice company ::) you have a list in...

  • 59. Palais de Chaillot

    The Palais de Chaillot was built in the 1930s for the Universal Exhibition (World’s Fair) of 1937. It consists of two large wings, the ‘Paris Wing’ to the east and the ‘Passy Wing’ to the west, with...

  • 60. 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...

  • 61. 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...

  • 62. La Tour Eiffel

    While I was changing Vélib' bikes one night at station 8045 on Avenue Montaigne, near Place d'Alma, I took this photo of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night with a revolving spotlight at the top. My...

  • 63. 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...

  • 64. 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...

  • 65. 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...

  • 66. 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...

  • 67. 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...

  • 68. Hotel Lamoignon

    The small tower on the corner of rue Pavée attached to the north-west corner of the building is called an "echaugette" and is a watchman's tower. They were built like this so as the watchman could...

  • 69. Hotel de Ville

    a beautiful building, and even more gorgeous inside, need previous rdv. The place des gréves was how the word strike in French came to be as folks gather there for work from medieval times; now you...

  • 70. Montmartre Cemetary

    This striking sculpture by Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) is located just outside the Montparnasse Cemetery, on Boulevard Edgar Quinet at the corner of Boulevard Raspail. Zadkine created this sculpture in...

  • 71. Galerie Vero-Dodat

    Created in 1826 by 2 speculator/pork butchers Vero and Dodat in a neo-classical design, the passage was a great favourite as a short cut between the Palais-Royal and the Halles. Being one of the first...

  • 72. 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....

  • 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. 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...

  • 75. 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...

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