Paris Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Paris

  • 26. 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...

  • 27. 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...

  • 28. 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...

  • 29. Catacombes

    At the end of the 18th century, as Paris began to expand, a problem developed: what to do with all the bodies that had been buried outside the city, now that the city was growing bigger. The solution:...

  • 30. 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...

  • 31. Les Puces

    These well-disguised flea markets are tucked away in courtyards along rue St Paul in the Marais area of the 4th arrond. The merchandise ranges from dumpster-ready trinkets to really fine antique...

  • 32. Montparnasse Cemetery

    The most often visited grave in the Montparnasse Cemetery is no doubt the grave of Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) and Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), two of the most prolific and influential French...

  • 33. 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...

  • 34. Parc de Belleville

    The singer Edith Piaf (1915-1963) grew up in Belleville and sang in the local music halls before becoming world-famous with such songs as "Mon Légionnaire," "La Vie en Rose," "L'Hymne à l'Amour,"...

  • 35. 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...

  • 36. 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...

  • 37. 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...

  • 38. Promenade Plantee

    At the end of Allée Vivaldi you can walk or ride through this tunnel to reach the eastern part of the Coulée Verte René-Dumont. Parallel walking and cycling paths on this part of the green corridor...

  • 39. 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...

  • 40. Viaduc des Arts

    There used to be an elevated train in the 12th arrondissement (district) of Paris. When the line was discontinued, they created an elevated walking path / garden. Underneath the supporting arches you...

  • 41. Musée du Vin

    The museum's theme put beside its location sounds like a joke : where would you put a wine museum ? The parisian one is ... rue des eaux (waters' street) (and to think there is a rue Vineuse (wine...

  • 42. 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...

  • 43. 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...

  • 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. 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...

  • 46. 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...

  • 47. 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...

  • 48. 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...

  • 49. Parc de Bercy

    Le parc occupe l'emplacement d'anciens entrepôts vinicoles qui furent le plus grand centre mondial de négoce en vin et spiritueux au XIXème siècle. Son activité s'est poursuivie jusque dans les années...

  • 50. Cycling

    So, time to abandon the Metro, the bus and the taxi- Paris offers a new transport- The bicycle (velo). One can rent a bike in one location and return it to another, making theout of the tourist areas...

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