Forget The Eiffel Tower & Visit Paris’s Hidden Gems!
Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and crossiants at the Seine are all great in Paris, but have you been to its oldest cinema? The Catacombs? No? Come along!
Grand Mosque of Paris: one of the largest mosques in France & third largest in Europe, it has prayer rooms, outdoor gardens, a library & restaurant.
Vignes du Clos Montmarte: created in 1933, these are small, hillside vineyards nestled amid a Paris neighbourhood, with an annual harvest party.
Dome of Sacré Coeur Basilica: visitors can climb the dome of the Basilica and visit its crypt! Mind you, there are 300 steps with no lift.
However, the views overlooking Paris are worth the trek. The Basilica also has a vast mosaic & pipe organ, plus statues of French saints.
Catacombs of Paris: the catacombs are underground ossuaries, holding the remains of more than 6 million people to consolidate Paris’s stone quarries.
Sewers of Paris: the sewers have been draining wastewater in Paris since the beginning of the 13th century! Tours are held for the 2100km long tunnel.
Flame of Liberty: a full-sized, gold-leaf covered replica of the flame of the torch from the Statue of Liberty. It is 3.5m in height,in gilded copper.
59 Rivoli: a trendy art gallery in Paris, formerly an artist squat. The venue is renowned for its parties, exhibitions and performances.
Point Zero: located right by the Notre-Dame but overlooked by many,Point Zero is the geographic marker from which all distances are measured in Paris.
Shakespeare & Company: one of the most famous bookshops in the world & home to many known writers! This is where James Joyce’s Ulysses was published.
Le Louxor Palais du Cinema: built in 1920 by architect Henry Zipcy, the Louxor is one of the only cinemas left from pre-war entertainment.
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