20 Secret Places You Need To Visit In Paris
The city of lights is about more than just the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Look beyond the shining lights of Paris’ most famous monuments and there’s a whole other side to the city just waiting to be explored and discovered. Off the beaten track, Paris is a place of many different parts and if you’re ready for an adventure, we have something very special for you indeed. There’s no baguettes or striped tops on this tour; we’re going to show you Paris off the map.
Parc de Belleville
One of Paris’ many beautiful parks, Belleville has something a little extra special about it. Nestled nicely in the 20th arrondissement, this park looks out across the entire city and boasts the best view in Paris. Load up with good cheese, a bottle of wine and watch the afternoon pass away.
Whilst everyone else is looking to see what’s going on above the streets of Paris, there’s a whole lot more nestled beneath the surface. The Catacombs of Paris hold the remains of around 6 million people, arranged into caverns and tunnels underground and are always worth a visit.
Canal St. Martin
If you’re on the lookout for good bars and cafes, then Paris’ beautiful canal network is the place to go. A stone’s throw from the Place de la Republique, you can pass your time bar hopping from Chez Prune to Ten Belles to Marcel. Bring a bottle of beer and good friends and the canal will do the rest.
Situated in the 18th arrondissement, the Halle Pajol is an oasis situated in the heart of the city. Constructed in the 1920’s, it is chock full of bookshops, cafes, an open air garden and has its own youth hostel. The architecture alone makes it worth a visit and if you like beautiful landscapes, this is the place for you.