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Hidden gems in Paris abound. Sheer curiosity can bring you face-to-face with the secrets of Paris. Peek behind that entranceway or stroll in the opposite direction to the crowds and you never know what Paris hidden gems you might stumble upon.
It is also nice to have a little insider information to guide you to the best-kept secrets in Paris. Here are some wonderful hidden places in Paris that you won’t want to miss on your next visit.
Let’s discover these 25 hidden gems in Paris.
1. Hidden Paris | The Vineyards
Did you know there are vineyards in various places in Paris? The most well-known (and not really a secret of Paris) is the Clos de Montmartre (Montmartre vineyard) which has been in operation since the 12th century when nuns and monks were in charge of making wine. Every year, the Montmartre vineyard produces a small amount of wine that is auctioned off for charity. The yearly wine festival in early October is very popular and looks like great fun! Add it to your list.
Read More | Discover 20 amazing things to do in Montmartre
Location: rue des Saules; 18th arrondissement
Metro: Abbesses, Anvers, Lamarck-Caulaincourt
But what about this vineyard? A true hidden gem in Paris.
Head on over to Butte Bergeyre and what you will discover is a quiet little oasis in Paris. Do you know that village feel? Secret Paris is right here. Growing on a steep hillside is a terraced vineyard with lovely views over the city. You have to be on a mission to find this hidden gem in Paris as it is easily missed! Here are 5 Great Reasons to Visit Butte Bergeyre.
Location: 76 rue Georges Lardennois; 19th arrondissement
Metro: Colonel Fabien
Where To Stay In Paris? This boutique hotel is built on the site of a 17th-century convent, and this small luxury hotel is right by Place des Vosges. Look for other hotels in le Marais here.
Fancy staying in an apartment in le Marais? This stylish apartment sleeps up to 6 people right in the heart of le Marais. This one-bedroom apartment is in the perfect location for exploring le Marais.
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Orient yourself in Paris with my detailed guide to the arrondissements of Paris.
2. Rue Crémieux | Is It Still Secret Paris?
In the 19th century, Baron Haussmann redesigned Paris and still today the architectural style is recognizable worldwide. Stone buildings with wrought iron railings line the boulevards in Paris. Quintessential Paris. Tucked away are also many unique streets and rue Crémieux is one of those hidden gems in Paris. Located near the Gare de Lyon, rue Crémieux has become popular with Instagrammers so go early and enjoy this colourful, cobblestone street in Paris.
Residents are tired of all the action on their street and have requested gates at both ends. Visit this not so hidden Paris spot soon.
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Location: between rue de Lyon and rue de Bercy; 12th arrondissement
Metro: Gare de Lyon, Quai de la Rapée
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3. Secrets Of Paris | Galerie Vivienne
Stroll along the gorgeous mosaic floors of Galerie Vivienne, one of my favourite hidden spots in Paris, and transport yourself back to 1823 when this covered passageway was filled with Parisians socializing and meeting up at cafés. Today it is possible to do the same! With natural light streaming along the hallway of Galerie Vivienne, the boutiques, stores and cafés are worth exploring or, at the very least, engaging in a window-shopping expedition.
This hidden gem of Paris is one of the remaining and restored covered passageways that were common in Paris in the 1800s. Visit all of the remaining “passages couverts” in Paris, but be sure to start with the elegant Galerie Vivienne.
Location: 4 rue des Petits-Champs; 2nd arrondissement
Metro: Bourse, Pyramides
Planning your trip to Paris? Book timed entry tickets in advance:
This one-hour Seine cruise is unforgettable but so is the evening Seine cruise. It’s a hard choice!
This skip-the-line admission to the Arc de Triomphe Rooftop or the timed entry to the Louvre and reserved access to the Musée d’Orsay can maximize your time.
Get to the top of the Eiffel Tower with direct access to the summit by elevator.
A day trip to Versailles with access to the Palace and Gardens with an audio guide is always a good idea.
4. Hidden Paris | Parc Monceau
Parc Monceau is secret Paris at its best! Find the Roman columns facing the pond and for a moment you might wonder where you are. It’s quiet and slightly overgrown in Parc Monceau, a perfect place for a respite from sightseeing. Walking paths wind carelessly under blooming trees and amidst statues. Parc Monceau, one of Paris’s hidden gems and smallest parks, is charming, chill and a great place to try and blend in like a local. Go at lunchtime, find a bench and picnic like the Parisians.
Location: 35 Boulevard de Courcelles; 8th arrondissement
5. Hidden Gems Of Paris | Les Arènes de Lutèce
This is one of the best-kept secrets in Paris. Les Arènes de Lutèce is the real deal. Yup, a real live Roman arena dating from the first century AD hidden away in the Latin quarter of Paris. Roman gladiators fought here. Imagine that. Right in Paris.
And why the name Lutèce? Aeons ago, the capital of France was called Lutece or Lutetia and was occupied by the Romans. Ahh, Paris! Never a dull moment.
Come and sit in an ancient Roman arena where 15000 spectators used to cheer. Hidden gems of Paris? Check!
Read More | 15 Highlights of the Latin Quarter and an Insider’s Guide to the Latin Quarter
Location: 47 rue Monge (5th arrondissement)
When you enter from rue Monge, look for the gladiator watching over the doorway.
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine
6. Secret Paris | The Windmills Of Montmartre
It’s hard to believe that windmills exist in a city like Paris. Searching for these hidden gems in Paris is a thrill. The Moulin Rouge is the most famous and obvious of the Parisian windmills. Up the hill though, are two more remaining wooden windmills from another century. Montmartre hill used to be a rural area dotted with windmills that ground flour and pressed grapes. Impressionist painters such as Utrillo, Renoir and Van Gogh immortalized the existence of Parisian windmills in a bucolic setting.
Curious that wooden windmills still exist in Paris? I am obsessed with hidden Paris and went exploring in bohemian Montmartre. One of the windmills is on private property and only visible in the winter or early spring. The other stands proudly above a restaurant, Le Moulin de la Galette at 83 rue Lepic. Did you see Renoir’s painting at the Musée d’Orsay entitled Le Bal de la Moulin de la Galette? It’s a throwback- you’re standing right where Renoir stood!
Location: 83 rue Lepic; 18th arrondissement
Metro: Maison Blanche; Abbesses
7. Hidden Paris | View From Centre Pompidou
From the top of the Centre Pompidou, the views of Paris include the Eiffel Tower, Sacre-Coeur and the classic rooftops of the city. Gazing out across the city feels like one of the best kept secrets of Paris. Ride the funky exterior escalators and head up to the top-floor balcony for €3.
If you are an admirer of modern art enjoy the National Museum of Modern Art’s renowned permanent collection and then head to the top floor for the magnificent views of Paris. Get your skip-the-line ticket here.
Location: Place Georges Pompidou; 4th arrondissement
8. Best Kept Secrets In Paris | Le Bateau Ivre
Hidden gems in Paris are often tucked away on tiny streets. Rue Férou holds one of these secrets of Paris. Who doesn’t like a poem written on a wall in elegant calligraphy? On rue Férou between L’Église Saint-Sulpice and the Jardin du Luxembourg, Arthur Rimbaud’s poem Le Bateau Ivre (The Drunken Boat) is inscribed for all to see. Rimbaud, a French poet, wrote this poem about a sea voyage in 1871 at the age of 16. He first recited Le Bateau Ivre in a café close to rue Férou.
Location: rue Férou; 6th arrondissement
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9. Hidden Gems Of Paris | Atelier des Lumières
Atelier des Lumières opened in Paris in April 2018. Its first multimedia sound and light exhibition featured Gustav Klimt’s artwork. The immersive experience just blew my mind! Atelier des Lumières’ second exhibition in Paris opened in Feb 2019 with a show featuring Vincent Van Gogh’s work. Imagine walking through Van Gogh’s paintings that are deconstructed and recreated on 10-metre high walls.
Atelier des Lumières continues to have dynamic exhibitions. The current show in 2023, is focused on Marc Chagall.
Hidden gems in Paris? Atelier des Lumiéres might have moved from a hidden gem of Paris to a hotspot!
Location: 38 rue Saint-Maur; 11th arrondissement
Metro: Voltaire, Saint-Ambroise, Père Lachaise, rue Saint-Maur
Read More | Atelier des Lumières showcased Klimt’s work in 2018. Watch my video here. Read about 13 great things to do in the 11th arrondissement.
10. Secret Paris | Castel Béranger
Hector Guimard, a French architect and designer, is well known for his Art Nouveau entrances to the Paris metro. Those in themselves are hidden gems of Paris. But Guimard also designed many houses in Paris in the Art Nouveau style, a far cry from the look-alike Haussmann buildings that line Paris’s boulevards.
Castel Béranger was the first solo project for Hector Guimard for which he became famous. In 1898, Castel Béranger won Paris’s first “façade competition.” Keep an eagle eye out for the ornate details that Guimard used on the doorways, railings and downspouts. Standing in front of Castel Béranger, you can’t help but feel that you have discovered secret Paris.
Read More | Discover hidden treasures of Art Nouveau Paris in the residential 16th arrondissement with Castel Béranger as its star!
Location: 14 rue de la Fontaine; 16th arrondissement
Metro: Ranelagh, Mirabeau, Église d’Auteuil
Bike Tours of Secret Paris: One of my favourite ways to explore Paris is by bicycle. Here are three guided bike tours to discover Paris. This electric bike tour shows you hidden gems, this bike tour covers Paris highlights and secrets and this bike tour is of charming nooks and crannies. Which will you choose?
Walking Tours: Why not try a walking tour of the iconic neighbourhoods of Paris? Pick your area and get to know the hidden gems and stories in the quartier!
11. Hidden Paris | Oscar and Victor
Père Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris and therefore not technically a hidden gem of Paris. But, what unique gravestones uncovering the secrets of Paris can you discover among the average citizen and the greats? Search for Chopin. Usually, a sonata playing will draw you to his gravesite. And of course, Jim Morrison’s tombstone is no secret. The resting place of Oscar Wilde, the famous Irish writer, draws women to place a red lipstick kiss on the effigy (not really allowed).
But what about Victor Noir?
This reporter was shot to death by a member of the emperor’s family over a century ago. For about 50 years now myth has it that if women rub his bulging crotch and kiss his lips, fertility and a wonderful sex life will follow. Did you think hidden gems in Paris would be this exciting? Looks like it is a story that has captured a wide audience – non?!
You could also pop a flower in his upturned tophat!
Location: Père Lachaise Cemetery; 20th arrondissement
Metro: Gambetta, Père Lachaise
Guided Tour of Père Lachaise: If you don’t have time to discover the iconic gravesites of Père Lachaise yourself, book a guided tour. That is how I first familiarized myself with one of the most visited gravesites in the world.
Hidden Gems in Paris Tip: If you enter close to the Gambetta station you will be walking downhill towards the main entrance. No maps are available at this entrance.
12. Hidden Gems In Paris |Garden Of l’Hôpital Saint-Louis
I love it when the best-kept secrets of Paris are an oasis to relax. This gorgeous hidden Paris gem is minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Canal Saint-Martin. It is the perfect place for a summer picnic or a quiet refuge to rejuvenate away from the crowds. Talk about a hidden gem in Paris.
Getting a weird “déjà vu” feeling? This square was also commissioned by Henri IV and has the same architectural style as Place des Vosges in Le Marais.
If you are in the Canal Saint-Martin area, find out all the things to do.
And… where to grab a bite at a nearby restaurant or pick up picnic supplies.
Location: 1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux; 10th arrondissement
Metro: Goncourt or Colonel Fabian or walk from the Quai de Jemmapes
13. Secrets Of Paris | Tango By The Seine
Is there anything more romantic than dancing the tango by the Seine? Well, there might be, but this ranks right up there with the hidden gems in Paris. Head on over to the Jardin Tino-Rossi. This secret Paris evening is a winner. Watch the partners move across the dance floor, or even bravely partake in this delightful Paris experience.
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Location: Garden Tino-Rossi at 2 Quai Saint-Bernard; 5th arrondissement
Metro: Sully-Morland or Gare-d’Austerlitz
14. Hidden Gems Of Paris | Hôtel Particulier
Hidden gems in Paris? Look no further than Avenue Junot. Find the gate at #23 and press the buzzer to enter this paradise. You will feel immediately that you are entering secret Paris.
Wander past the massive rock and find the second gate on the left. Buzz again… Et voilà, the Hôtel Particulier. Come for tea, dinner, a cocktail or splurge and stay in one of their rooms. This is really a taste of unique places in Paris. And did I mention the view of the Eiffel Tower from the passageway? It’s one of the best hidden places in Paris.
Location: 23 Avenue Junot; 18th arrondissement
Metro: Blanche or Lamarck-Caulaincourt
15. Hidden Spots In Paris | A Taste Of Alsace
Hidden gems of Paris sometimes look like an entire neighbourhood! La Butte aux Cailles is truly a hidden place to visit in Paris. Walk the streets in La Butte aux Cailles and feel like you are wandering in a village. Explore the area and find Rue Daviel. Here you’ll find houses built in the style of eastern France in the Alsace region. Facing these homes is Villa Daviel, a quiet street that will transport you momentarily to the countryside. A true best-kept secret in Paris.
Read More | Discover this hidden gem in Paris- the neighbourhood la Butte aux Cailles.
Location: Rue Daviel; 13th arrondissement
Metro: Corvisart or Place d’Italie
16. Secret Paris | Stand By The King Phillipe Auguste Wall
Hidden gems in Paris that are clues to her long history fascinate me. Tucked away in the 4th arrondissement in le Marais is the largest surviving section of the King Philippe Auguste Wall from 1190. Paris was at one time fortified and surrounded by a stone wall with 77 semi-cylindrical towers. It is great fun spotting traces of the ancient wall in Paris.
Read More | Discover 21 treasures of Le Marais in Paris and this interview has a local from Le Marais share her insider tips.
17. Hidden Gems Of Paris | La Coulée Verte
Stroll along Paris’s ancient and abandoned railway line, La Coulée Verte, that inspired New York’s Highline. You’ll pass interesting architecture, rose gardens, parks perfect for a picnic, and street art. Walk all the way from the 12th arrondissement of Paris to the Bois de Vincennes for a wonderful adventure. La Coulée Verte, also known as La Promenade Plantée, is a true hidden gem of Paris.
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18. Hidden Paris | Parc de Bagatelle
Head on over to the Bois de Boulogne and take a stroll through the Parc de Bagatelle. This gorgeous park is one of the best hidden places to visit in Paris. Roses galore and peacocks fanning their tail feathers are the perfect taste of the country in Paris. Read all about how the Parc de Bagatelle came to be because of a bet between Marie Antoinette and her brother-in-law.
Location: Bois de Boulogne
Metro: Pont de Neuilly and then Bus # 43 or #93
19. Secret Paris | This Unique Church
Église Notre-Dame du Travail in the 14th arrondissement is truly one of the best hidden places to visit in Paris. Many Parisians I’ve met haven’t been here. It truly is one of a kind! At least in the interior. I wandered in and immediately thought of the Eiffel Tower. Finished in 1902, the nave of Église Notre-Dame du Travail is built of steel and iron inviting the residents, at the time, in this working-class neighbourhood to join in worship together. Be sure to check out this hidden gem in Paris.
Read More: Tons of fabulous things to do in and around Montparnasse.
Location: 59 rue Vercingétorix, 14th arrondissment
20. Hidden Gems Of Paris | The Queens Of France
The Luxembourg Gardens are well known in Paris. Sitting by the Medici Fountain, one of the prettiest in Paris, or sailing a boat across the Grand Bassin are iconic experiences in this famous Jardin in Paris. But, did you know that there are 20 hidden gems in Paris watching over you?
Find the 20 graceful, marble statues of Saints and Queens, all women positioned near the Grand Bassin. The statues were commissioned by King Louis-Philippe who reigned from 1830 – 1848. My favourite of the lovely statues is Saint-Genevieve (422-512), the Patron Saint of Paris.
Location: 6th arrondissment
21. Best Kept Secrets In Paris | Finding Héloïse and Abélard
Here are two hidden gems in Paris keeping this medieval love story alive today. One of the most enduring love stories of all time is that of Héloïse and Abélard.
Find the stone plaque at #9 – 11 Quai aux Fleurs on Ile de la Cité confirming that the two lovers lived here in 1118.
Pierre Abélard, a brilliant philosopher and theologian, was teaching in Paris at Nôtre-Dame and was invited to teach Héloïse who was a gifted student in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew.
Yup. They fell in love, got pregnant and the star-crossed lovers were secretly married. Héloïse was sent to a convent for safety and Abélard returned to Paris. Héloïse’s outraged uncle, Canon Fulbert, got his revenge and sent a troupe of men in the dark of night to castrate Abélard.
What a story. Is it myth or truth? Abèlard became a monk and the two wrote each other letters but never spoke in person again.
There are many versions of the story. Put your own spin on the love tale but stand before this house, where they fell in love or head to Père-Lachaise Cemetery and find the splendid tomb where the couple has laid together since 1817.
Location: Take a little detour from Notre Dame Cathedral or from Ile Saint-Louis to # 9 – 11 Quai aux Fleurs on Ile de la Cité.
22. Hidden Gems In Paris | The Bassin de l’Arsenal
The first time I discovered the Bassin de l’Arsenal I knew I had stumbled upon a Paris hidden gem. Stand at the lock where Canal Saint-Martin empties into the Seine, peruse the boats in the marina, explore the gardens, and best of all sit in the bustling Le Grand Bleu with its unobstructed views over the water.
Stop by the Port de l’Arsenal for an apéro after exploring the 12th arrondissement,
23. Secrets Of Paris | Bouillon Julien
Bouillons in Paris are a fabulous way to eat a traditional French meal at affordable prices. Hidden gems in Paris? Definitely!
Bouillon Julien, a historic monument, opened its doors in 1906, having been constructed by the French architect Edouard Fournier. Top Art Nouveau artisans of the day were used to design the sumptuous and elegant interior. I couldn’t take my eyes off the sea-green walls, the mirrors, the lights, and the glassworks of four nymphs representing the seasons nor the peacock panels which symbolize eternity and paradise.
Oh.. and the food? Dining at this bouillon Paris restaurant is simply a must.
24. Paris Hidden Gems | Cour Damoye
There are plenty of tiny, surprising, and slightly hidden streets in Paris. In the 11th arrondissement of Paris, Cour Damoye is a quiet cobbled lane lined with ateliers. You’ll feel like you have stumbled across one of the best kept secrets in Paris as you wander down Cour Damoye. It’s the perfect place for a photoshoot!
25. Hidden Gems Of Paris | Temple De La Sibylle
Head to the 19th arrondissment in Paris and find the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Hidden gems in Paris? This park has many, but my favourite is the lovely Temple de la Sibylle. Perched on a rocky cliff of 50 metres (164 feet), the Temple de la Sibylle has a fantastic view of Sacre Coeur in the distance. Inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy, the temple in Parc des Buttes Chaumont looks out over the park’s artificial lake.
One of the delights of wandering in Parc des Buttes Chaumont is finding the best views to photograph the Temple de la Sibylle.
I hope you enjoy these 25 hidden gems in Paris as much as I do!
Until next time,
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After discovering these 25 hidden gems in Paris, it’s time to explore Paris’s villages
Montmartre feels just like a small village. This post on Montmartre leads you to the most popular sites as well as some lesser-known places on the hill.
Le Marais is one of the oldest areas of Paris. Once marshland, it is hopping with boutiques, cafés, gorgeous old mansions and museums. Read my full guide to le Marais and also insider Marais tips from a local.
Ile Saint-Louis is still one of my favourite spots in Paris. On Pont Saint-Louis, you’ll almost always find some street music.
And Montparnasse. Most people think of the tall black tower looming over the Paris skyline or the train station. This guide on Montparnasse uncovers some marvellous things to discover in the 14th arrondissement.
If you like being by the water, Ile aux Cygnes in the Seine might be for you! The Statue of Liberty, views of the Eiffel Tower and locals walking their dogs!
Wondering what to do in the Eiffel Tower district after you’ve visited the Iron Lady? Here’s my full guide to the 7th arrondissement.
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If you are looking for food suggestions, read about where to find the best croissants in Paris. And, if you have a sweet tooth like me, check out these best pâtisseries to try. There are also plenty of café suggestions for the Marais area in this post: Tips from a Local. And if you are exploring the area around Canal Saint-Martin, here are the best places to stop for a bite or to find the fixings for a picnic.
Travelling to Paris alone? This article on navigating Paris alone is full of tips and tricks for the solo traveller.
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Robin Browne says
oooh so many wonderful hidden gems! Definitely want to check out the wooden windmill, and the Parc Monceau- But it all looks amazing!
Alison Browne says
Oh Yes!!! Let’s do BOTH!!
These are really offbeat and quirky destinations in Paris which I never found on the official guides.
Alison Browne says
So glad you think so! Hope you can get out and discover a few of them!
I love Paris so much. Every time I go I see new things and yet, here are more for me to check out. Great post!
Alison Browne says
Ohhhh – so happy there are a few new ones on there for you to discover! Enjoy! Paris is always a delight – non?!
Paula Morgan says
A hidden gems article with things that really are hidden gems. I have spent weeks in Paris and have not seen most of these. Thanks, I have a few new ones to add to my list esp Parc Monceau and that Roman arena 🙂
Alison Browne says
I am so glad that even to someone who has spent a lot of time in Paris there are many places on this list that you haven’t seen. It’s exactly what I love about Paris – it’s full of surprises and tucked away gems! Enjoy! Let me know which ones you love the most!
What an incredible list! I can’t wait to go back to Paris and visit some of these. Thank you!
Alison Browne says
You are so welcome. Let me know which ones you love the most!
Paris is one of the cities where you can never really see everything, this is such a wonderful post truly highlighting hidden gems in the city. Thank you so much for putting this together, saving for later!
Alison Browne says
OH so glad you are saving this! Yes, Paris is full of gems and surprises. Even the locals will say they haven’t seen it all!
I have a friend going to Paris later this month, I will share this with her
Alison Browne says
That’s great! I hope she can enjoy a few of the hidden gems!
An Indian Traveler says
I wish I had read this blog before my visit to Paris. I always look for offbeat places/hidden gems whenever I visit a new place. This post is full of them. Beautifully captured pictures.
Alison Browne says
I am glad you liked the photographs! Just tuck this away until your next visit to Paris! Glad you enjoyed it!
It’s been a while since I visited Paris and I am dying to go back!! Though I am interested to see the main places again after such a while this time I am looking to see some more off the beaten track places so this is perfect!!
Alison Browne says
It always surprises me how visiting the main attractions years later is still a thrill and a completely different experience to the initial visit. So glad you will check out some of my hidden gems!
Nitin Singhal says
Paris is my bucket list destination. I have compiled the list of places I would like to visit and non of these places are in the list because I had never heard or read about them before. I found Parc Monceau, Oscar and Victor the most fascinating. These 2 things are definitely added on my list.
Alison Browne says
I love how you are keeping a list of marvellous things to do in Paris for when you get there! So happy that you have added 2 of my hidden gems to your list! ENJOY!
I love visiting these lesser known areas especially since there are fewer crowds/tourists. I studied a little bit of ancient Rome in college and would love to visit Les Arènes de Lutèce. The history of the Roman gladiators has always been fascinating to me.
Alison Browne says
It is so cool to find this arena tucked away and sit and imagine gladiators in action! ENJOY!
I love hidden gems instead of very crowded touristic places. I never knew about rue Crémieux when I visited Paris as this would be my favorite point because of colorful houses. Thanks for sharing great post as I have to plan for Paris again.
Alison Browne says
It is such a lovely little street but has gotten quite popular in recent years. It is so unlike other streets in Paris that it is totally worth searching it out! Enjoy Paris!
This is such a great list! We’ve visited Paris twice now and other than the vineyards and windmills of Montmartre and the view from Centre Pompidou we haven’t seen any of the locations. I’d love to visit Rue Cremeux. Those colourful houses are amazing.
Alison Browne says
Rue Crémieux is really unique! It is getting quite popular so go early! Paris is one of those cities where you can just keep discovering tucked away treasures every visit!
Sandy N Vyjay says
This is such a fascinating list of hidden gems of Paris. We have been to Paris only once and due to a short trip had to stick to the main attractions only. Hope to get back and explore the hidden gems of Paris. It would be really great to visit the resting place of Oscar Wilde, one of my favourite writers.
Alison Browne says
Oscar Wilde’s tombstone is very worthy of a visit. He is surrounded in red kisses and these words.”And alien tears will fill for him pity’s long broken urn. For his mourners will all be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn.”
Carmen Edelson says
Wow, I really had no idea about those vineyards! Paris is one of those places that I can visit over and over again but there will always be more to discover. I’m adding all of these places to my ever growing list!
Alison Browne says
I went on a mission last summer to find the hidden vineyards of Paris! Still have some to discover!
A mother-daughter trip exploring rural France! Very special ?
Alison Browne says
It was so special, Pam! Stories and photos coming soon (ish!).