Paris is a city that rewards those who explore it on foot, and many of the places I share with you here were sometimes discovered as one of the magical days that went to Paris. I will list the places that every visitor to Paris can afford. So there are no luxury restaurants and good hotels here, just attractions that are not on the to-do list for all tourists. So don’t tell your friends what you want to see, keep these secret places of Paris between us.
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GADE CREMIEUX – BASTILLE
It has to be one of the happiest streets in Paris and it is sure to put a smile on your face. You may even think you have been teleported to a Caribbean island. Rue Cremieux is a small promenade on either side of cute houses painted in all the bright colors of the rainbow. It was a covered street until 1897, and the great flood of 1910 was even a partial flood. Surprisingly, there were no tourists when we came here on the weekend, only the residents read the weekend newspapers in the sun. In recent years, however, residents have been in contact with large visitors and turned to the authorities to rescue them from tourists.
It’s (was) one of the best secret places in Paris I’ve come across. The best time to visit is a sunny day at noon, when the sun illuminates the colorful houses perfectly. Come here for a picnic lunch in Port de l’Arsenal after a visit to Paris’s most colorful food market, the Marche d’Aligre.
PARC DES BUTTES-CHAUMONT – NORTH PARIS
If you want to see local Parisians spend their sunny weekends, go to one of the best parks in Paris. It’s far from northeastern Paris, where rents are still pretty reasonable – making it one of the last areas in the city where young families can live without ‘God forbid’ and take you to the outskirts of Boulevard Périphérique. go. Like many other parks in Paris, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont was created from an abandoned quarry. Opened in 1867, the park is basically a rock rising from a central lake. You can do it there through the suspension bridge or just sit on the grass for your picnic lunch.
CANAL SAINT-MARTIN – EASTERN PARIS
Between the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees and all the other attractions of Paris, there are often views from the east of the city. It makes parts of the Canal Saint-Martin one of the best secret places in Paris. The canal was excavated to shorten the distance of boats across the Seine, but today the neighborhood south of the canal is one of the most diverse areas in Paris. Traditionally, the working-class center is slowly taking the tenth district away from hipster and young couples – changing the atmosphere of the neighborhood while still maintaining a unique cultural mix. It is very romantic to grab the channels during the day. But the real magic begins when the sun goes down.
PRINTED DEPARTMENT BUILDING
The fact that Le Printemps has been one of the most famous department stores in Paris since 1865 is by no means a state secret. However, only a small percentage of customers who visit this store will ever try to get panoramic views of Paris from their patios! Take the elevator to the top floor and then take the escalator to the second floor, Cafe Déli-Cieux. Step out onto the terrace and treat yourself to a 360-degree view of Paris!
You can see the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre and you are very close to the Palais Garnier, the most beautiful building in Paris. You can also come up with and close in person the gilded title specific to Le Printemps. Best of all, it’s completely free. I recommend coming here for a light lunch or a glass of wine early in the evening, but that’s entirely up to you. UPDATE: Cafe Deli-Cieux has closed its doors, but you still need to check for roof access. I assume that a new facility will be opened in this place soon, if not before the visit to Paris.