Kulkue des Panoramas
Paris’ oldest covered walkway makes it a great place to take pictures. The glass ceiling provides beautiful lighting, and hanging lanterns give a hundred-year-old feel. The Passage des Panoramas is full of eclectic shops and ethnic restaurants. It’s one of my favorite Parisian hidden gems: the perfect stop for a quick bite and coffee on a rainy day!
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The hidden gems of Paris are my favorite to discover in the city! But do not get me wrong: If you are visiting for the first time, there are dozens of tourist destinations that will first be included in your destination in Paris.
If you’re in town for a day, 3 days or even a week, you have a lot of things to do to mark your forest list in Paris (and you probably do not have time for all these secret places and hiding places in Paris) …
But if you have the opportunity to stay a little longer or return to this beautiful city, this list of the hidden gems of Paris will take you outside the guides. Explore secret corridors, micro entrances, forgotten wind turbines and more unique places that even locals often do not know.
Kulkue des Panoramas
Paris’ oldest covered walkway makes it a great place to take pictures. The glass ceiling provides good lighting, and hanging lanterns give a hundred-year-old feel. The Passage des Panoramas is full of eclectic shops and ethnic restaurants. It’s one of my favorite Parisian hidden gems: the perfect stop for a quick bite and coffee on a rainy day!
Rue Cremieux is one of the most colorful places in Paris and is a beautiful cobbled street in a residential area. Rue Cremieux used to be a real hidden gem in Paris, but it has become a popular Instagram site in recent years. Still, many Parisians still do not know about it! You can take amazing photos by walking in pastel-colored houses, but do not bother the residents or sit in the front seats.
Flower and bird market
This beautiful flower market is located along the river Seine between Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle. Walk through the green cast iron pavilions, and admire the colorful flowers and plants. The flower market turns into a bird market every Sunday, full of tweets by thousands of birds. It is a true hidden gem in Paris that should not be forgotten when exploring the Île de la Citée.
The courtyard of the Zadkine Museum
The beautiful courtyard attached to the museum comes to life in summer and autumn, and there are hidden mythological bronze statues between the leaves that create a magical setting. Free access to the courtyard and the museum, so walk through this overgrown romantic space and admire its pure art, the real hidden gems of Paris.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful places in Paris, Montmartre’s secluded Dalida Square, is a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has cobbled streets, streets with trees and charming buildings and is best in summer and icy winters. You will find it at the junction of Rue Girardon and Rue de l’Abreuvoir, a wonderful area to walk on.
Columns in the Buren Palais-Royal
The 260 striped columns in the Palais-Royal courtyard are an incredible sight and offer really interesting photographic possibilities. The columns are not new, but they differ beautifully from the palace, especially if they all have different heights so you can get nice angles. Admission to the courtyard and palace is free.