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Hidden Gems in Paris: 30 Little Known Places In Paris To Visit

Do you want to go off the beaten path in Paris? This article will give you a list of the best hidden gems in Paris you shouldn’t miss.

There is no doubt that the famous landmarks and stunning magnificent world-known museums are what make Paris what it is.

But besides the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame, and the Louvre museum, there is more to the French capital than meets the eye.

Tucked away in the less-walked streets of Paris and away from the famous attractions, there are so many hidden gems in Paris worth exploring.

Parc Floral de Paris
Parc Floral de Paris

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If you love taking off the beaten path or have explored all the usual places on your Paris bucket list and want to go where a few tourists go, this article will give you all the hidden Paris attractions worth visiting.

Of course, if you’re traveling to Paris for the first time, or are just in the city for the weekend, in that case, you’ll want to stick to the famous Parisian landmarks, but if you’ve visited a number of times or have more time, make sure to add these hidden gems of Paris to your itinerary.

Ready to take off the beaten path in Paris? Read on to discover all the best secret places in Paris to visit.

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Best Hidden Gems in Paris to Visit

Here is a list of the hidden spots in Paris plus their exact addresses to locate them with ease.

1. Rue Crémieux

Rue Cremieux is one of the best places to visit in Paris.

First on this list of secret places to visit in Paris is Rue Crémieux, a cobblestoned pedestrian street in the 12th arrondissement that was originally built as housing for workers back in the 1850s.

Today, it is known for its pastel-colored, candy-hued quirky houses that line the street, and has grown in terms of popularity as a spot for taking cute photos.

While more people know of the street now compared to years ago, it remains a relatively secret spot in the city, overshadowed by other more popular streets like Rue de l’Abreuvoir in Montmartre.

Do note though that people live here, so make sure to be respectful when taking photos in the area!

In fact, the residents of this place are starting to get fed up with tourists that they’re asking city officials to install a gate to restrict tourists from visiting in the evening hours and on the weekend so that they get back their “privacy”.

2. Île aux Cygnes

Île aux Cygnes is one of the best hidden gems in Paris.
Statue of liberty at Île aux Cygnes, paris

Measuring just about one kilometer (2,789 ft) end-to-end in length and nestled in the middle of the Seine, Île aux Cygnes (Island of Swans) is a small, uninhabited man-made island that was built to support bridges that span across the river.

The island may be small but it’s packed with facilities and sights that are great for a leisurely time, including tree-lined walkways, a free outdoor recreational area with exercise machines and a climbing wall, a 22m-tall Statue of Liberty replica, (the biggest in Paris) and more.

On-site fun aside, the island also offers some great views of the Eiffel Tower!

3. Paris Sewer Museum

Exploring the Sewers of Paris is one of the things to add to your Paris bucket list

Literally located in the sewers of the city, the Paris Sewer Museum (Musée des Égouts de Paris) ranks high on my list of the best unique places in Paris. It is essentially an unusual attraction dedicated to the city’s drainage system.

A rather intriguing hidden Paris secret, the museum brings curious visitors on a journey through the underground tunnels hidden out of view.

Informative guided tours are offered by sewermen themselves and you’ll be fascinated by actual equipment and exhibits arranged in carefully-curated galleries while learning about the history of the city’s sewers.

If you’re into the marvels of engineering and can brave the not-so-great smell for a while, you’ll enjoy spending an hour exploring this Paris hidden gem.

Address: Esplanade Habib Bourguiba, Pont de l’Alma, 75007.

4. Petite Ceinture

Petite Ceinture is one of the best hidden gems in Paris.

Photo by Pascal POGGI/Flickr

Up for a stroll? Make your way to the Petite Ceinture, an abandoned railway line that no longer serves trains but has turned into a unique attraction in Paris that remains unknown to many, including Parisians themselves.

Stroll along the original tracks and you’ll come across overgrown flowers and greenery, as well as former train stations that have been converted into restaurants, bars, playgrounds, and gardens over the years.

However, not the full stretch of the railway track is open to the public, and some of the stretches may be dark and unsafe to explore, so stick to the safer parts.

Since this track is a long stretch, it can be assessed from various points depending on where you’re coming from.

There are various points of entry in the 12th, 13th, 14th up to the 20th arrondissement. You can check here to find the exact entry points from these areas.

5. Bercy Village

Bercy Village is one of the hidden places in Paris.

Located in the 12th arrondissement, Bercy Village once housed one of the largest wine markets in the whole of Europe but has now transformed into a favorite shopping village in the city.

Lined with boutiques, bars, restaurants, concept stores, and other places of interest including a secret vineyard, a fairground museum, Parc de Bercy, and an 18-screen cinema), Bercy Village is open and packed with energy 7 days a week.

Many of the rustic storefronts and white stone buildings you can spot here have been standing for decades and have interiors with remnants of old wine cellars.

I’d suggest coming over either for a meal, to shop, or just to soak in some good vibes or picnic in Parc de Bercy.

While it’s charming all year round, the village is especially beautiful during the Christmas season when it’s blanketed with Christmas lights and Christmas markets.

6. Museum of Fairground Arts

Museum of Fairground Arts is one of the best secret places in Paris.

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Located right around the corner from Bercy Village, the Museum of Fairground Arts (Musée des Arts Forains) is set to take you on a fun adventure.

This Parisian hidden gem delights visitors with nostalgic items from the performing arts scene in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Expect an exclusive collection of carnival setups, costumes, funfair games, original carousels, and all sorts of timeless knick-knacks that will take you down memory lane to the early days of fairground culture.

The museum is not just a show-and-tell space. Many of the items and areas here are interactive.

You can hop on old-school rides, dance to an authentic antique pipe organ, and catch shows by incredibly talented performers.

Guided tours are also available in French, and information pamphlets are available for English-speaker visitors.

Please note that you’ll have to make a reservation ahead of time from the official website to guarantee your spot.

Address: 53 Av. des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris.

7. Maison de Nicolas Flamel

Maison de Nicolas Flamel is one of the hidden secrets of Paris.

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Widely regarded as the oldest house in Paris, Maison de Nicholas Flamel dates back to the 15th century and was a house owned by Nicholas Flamel, Paris’s most famous alchemist who was also a well-known philanthropist.

It wasn’t Nicholas’s family home though! Maison de Nicholas Flamel was built to house the poor. People in need were welcomed to live here for free in exchange for saying a few prayers in the past — at least according to the inscription on the house’s facade.

While the actual house quarters aren’t open for visits, you can pop by to admire the building’s historical facade from the outside or have a meal at Auberge de Nicolas Flamel, Paris’s oldest inn that occupies the ground floor of the house.

Address: 49 Rue de Montmorency, 75003 Paris.

8. Lavirotte Building, Avenue Rapp

Lavirotte building is one of the best little known places in Paris to visit.
Lavirotte building sculptures up close

If you’re a fan of quirky buildings that don’t conform to regular standards, you’ll love the Lavirotte Building located at 29 Avenue Rapp.

Designed by architect Jules Lavirotte, the building is a rare and precious surviving example of Art Nouveau (an ornamental, free, and innovative style of modern art that flourished between about 1890 and 1910).

In fact, its unique and detailed design won it an award for “the most original new facade in the 7th arrondissement in 1901”.

The building is a true work of art. It’s imaginative, quirky, and irregular, but it has also been controversial and accused of being suggestive.

Look closely at the photo of the Lavirotte Building’s iconic front door above, and you’ll know what I mean!

You cannot enter the building though, but taking in its quirky facade and exterior is still going to be quite a treat for your eyes.

Address: 29 Av. Rapp, 75007 Paris.

9. Arenes de Lutèce

Arènes de Lutèce is one of the best places to visit in the Latin Quarter.

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Tucked away in the Latin Quarter surrounded by shady trees and hidden from street view, the Arènes de Lutèce is yet another one of my favorite hidden secrets of Paris.

Known as the oldest historic monument built in Paris, it’s a shame that this 1st-century Roman amphitheater rarely makes it to the list of places to visit in Paris by tourists exploring the city. Actualy, even most Parisians have not been here.

The remains of the partially destroyed Arènes consist of restored terraced seating that could once accommodate 15,000 people, a lovely garden filled with trees, and a large stage area that has today become a popular soccer field for French teens and a Pétanque spot for the older ones.

The space is usually deserted except for some locals who come here for a picnic or sports, and you can rest your legs in the calmness between all that sightseeing.

Address: 4 rue des Arènes, 75005 Paris.

10. Montmartre Cemetery

Montmartre cemetery is one of the top places to see in Montmartre.

If you don’t get freaked out by taking a stroll in a cemetery, here’s another hidden gem in Paris for you.

Officially called Cimetière du Nord, the Montmartre Cemetery is a necropolis located in the heart of Montmartre.

If you’re imagining a dull, depressing cemetery with a dark atmosphere, you’re imagining it wrong.

Montmartre cemetery feels more like a secret garden and park than a burial ground. The cemetery’s 20,000 burial plots are resting places for many famous individuals including singers, actors, painters, writers, explorers, and poets.

Some popular graves include those of Théodore Chassériau, a French painter, Gustave Moreau, Horace Vernet, Dalida, a famous French singer whose grave is the most visited in this cemetery, Pierre Cardin, a famous French designer, Jeanne Moreau, and many more.

Address: 20 Av. Rachel, 75018 Paris.

11. Atelier des Lumières

Atelier des Lumières is one of the best	hidden gems of Paris.
Exhibition at L’Atelier des Lumières

While Paris is mainly known for its extensive collection of classical museums, there are plenty of museums dedicated to modern art or other unique art forms, with Atelier des Lumières being one of them.

Atelier des Lumières is a digital art museum that presents classic art in immersive formats, allowing visitors to enjoy popular art not just by staring at frames, but by being surrounded by them.

Installations are projected all over the space while being accompanied by musical soundtracks, adding a breath of fresh air and fun to centuries-old artwork.

You’ll leave with photos that are perfect for the ‘gram or for making your friends back home jealous.

This Parisian museum has held exhibitions with works of famous painters like Dali, Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Van Gogh, Gaudi, Claude Monet, and many others.

You can book your ticket to Atelier des Lumières here.

Address: 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris.

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12. Parc Floral de Paris

Parc Floral de Paris is one of the best kept secrets in Paris.
Parc Floral de Paris is one of the best hidden gems in Paris.

Enchanting in all seasons yet often overshadowed by other more popular parks and gardens in Paris, Parc Floral de Paris located in Bois de Vincennes is a wonderland for nature lovers, especially if you have a soft spot for flowers and plants.

Besides an impressive collection of floral displays that change according to the seasons, Parc Floral de Paris has lots of other fun and educational spaces including many play areas for children, a mini golf course, a medicinal garden, ponds, and greenhouses that you can visit.

The park is also the location of major annual flower shows in the city and plays host to many free events throughout the year such as concerts, festivals, fairs, and circus shows.

You should note that unlike other gardens and parks in Paris which are free to access, you’ll need to pay a few euros to access Parc Floral de Paris. It was around 2 Euros per person the last time I visited.

Address: Rte de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris.

13. Grand Mosque of Paris

Paris mosque is one of the best places in the Latin Quarter.

The Grand Mosque of Paris is one of the must-visit hidden gems in Paris!

The mosque is the oldest in Metropolitan France and boasts spacious prayer rooms, a garden, a library, a tea room, a restaurant, a hammam, and more but the star stopper is its courtyard which is fully covered in colorful mosaics, trees, and fountains.

Inaugurated in the interwar years back in the 1920s, the Grand Mosque of Paris played a vital role in promoting the visibility of Islam in the country.

It’s also unique for its Spanish-Moorish style of architecture that isn’t commonly seen in the buildings of Paris.

Besides taking in its architectural beauty, I also recommend popping by the tea room for some warm mint tea and Moroccan sweets!

Doors to the mosque are open to all visitors regardless of faith. And while you can visit the Mosque every day except on prayer days (Fridays), I recommend visiting in May when the Mosque is covered in purple Wisteria creating an incredibly beautiful sight.

Address: 2bis Pl. du Puits de l’Ermite, 75005 Paris.

14. 59 Rivoli Art Gallery

59 Rivoli Art Gallery is one of the hidden Paris attractions.

Another one of the Paris hidden gems is the art gallery on Rue Rivoli known as 59 Rivoli Art Gallery.

Located in Chatelet, this art gallery welcomes you with a facade of a rather quirky kind of art with the building covered in an art ensemble made from papers, tubes, plastic bags, and more.

Though it’s located on such a popular street, not many people know about it. You can stop to take photos of the artsy building and its colorful door or even step inside to discover a whole new world of colorful art.

The steps leading to the art gallery are covered in colorful and quirky murals and are Instagram worth if you’re looking for Instagram spots in Paris, and they hold exhibitions (permanent and temporary ones) for up-and-coming artists.

And the best part is that it’s free to access making it one of the unique free things to do in Paris.

Adress: 59 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

15. Dodo Manège

Dodo Manège is one of the little known places in Paris.

Photo by Groume/Flickr

If you like carousels, you simply cannot miss out on the Dodo Manège. Located within the Jardin des Plantes, Dodo Manège is not your usual merry-go-round.

Instead of offering rides on common horses and huge birds, Dodo Manège specifically features animals that are either extinct or endangered.

Some animals you can choose to ride include a panda, gorilla, dodo, horned turtle, sivatherium, thylacine, and even a Triceratops!

Bring your little ones here for a fun yet educational time. You can also pair your insightful visit with the Natural History Museum since they’re located next to each other.

Address: Jardin des Plantes, 75005.

16. Grand Gallery of Evolution

Learning About Evolution at the National Museum of Natural History is one of the fun things to do in the Latin Quarter Paris.

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Also located in the Jardin des Plantes, the Grand Gallery of Evolution (Grande Galerie de l’Évolution) is part of the National History Museum.

This enormous gallery covers a space of 4 floors and houses a spectacular collection of over 9,500 specimens.

From blue whale skeletons, dinosaur skeletons, an African savannah section that consists of a parade of over 60 taxidermy animals, a room dedicated to endangered and extinct species, to a display of over 460,000 conserved rocks, minerals, crystals, gems, and meteorites, the gallery has them all. There’s also a children’s gallery for curious kids!

Though it’s located with the famous Jardin des Plantes, the Grand Gallery of Evolution is still very much one of the hidden gems in Paris that is usually overlooked by visitors to this park.

Address: 36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris.

17. Marché Malassis – Marché au Puces de St-Ouen

Pick up an antique at the Paul Bert Serpette Flea market is one of the best nontouristy things to do in Paris

If you enjoy flea markets and shopping for antiques, you’ll love the Marché Malassis!

Also simply known as St-Ouen Flea Market, the Marché Malassis is a treasure trove of gems. You can easily spend hours browsing in search of something that tickles your fancy. After all, it’s one of the biggest Flea markets in the world.

Stalls here overflow with unique and unusual items such as antique furniture, retro goods, vintage tableware, accessories, collections of toys, and all sorts of collectibles.

Do note though that the market is open only on Mondays and weekends, so don’t come on a weekday expecting open stalls!

Address: 142 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine.

18. Wine Museum (Musée du Vin)

Wine Museum

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You know Parisians take their wine seriously when there’s an entire museum dedicated to it.

Nestled in the heart of the 16th arrondissement, the Paris Wine Museum will take you on a journey through the French craft of winemaking that spans centuries of sheer dedication and hard work.

Learn about traditional tools, processes, and the history of winemaking through the museum’s winding galleries. You can opt for a self-exploration or guided tour, or even a wine-tasting tour led by an expert.

To enjoy a full experience, have lunch at Les Echansons, the museum’s quaint restaurant housed within old cellar walls. The restaurant serves a vast array of French wines as well as fine traditional French cuisine.

Address: 5 Sq. Charles Dickens, 75016 Paris.

19. Fragonard Perfume Museum

Creating your Own Perfume In Le Marais is one of the unusual things to do in Paris

If there’s another craft the French are proud of, it’s perfume. The Fragonard Perfume Museum (Musée du Parfum) is a true gem if you love fragrances.

It may not be the best-selling museum in Paris, but it’s definitely the best-smelling one (pun intended).

Housed within a beautiful 19th-century townhouse, the Perfume Museum will open your eyes and senses to the world of enchanting fragrances, and you’ll leave with a greater appreciation for them after learning about the secrets of its history and complex production.

You’ll also be able to see several perfumery objects both from the olden ages and current ones.

The best part? Entrance is completely free, and they also offer free guided tours!

You should note that the museum is quite small and will take you less than an hour to go through.

You can also purchase perfumes for yourself or your loved ones to take back home as a Paris souvenir, but if you want to make your experience even more memorable, then I recommend signing up for this Perfume making workshop where you’ll create your own perfume.

Address: 9 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris.

20. The Great Pagoda

The Great Pagoda is one of the secret places to visit in Paris.

Located in Bois de Vincennes, The Great Pagoda is the largest Buddhist temple in the city, and home to the largest gold Buddha in Europe, standing at 9-meters (29.5ft) tall.

Events are held frequently at The Great Pagoda, especially on weekends and public holidays, and I’d highly suggest coordinating your visit when there’s something special going on!

Otherwise, you can pop by anytime since it’s open for a peaceful visit. Some people even bring their pillows and come here to meditate.

Address: 40 Bis Rte de Ceinture du Lac Daumesnil, 75012 Paris.

21. Paris Zoological Park

Paris Zoological Park is one of the best unique places in Paris

Commonly called the Vincennes Zoo, the Paris Zoological Park is home to over 3,000 animals that live in biozones that are thoughtfully designed to replicate their natural habitats to allow them to thrive and live comfortably while maintaining a sustainable environment.

The zoo is spacious, well-kept, and great for a day out with friends or family.

Besides the usual animals such as lions, giraffes, and birds, the Paris Zoological Park also houses some pretty exotic and even endangered “tenants”, including gentle manatees, tapirs, jaguars, penguins, antelopes, and vultures.

Address: Av. Daumesnil, 75012 Paris.

22. Hôtel de Sens

Hôtel de Sens is one of the off the beaten path in Paris.

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No, the Hôtel de Sens is not a hotel, so you can’t book a room for an overnight stay. Instead, it’s a former residence built for Tristan de Salazar, the archbishop of Sens.

The building is an architectural beauty with its Gothic and French Renaissance features and remains one of the very few medieval residences that remain standing in Paris after enduring the passage of time.

One of the favorite parts of the building is the Forney Library, the building’s impressive library that holds a vast collection of books and catalogs dedicated to arts, fashion, and design.

This historical Parisian landmark also has a small but well-maintained garden that impresses its visitors.

Address: 7 Rue des Nonnains d’Hyères, 75004 Paris.

23. Cloître des Billettes

Cloître des Billettes is one of the Paris unknown attractions.

Cloître des Billettes is the only Middle-Ages cloister still standing in Paris.

Nestled in the heart of the fashionable Le Marais district in the 4th arrondissement, this Lutheran church is often overlooked in a neighborhood full of fun bars, hip boutiques, cute Parisian cafes, and interesting galleries.

Cloître des Billettes may have a long history but it’s today a spiritual and cultural center — more than just a religious site.

Depending on when you visit, the church hosts plenty of events regularly, including spiritual concerts, gospels, exhibitions, and sales.

You can swing by to witness or be a part of authentic Lutheran worship if you visit on a Sunday.

Address: 24 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris.

24. Musée de Montmartre

Musée de Montmartre is one of the best Montmartre attractions.

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There are just so many hidden places in Paris but one you shouldn’t miss is the Musée de Montmartre.

This Parisian museum is filled with fascinating items from paintings to installations, poster art, and even actual rooms and studio spaces where famous French painters like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Suzanne Valadon once lived and worked.

While it’s not a huge museum, it has an intimate and calm vibe that I love. Also, the museum and its gardens overlook Clos Montmartre, a hidden vineyard that’s one of the final remaining ones in the city!

If you have time, be sure to pop by the cafe known as Café Renoir (named after the famous painter) in the garden to enjoy a cup of coffee. You can also stroll in the garden (known as Jardin Renoir) to take in its charm.

So, whether you’re looking for things to do in Montmartre or best kept secrets in Paris, Musée de Montmartre is one not to miss.

To access the museum and the gardens, you’ll need to purchase this entry ticket.

Address: 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris.

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25. Tour de l’horloge

Tour de l’horloge is one of the best hidden gems in Paris.

Keep your eyes peeled if you’d like to catch a glimpse of another Paris unknown attraction!

Also more simply known as the Paris Clock Tower, Tour de l’horloge is France’s very first public clock, having reported time to Parisians tirelessly since 1371.

Built between the years 1350 and 1353, the clock tower is located at the end of the Conciergerie building and is quite a remarkable piece of work.

The antique, timeless clock is a lovely contrast of blue and gold as it stands elegantly at the junction of a busy, modern street.

Address: Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris.

26. Parc Monceau

Parc Monceau in Paris in March

Looking for nontouristy things to do in Paris? Here’s a spot that ranks high on my list of hidden romantic places in Paris.

Forget about other overcrowded parks in the city, like the Tuileries or Luxembourg gardens, Parc Monceau is a tranquil green space in the 8th arrondissement that more locals frequent than tourists.

Get your zen on here and people-watch on one of the benches scattered across the park or pack a picnic to experience a true Parisian picnic!

The park exudes secret garden vibes, making it a romantic hangout spot for couples and a group of friends and friends.

Take your time to stroll through the park and you’ll be delighted to come across many secret surprises, from a charming Renaissance archway, elegant Corinthian pillars, beautiful bridges, an Egyptian pyramid, statues, to a pond, and more.

Address: 35 Bd de Courcelles, 75008 Paris.

27. Merci Concept Store

Designer boutiques, luxury stores, and huge shopping centers are plentiful in Paris, but the fashionable city also has its share of quirky concept stores that will delight those who prefer unique items that can’t be easily whisked off common shelves.

Merci Concept Store is a gem of a concept store located in the heart of the Le Marais neighborhood.

This trendy 3-story boutique is hidden behind an unassuming door, noticeable usually because of the iconic vintage bright red mini parked in its courtyard.

Besides three levels of curated items (from vintage clothing to coffee, home goods, furniture, bags, and jewelry), there are also two cafes and a restaurant in the store.

If it’s cold or raining and you’re looking for rainy day things to do in Paris, Merci is a great place to stay dry for a bit and pick out unique finds.

Address: 111 Bd Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris.

28. Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité

Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité is one of the hidden places in Paris.

The magnificent Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité with its golden domes is a hidden gem when it comes to cathedrals in Paris.

The building is the most important Russian Orthodox Church in the city, and unlike other solemn, classical churches in Paris, Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité is spacious, bright, and modern.

It’s just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel Tower on the left bank of the Seine, so definitely consider adding it to your Paris itinerary if you’re keen to take a glimpse of an orthodox church in all its magnificence.

Address: 1 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris.

29. Hôtel de la Marine

Hôtel de la Marine is one of the best Paris hidden gems.

Though located at the famous square of Place de la Concorde, Hôtel de la Marine is usually ignored by most tourists or some don’t even realize it can be visited.

Easily confused to be a hotel due to its name, Hôtel de la Marine is actually a museum that displays the restored 18th-century apartments of Marc-Antoine Thierry de Ville-d’Avray with luxurious household furniture.

Besides the apartments, this museum also has luxurious Salons that are worth strolling and various heritage objects.

To visit this museum, you’ll need to purchase this entry ticket.

Address: 2 Pl. de la Concorde, 75008 Paris.

30. Rue Mouffetard

Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quartre.

Last on the list of Paris lesser known attractions is Rue Mouffetard. Also called la Mouffe by the locals, the lively Rue Mouffetard is one of the oldest and most picturesque streets in Paris.

Unlike other bustling streets in central Paris, Rue Mouffetard is charming, vibrant, and laid-back.

The long street is lined with cozy bistros, bakeries, cheese shops, and stores selling fresh foods.

Pop by in the morning if you’d like to check out the Mouffetard Market, or at night for a glass of wine at one of the quaint bars.

Address: 5th Arrondissement, 750085 Paris.

Final Thoughts on the Best Hidden Gems in Paris

The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are beautiful, but there’s more to Paris than places filled with tourists trying to take selfies against backdrops full of people.

Thankfully, it’s easy to explore Paris off the beaten path. So, if you’re open to discovering the little known places in Paris, I hope that this article has given you a number of options to consider.

Add some of these secrets of Paris to your Paris itinerary and you’ll leave the city more acquainted with it than you might have imagined.


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