The Nicolas Flamel house

Unusual Places to Visit in Paris

If you are a fan of Paris, of its beautiful paved streets, little cafes on every corner, monuments full of history, but you have the impression that you have already been to all the mythical tourist places, that you are fed up with the crowds of tourists, with the long queues, and you want to get off the beaten track, then we suggest you some of the many unusual places to visit of the capital. Thus you will have the possibility to have an out-of-the-ordinary stay.

Museum of sewers

Museum of sewers

For those who are not afraid of the cold, and who want to learn, and discover the construction of the city of Paris, far from the romanticism of the tourist places, this museum is made for you. Located near the Pont de l’Alma, very close to the Eiffel Tower, it is in labyrinths underground that you will carry out your visit there. This museum was created for the World Fair of 1867 and is an excellent way to understand the complexity of the city’s architecture and its sewage system.

Grevin Museum

Do you love the Glamour, have the soul of a star, and want to feel like a member of the Jetset? Then this museum is for you. The Grevin Museum was opened on June 5 1882 to become the largest and most famous wax museum in the world, competing with the Madame Tussaud Museum in London. Visiting this museum you will discover a French tradition of wax casting since until the XXII century it was customary to cast the faces of royal personages in wax and to exhibit them. But this French tradition has been transformed today into an unusual museum where you can meet the greatest stars of the cinema, of the song, or even the great politicians of this world, with more than 200 wax dolls at your disposal. From Henri IV to Bruce Willis, from Madonna to Gandhi, the celebrities of this world and of history will have no more secret for you.

Chocolate Museum

Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum is one of the unusual places to visit in Paris. A visit to Paris can’t be accomplished without a few gourmet breaks, without savoring the delicious French pastries, without a stop at the famous Angelina or La Duree pastry shops. But for the most curious among you, there is also the museum of chocolate choco-story. The first chocolate museum is located in Bruges, Belgium, but the place of chocolate has an important part in the French culture because one would not think of having breakfast without chocolate bread. In this museum, you will discover the history of chocolate in Europe, its introduction in France, and you will have the chance to see the Eiffel Tower in chocolate. But be careful, do not crunch.

Le relais de l’Entrecote

Le relais de l'Entrecote

When it comes to gastronomy, Paris would not be Paris without its thousands of bistros on every street corner. That’s why we have to recommend you one of the most famous bistro restaurants and famous for its beef sirloin and its homemade golden fries. At the Relais de l’entrecote only 1 fixed dish for each customer, you have the right to choose only your drink or your dessert. For the rest, you will travel that paradise, especially if you are an amateur of good beef and fries a l’ancienne.

The Nicolas Flamel house

The Nicolas Flamel house

The Nicolas Flamel house is one of the unusual places to visit in Paris. This building in the center of Paris, dating from 1397, was originally a medieval building built by a rich Parisian bourgeois of the time who built this building so that the poor could make their prayers in honor of the couple. Since then, this place has become a gastronomic restaurant where the alchemy of timeless dishes is cooked. This restaurant is only recognizable by connoisseurs, and a simple passerby would not know that it is a place where lovers of good food meet in all discretion.

Grand Palais (Ice rink in winter/ Drive-in cinema in summer)

The Grand Palais is one of the unusual places to visit in Paris. The Grand Palais is a museum built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. It is a monument dedicated to the glory of French art and welcomes each year nearly 2 million visitors with numerous exhibitions of modern art. But for the pleasure of all, it is transformed into a giant skating rink with a disco atmosphere every winter with the best DJs of the moment and becomes an ideal place for the fans of figure skating. If you are more of a movie fan on nice days then the Grand Palais becomes the ideal place for lovers who like to watch movies in the comfort of their car.

Have a drink in the old brothel Aux Belles Poules

If you’re the kind of person who likes historical places with a bit of a crazy atmosphere, then we strongly recommend you go and have a drink in the old brothel Aux belles Poules. This building was already present since 1870 and was a very popular place for Parisians of the time who came to visit the 31 prostitutes of the establishment. Today this building is the last of the historical brothels, with all these erotic frescos of the time.

Saint-Ouen flea market

Saint-Ouen flea market

The Saint-Ouen flea market is one of the unusual places to visit in Paris. You like to walk around but still shopping, and why not buy antiques while you’re at it? Then the Saint-Ouen flea market is for you. Located in the north of Paris, on the edge of the Périphérique, this large open-air market has been the meeting point for all antique lovers since 1885, and you will find objects of all kinds with a personal history to each. Apart from the antique dealers, you will find the open-air market on the Clignancourt side where you will find clothes dealers.

ZZZen nap bar

And after all, that, if you find that despite its exceptional beauty, the visit of Paris has tired you then come to relax and rest at the only Bar à sieste of France where we will take care of you. You have the possibility to take a nap in the many cabins, or even to enjoy the Spa or the different massages offered by the establishment.

ZZZen nap bar

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