Discovering Paris's Hidden Secrets

  • Rue Crémieux

    Rue Crémieux

    © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Marc Bertrand

  • Canal Saint-Martin

    Canal Saint-Martin

    © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Amélie Dupont

  • Rue des Thermopyles

    Rue des Thermopyles

    © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Marc Bertrand

  • Vendanges à Montmartre

    Vendanges à Montmartre

    © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Amélie Dupont

Discovering Paris's Hidden Secrets 75 fr

Underground Paris, haunted Paris, its hidden alleyways, its unexpected vineyards... the indiscreet underbelly of the City of Lights give it an air of newness. For those that think they've seen everything in the French capital, here are four new ways to have a very unusual day in Paris. 

Underground Paris

Paris est une ville qui se parcourt aussi bien sous terre qu’en surface. Les sous-sols de la capitale lèvent le voile sur son histoire.

  • The Catacombes
  • The Egouts de Paris
  • Walk along the Canal Saint-Martin

The Vineyards of Paris

Currently, Ile-de-France has 132 vineyards, including about a dozen in Paris proper. Focus on the four main vineyards in the city: Actuellement, on compte 132 vignes en Ile-de-France, dont une dizaine à Paris. Focus sur les quatre principales vignes entretenues par la ville :

  • Parc Georges-Brassens Vineyard
  • Montmartre Vineyard
  • Parc de Bercy Vineyard
  • Butte-Bergeyre Vineyard

The Prettiest Secret Streets in Paris

Hidden behind a major boulevard or a district where you wouldn't expect such beautiful scenery, these lesser-known streets are a fabulous witness to history. Here are a few of the most beautiful passages, streets, alleys, and villas in Paris: 

  • Rue des Thermopyles
  • Villa Dietz-Monnin
  • Rue Crémieux
  • Villa Léandre

Haunted Paris

Ghosts, witches, vampires, and other bloody monsters - for all those who love the unexplained, Paris is full of legends and spooky places that are sure to give you goosebumps: 

  • The Witch's Rock in Montmartre
  • The Manoir de Paris


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