Hidden by main boulevards or in neighborhoods where you wouldn't expect such beautiful scenery, often formerly inhabited by workers, these lesser-known streets are a fabulous witness to history. Here are some of the most beautiful hidden streets, passages, alleys, and villas in Paris:
Rue des Thermopyles
Located in the heart of the city, this street - so full of charm and spared from noisy traffic - reveals an intimate side of Paris in a lively district. A veritable island of calm and greenery.
The 16th arrondissement isn't known as being one of Paris's most bourgeois for nothing. In the Auteuil district, you can find many villas and private alleyways full of elegant, small houses. Today, one of the most sought-after is the hamlet of the Villa Dietz-Monnin.
Just a stone's throw from the Gare de Lyon, the Rue Crémieux is one of the prettiest and unusual in the capital, full of vibrantly-painted houses with sparkling façades.
In the heart of Montmartre, the Villa Léandre is a dead-end street bordered with Anglo-Saxon-style houses. A real peaceful refuge, located just out of view from the most popular tourist circuits.