16 unusual districts to visit in Paris
ParisFrench capital, but also city of fashion and love, is full of atypical addresses that are just waiting to be visited. Remaining true to its nickname of "Paname"It is not ready to reveal all its secrets. An opportunity to book a 3 star hotel in Paris.
- 1 What to visit first in Paris?
- 2 Art Nouveau buildings in the Auteuil district
- 3 The Butte-aux-Cailles district and its open-air gallery
- 4 The harbour in the Arsenal district
- 5 The new architecture of Paris Rive Gauche
- 6 The bucolic villages of the Mouzaïa district
- 7 The Butte Bergeyre district and its sublime panorama
- 8 The campaign in Paris
- 9 What to do for an atypical experience in the middle of Paris?
- 10 Discover the secret passages of the 11th and 12th arrondissements
- 11 A short stop at the Medici Fountain
- 12 A visit to the Montsouris reservoir
- 13 A walk along the Rue des Degrés
- 14 A walk through the green corridor
- 15 A well-deserved break on the dynamic canals of the 19th century
- 16 A photo in front of the Quai Branly Museum
- 17 A leap into the past with the hidden rails of the Place des Vosges
- 18 An excursion along Rue Dénoyez
What to visit first in Paris?
If you are looking for unusual places In the heart of Paris, there are places or even entire districts in every arrondissement of the city that are well worth a visit.
Art Nouveau buildings in the Auteuil district
The 16th arrondissement of Paris is particularly well known for its Art Nouveau resulting from an architectural movement at the end of the 19th century. It has a large number of emblematic buildings such as the Guimard metro station and the Hotel Mezzara. Among these buildings, the most striking is undoubtedly the "Castel Béranger" located at 12/14 rue Jean de la Fontaine.
The Butte-aux-Cailles district and its open-air gallery
The Butte-aux-Cailles village district is one of the most unusual places in Paris not to be missed. It proudly displays the works of the greatest names in street-art such as Obey, Seth and C215. This temple of stencils, wild graffiti and huge frescos is located in the 13th arrondissement of the capital.
The harbour in the Arsenal district
Located at the foot of the famous Place de la Bastille, the Port de l'Arsenal is an atypical place that was once used as a cargo port. Over the years, it has become a park for strolling, clearing the mind, picnicking or just admiring the little boats.
The new architecture of Paris Rive Gauche
Discover the new face of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, littered with modern buildings with an innovative look. The booming Left Bank district of Paris is home to many famous buildings such as the M6B2 or "The Biodiversity Tower" and the T8 building also known as "The Nest".
The bucolic villages of the Mouzaïa district
Nestled somewhere in the 19th arrondissement, the MouzaÏa district is home to a small piece of countryside filled with residential villas. As you stroll through its narrow streets, you will undoubtedly be charmed by the archaic charm of the houses, the bright colours of the facades and the refreshing beauty of the vegetation.
The Butte Bergeyre district and its sublime panorama
Often compared to the Buttes Chaumont, the Butte Bergeyre has a charm that is difficult to match, due to the beauty of its buildings, its green spaces and the view offered by its 100-metre altitude. Its charm is further enhanced by the subdued light of the sunset.
The campaign in Paris
Located in the 20th arrondissement, this micro neighbourhood promises to give you a change of scene. The countryside in Paris consists of half a dozen charming cobbled streets and brick houses. It is reminiscent of small hamlets in the depths of the countryside.
What to do for an atypical experience in the middle of Paris?
The Parisian metropolis has no shortage of interesting experiences to be had at least once in a lifetime.
Discover the secret passages of the 11th and 12th arrondissements
In addition to famous restaurants and lively terraces, the 11th and 12th arrondissements of Paris are known for their small lumpy passages. Let yourself be tempted by a short stroll along the Cour du Bel Air or the Passage du Cheval Blanc to fully enjoy the experience.
A short stop at the Medici Fountain
Pay a visit to Polyphemus, Galatea and Acis if you are in the vicinity of the Garden of Luxembourgin the Odéon district. Commissioned by Marie de Médicis in 1630, this romantic spot in the heart of the park of the Queen's palace is ideal for a trip in in love.
A visit to the Montsouris reservoir
The reservoir in the Parc-de-Montsouris is a real attraction that captivates by its beauty and elegance. It was built towards the end of the 20th century to provide drinking water to the inhabitants of the capital.
A walk along the Rue des Degrés
5.75 metres long and 3.30 metres wide, Rue des Degrés is better known as smallest street in Paris. This witness of the French Revolution is now decorated with bright colours and graffiti, to the delight of street-art lovers.
A walk through the green corridor
Join Bastille and Vincennes on a pleasant walk along the coulée verte, a former railway line converted into a garden suspended. It is 4.5 km long and promises visitors an unforgettable experience.
A well-deserved break on the dynamic canals of the 19th century
A short stopover on the banks of the must-haves Parisian canals such as the Canal Saint-Martin and the Bassin de la Villette are a great way to get a feel for the reality of life in the capital. Along the way, you will pass cabarets, famous bar terraces and petanque courts.
A photo in front of the Quai Branly Museum
Mark your trip with a photo in front of the largest green wall of the capital. This work of art in the 7th arrondissement is composed of more than 15,000 plants divided into 376 species. It is 22 metres high, 47 metres long and directly faces the Seine.
A leap into the past with the hidden rails of the Place des Vosges
Go to the Marais district, between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, for a trip back to the very beginning of the 20th century. Just go to the porte cochère of the Place des Vosges and look down to see the rails of the former headquarters of the Compagnie internationale des wagons-lits.
An excursion along Rue Dénoyez
Rue Dénoyez is another place of pilgrimage for street art lovers and big names. It is a giant 150-metre canvas on which countless works of art are displayed, such as huge frescos, tags and colourful graffiti.