5 Hidden places in Paris
So everybody has at least heard about the sunny Champs Elysees, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, undying symbols of the capital city of France, and romance and love and others. But there is still much to this old battered town than the outside shine, and there are 5 Hidden places in Paris maybe you should know about for your next trip.
The Musee Carnavalet is housed in Marais, in two imposing villas and tells tales about the history and art of Paris in 600.000 works, some of which date back to the Neolithic, while others just from the days of Marcel Proust.
The Paris Catacombs tell a rather macabre story of the city’s underworld and have excited the imagination of many people. The 2 km of galleries can be visited in a surprising guided tour.
And since we’ve already descended deep into the bowels of Paris, into the Catacombs, we might as well also visit The Sewage System Museum. The visit is… quite scientific, definitely technical, as you will find out lots of technicalities about the Parisian 13th century sewage system and its developments.
Did you know apiculture happens in Paris? Well, sure: there are a few large beehives located in a sheltered part of the south-western Jardin du Luxembourg. Also, you can take classes of beekeeping here on Wednesdays and Saturdays, if you are interested.
Nature has its place of honor in Paris, albeit we are talking about one of Europe’s most crowded metropolitan areas. But if you want a bit of privacy and the bitter-sweet scent of roses, you can take a walk along the Parc de Bagatelle, a wonderful rose garden built around a Marie-Antoinette 18th-century house in the northern side of the Bois de Boulogne.
When you go to Paris, ask Paris airport transfer to take you on tour of all the hidden spots of the romantic capital city.