Places to visit in Paris off the beaten path
After seeing all the top tourist attractions in Paris and ticking them off the list, you might be thinking to yourself….: what next? What to do in Paris?
If you’re tired of the typical ‘eiffel tower’ vacation, want to dig deeper and get to know Paris on a whole new level, you’ll find plenty of ideas and interesting places to visit in Paris on the pages below, many of which won’t be found in guidebooks.
We’ve also found some really lovely hotels in Paris that will make your holiday here extra special.
Visit cosy cafés or elegant tearooms; indulge in decadent pastries, rich hot chocolate, exotic teas or the classic café au lait.
Find that unique and special something at the legendary flea markets in Paris (les puces).
Little, beautiful havens of peace right in the middle of Paris…
Some of the most charming and unusual museums in Paris.
Pack a picnic and relax in the parks of Paris; enjoy classical music and jazz concerts. There’s plenty of fun for the kids too.
Best places to visit in Paris for clothing boutiques, designer studios, flower and perfume shops, the classic department stores, gourmet food, and lots more…
Wander through the neighbourhood markets and stock up on picnic fare – from fresh fruit and vegetables, to cheese, olives, and flowers.
Visit Fontainebleau Castle, a really enjoyable day trip from Paris.
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Ideas for accommodation, from boutique hotels in Paris, to grand luxury, to great value parisian apartments.
Where to find free online maps of Paris, including a metro map. If you’re wanting a good foldout map of Paris, we’ve got some suggestions on the most practical and useful one to buy.
A guide to weather in Paris, including info on average temperatures, and packing suggestions.
Photos of the most beautiful city in France (maybe the world?)…find inspiration for places to visit in Paris…
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Travel and tourism information from and about Paris and France, edited by Linda Thalman