Many tourists have a misconception that Paris has given up all of its secrets, but that’s not the case. There are still plenty of unexplored and unique attractions in the City of Lights, although most tourists usually restrict their Paris tours to the most popular attractions in the city. This is because most of them are not aware of the existence of these attractions.
So, if you are a person who is planning to do something different and exciting during your Paris tours, below are a few places that you should visit before leaving the city. Another advantage of visiting these places is that they will not be crowded, which means that you can enjoy the comfort and ambiance of these places without any rush.
Monnaie De Paris
Monnaie de Paris is one of the longest-serving institutions in France and it is also one of the oldest enterprises in the globe. It is said that they have been issuing coins for the last 1150 years or so. The collection of ancient medals, currency, and other metalmarks that are housed here will be an absolute treat for every history buff. What’s more, Monnaie de Paris holds three to four exhibitions every year and most of them feature unique contemporary artworks of different artists.
If you are looking for a place to walk, run, sit, or cycle and stay away from the crowd, go to the Promenade Plantée while you are in the city. The garden pathway at the Promenade Plantée is 4.7 km long, stretching between the Bois de Vincennes and Bastille. The project, which was inaugurated in the year 1993, was actually the inspiration behind the New York’s High Line. Although the High Line in Chelsea is a lot more famous than Promenade Plantée, it is still a great place to relax and have fun when on Paris tours.
The massive, Le Centquatre is actually a converted municipal mortuary situated in one of the least affluent neighborhoods of the city. However, the place has become a cultural center in Paris and you will find several dancers, performance artists, and musicians rehearsing in the wide-open spaces of Le Centquatre. There are also many cafes, shops, and food trucks here, which will help you to spend a day at the Le Centquatre exploring the city’s culture.