Paris Insider Tips

A trip to Paris is pretty easy to organise – search online for “top sights in Paris” and you’ll be busy for a week. But (there’s always a but, isn’t it?), the most interesting things are somewhat under the radar of most visitors, the hidden gems and unusual things that require luck to discover and/or local knowledge! But Salut from Paris got you covered!

In this section you find a collection of unusual things to do in Paris and off the beaten track activities – in short: things you won’t find in any guidebook. For example our alternative Paris Bucket list.

 

80+ insider tips!

Best to start by checking our most popular blog post: 80+ hidden gems and secret places in Paris

I came up with this list by collecting tips from several Paris based friends and family members and I keep on updating it whenever I stumble upon something new!

For a detailed description of lesser known activities and sights, the following posts might be interesting:

 

Hotel Dieu Paris
Hotel Dieu Paris – a hardly noticed beauty just next to Notre Dame!

Discover the lesser known neighbourhoods of Paris

If you are searching for walking itineraries with loads of off the beaten track sights, check out our itineraries for Belleville, Batignolles or the area around the (rather unknown) flea market at Porte de Vanves.

 

Have a look around and get a preview what’s to explore in Paris!

 

Blog Posts

Hotel Dieu Paris
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Why the Hotel Dieu is worth your attention 

Hotel Dieu – a hidden gem in the very centre of Paris!   Thousands of people are crossing the Île-de-la-Cité each day. Posing in front of the remains of the Notre Dame Cathedral, dropping a lucky coin on Paris’ point zero, or visiting the flower…

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Free Museums in Paris 

Free museums in Paris… hard to believe, isn’t it? But how would that sound if I’d tell you that you indeed could visit almost every museum in Paris for free? I know, right?! That would be awesome! And it’s actually no joke and neither a…

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Paris Plage – Summer in the City 

If you’re spending summer in Paris, it can get hot. Very hot. Well.. we’re not in the south or anywhere near the tropics but temperatures beyond 30°Celsius aren’t rare. As Paris isn’t famous for it’s air condition, you’re boiling and sweating in transports, in restaurants,…

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Coulée Verte – Paris high line 

Coulée Verte – Paris high line You probably heard about the high line in New York – it’s quite a popular spot for locals and visitor to simply hang out or more interestingly, to get an unique glimpse on Manhattan from an elevated level. But…