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:
- Coulée Verte – the Parisian highline
- Why the Hôtel Dieu is worth your attention
- Walking on rails – la petite ceinture
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!
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