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Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir 

Links the Quai François Mauriac to the Quai de Bercy, 75013

One of Paris’ most legendary bridges, it is for bicycle and pedestrian use only. With its original architecture and design, Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir is sure to please anyone.

Piscine Joséphine Baker 

Quai François Mauriac 75013

Named after the famous cabaret singer and dancer, this one-of-a-kind floating swimming pool opened in 2006 still attracts tourists and locals, offering them a most uncommon outdoor swimming experience.

Les Catacombes

1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy 75014

In the early 18th century, these former quarries located 20 metres below the ground surface were transformed into the city’s ossuary. Measuring over 1.7 km long, the famous Parisian Catacombs are now open for visiting.

 

Cimetière du Père Lachaise 

16, rue du Repos 75020

Referred to as the largest cemetery in Paris, Père Lachaise measures over 109 acres and is listed as an historical monument since 1993. It is the final resting place of some of the world’s best-known politicians, literary figures and artists (Molière, Jim Morrisson, etc.)

La Butte aux Cailles

Next to La Place d’Italie 75013

A picturesque Parisian neighbourhood located in the 13th district, la Butte aux Cailles is the capital’s highest point, standing higher than Montmartre. With its many restaurants, bars, shops and museums, it is a major tourist hotspot.

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

39, rue de Bretagne 75003

Built in 1615, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges was named after an orphanage whose children wore red uniforms. Located in the Marais area, it is the oldest covered market in Paris, listed as an historical monument since 1982, featuring lots of fresh restaurants.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont 

1, rue Botzaris 75019

Inaugurated for the World Exhibition of 1867, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont measures over 62 acres. Renowned for its unique layout made of caves and picturesque waterfalls, it is being constantly remodelled with some new vegetation arrangements. Featuring a suspension bridge and Greco-Roman temple, it will win your heart over.

Jardin d’Acclimatation

Bois de Boulogne 75116

Referred to as one of Paris’ most renowned parks, Le Jardin d’Accimatation is located on the edge of Bois de Boulogne. It was designed under the orders of the Napoleon III. Taking inspiration from the famous English gardens, the emperor wished to give his urban planning project a scientific dimension.

Sur un Arbre Perché

1, rue du 4 septembre 75002

A most unique and uncommon dining venue, Sur un Arbre Peché offers swinging meals (Friday & Saturday) and shiatsu massage treatments. A cosy restaurant to enjoy innovative, quality cuisine.

 

Parc des Vosges & Maison de Victor Hugo

6, place des Vosges 75004

Formerly known as the Parc Royal, it was renamed to its actual name in 1800 and listed as an historical monument in 1954. It is where the famous Victor Hugo’s House is located.

Les Arènes de Lutèce 

47, rue Monge 75005

Together with the Cluny Thermae, they are the only remains of the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. Listed as an historical monument, the Arènes de Lutèce are free to visit.

 

Les égouts de la ville de Paris 

Pont de l’Alma 75007 – opposite 93, quai d’Orsay

Visiting the city’s sewer network some 500 metres below the ground surface is a fun and unusual experience. Guiding you through the underground galleries, sewage workers will explain you the water cycle in Paris.

Musée en Herbe

21, rue Hérold 75001

Musée en Herbe is the first museum fully dedicated to children and Art. It offers permanent guided tours and regularly changing workshops for children.

 

Le Fantôme Bar

36, rue de Paradis 75010

Le Fantôme Bar is a trendy, spacious bar with a black tiled facade where Japanese animations and video games enthusiasts meet. Measuring 200 sq. metres, with a selection of pizzas, salads and cocktails on offer, it is a place to be for children at heart.

Le Perchoir

14, rue Crespin-du-Gast 75011

Offering panoramic, 360-degree views over Paris, Le Perchoir is a trendy rooftop restaurant/bar located in 11th district. Modern-style cuisine is complete with a lavish setting of suspended seats and intimate seating areas decorated with green plants and aromatic herbs.

Spa ‘Dans Le Noir’ 

65, rue Montmartre 75002

Inspired by ‘blind massages’ originating from South-Eastern Asia, ‘Dans le Noir’ Spa offers a range of body treatments performed by highly qualified, blind or visually impaired practitioners. An utterly relaxing experience to awake your sense of touch.

La Maroquinerie

23, rue Boyer 75020

Featuring a big concert hall able to seat up to 500 people and a restaurant/bar, La Maroquinerie de Paris annually hosts over 230 events of all kinds. It is a great place to enjoy some pop-folk or rock music. Artistic previews, showcases and debates are organised in the Maroquinerie’s restaurant.

 

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