When we think about traveling in Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral … All these attractions are essential but not unique. After a first trip in which all this has been seen, in second or third visits the city offers much more, it offers to be known from another point of view. In this sense, TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking website, suggests that we plan our next trip to Paris in a different way, visiting places that you did not know existed and doing things that you did not know you could do.
Stroll down the narrowest street in Paris
The Rue du Chat qui Pêche or, in other words, the “Street of the Fishing Cat” is the narrowest street in Paris, a hidden corner that has become famous precisely for the little space there is to walk around it. Despite being somewhat narrow, it has different places where you can have a drink, as well as being full of drawings on the walls and other curiosities with a lot of history, such as the famous cat that fishes.
Visit the “ghosts” of Paris
Booking a guided tour of the many underground catacombs of Paris is an exciting plan as well as intriguing. Quarries, caverns, holes and endless hidden hiding places await in the underground galleries that today have been turned into a museum. Without a doubt, a great way to learn a little more about the history of the French capital through the life (and death) of some of its citizens.
Le musee gourmand du chocolat, Choco-Story
Those with a sweet tooth will really enjoy visiting this museum dedicated to one of the most consumed products in the world: chocolate. Knowing the history of cocoa, its evolution and history, how it began to be marketed, learning how to make it and, of course, taste it in different formats and proposals, are some of the irresistible activities that Choco-Story hides.
Admire the mosque of Paris (and relax in it)
The Great Mosque of Paris is one of the most luxurious buildings in the Hispano-Moorish style that we can find in France. Here, East and West come together to result in a unique space in which to admire both the history and the architecture it hides. To make your visit even more complete, don’t forget to visit its hamman, where steam baths, massages and other treatments will leave you feeling like new before enjoying an exquisite mint tea.
Seal your love on the most romantic wall
It is called Le Mur des Je t’aime, it is hidden in the Square Jehan Rictus, inside the Montmartre neighborhood, and it has “I love you” written in more than 300 different languages. It is an initiative work of Frédéric Baron, who wanted to pay tribute to lovers with a special place in the world where they could seal their love. Every year, thousands of couples come to be photographed with the expressions and words of love that accompany such an intimate and special moment.
Learn to make the most delicious pastries
If there is something that Paris has that identifies it gastronomically, it is its endless boulangeries and pâtisserie, authentic artisan workshops from which the best baguettes, croissants, cakes, and pastries come out every day, always fresh, always irresistible. The smell of these shops floods the Parisian streets and it is difficult not to come to taste a whim. But if what you want is to learn how to prepare them at home, nothing better than signing up for a complete tour where you can make, learn about, admire, and taste the best creations.
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