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Lesser-known gems you must visit in Paris

One of the most popular tourist destinations, Paris has something for everyone. If you are someone that wants to understand the true Parisian spirit. So, let us hop on to the journey of the heart of Paris and see some hidden gems that can quench the wanderlust in you.

For a Francophile, exploring every nook and corner of Paris is what they dream of. But witnessing the grandeur of the Eiffel Tower, and sublime art at Louvre does not come even close to the wonders this enchanting place hides within it. So, here are some of the lesser-known gems you must visit in Paris

A visit to Monnaie de Paris

If you are interested in the history of Paris, then you must not miss a visit to Monnaie de Paris which is France’s oldest and longest-serving institution. The Paris Mint is known to issue coins for 1,150 years and has a grand collection of medals, ancient coins, and other items in metalwork. Even boasting of such a grand history, the place is surprisingly under-promoted.

Promenade Plantee

If you are an outdoorsy kind of person, you would love to visit Promenade Plantee where you can enjoy running, walking, cycling, or just resting and chilling. It is about 4.7 Kilometres between the Bois de Vincennes and the Bastille. The vivid green pathway cuts through the apartment buildings and treetops that were built upon the remnants of a 19th-century railway viaduct. This project is inspired by New York’s High Line in Chelsea.

59 Rivoli

For all you art lovers, if you are still not satiated with just Louvre then head to a much more rewarding experience of your life in 59 Rivoli. This converted squat is not just a great place to check out contemporary art but you can also buy something which may not be heavy on your pocket. The building has six storeys and the whole thing is divided into 30 artists to work. So, if you are lucky, you may even chit-chat for your favourite artists.

Le Louxor

This chic and classy cinema would take you back in time. The cinema was opened in the year 1921 and is inspired by Egyptian Art Deco design that makes the building even more dreamy and colourful. The cinema is regal and would blow your mind away.

So, pack your bags and travel and experience the magic of Paris.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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