Hidden Gems for Paris

Find great things to do in Paris


Paris, mon amour! How about a short trip to the city of love? Croissants and Café au lait for breakfast are the perfect start to a weekend full of culinary delights and savoir vivre. Stroll through the hustle and bustle of Montmartre, enjoy some culture (whether Louvre, Opera or Eiffel Tower) and admire the chic boutiques on the Champs-Elysées. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Paris.

1. Hidden Gem Paris: La Caféothèque

Those who have already been to Paris a couple of times might have figured out that the coffee is, for the most part,pretty bad. BUT there are some places where you can find a fantastically delicious coffee. La Cafeotheque offers plenty of different coffee flavors and roast the beans behind the bar. How about a flat white with matcha cake on the side? The atmosphere is also very nice as the interior is super cozy, and you feel like you’re in a living room. Where: Pont Marie (closest Metro)

La Caféothèque

La Caféothèque / © Instagram: mishviews

2. Hidden Gem Paris: I love you Wall

Je táime, Jeg elsker dig, Ich liebe dich, Volim te…At the “I love you wall” in Paris, you can find these magical words written in 311 languages. The whole wall covers 40 m² and is a work of art by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito. It is definitely a must see for all the couples out there. A kissing photo in Paris in front of the I love you wall. What a cliche and how lovely! #couplegoals

I love you Wall

I love you Wall / © Instagram: anne.groza_

3. Hidden Gem Paris: Halle Pajol

An oasis situated in the heart of the city. Here you will find a library, shops, a bakery, nice cafes and the biggest youth hostel in Paris. It’s the perfect place to just stroll around for a bit. The building was also created with sustainability in mind: the facade is made entirely from wood and solar panels on the roof provide the building with electricity. Just go there and explore the covered garden!

Halle Pajol

Halle Pajol / © Instagram: maleba01

4. Hidden Gem Paris: Le Perchoir Rooftop

No city trip is complete without an amazing view point. The Le Perchoir rooftop terrace has refreshing drinks, tasty snacks and a stunning 360-degree view. You might have to face a little queue to go up to the bar, but it is definitely worth it. Watching the sunset over Sacre-Coeur with a glass of wine and good music vibes…sounds amazing, right?

Le Perchoir Rooftop

Le Perchoir Rooftop / © Instagram: clarasintre

5. Hidden Gem Paris: Bol Porridge Bar

If you spend a couple of days in Paris and you can´t stand a buttery croissant or crusty baguette for breakfast anymore, a great alternative might be porridge. You can choose between different toppings like banana, apple, nuts, sesame seeds, salted caramel, nut butter and many others. They also offer a lunch menu with savory choices. The Bol Porridge Bar is located in the 10th arrondissement on the Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière.

BOL Porridge Bar

Bol Porridge Bar / © Instagram: thefrenchmunchie

6. Hidden Gem Paris: Marché d’Aligre

Paris has 82 food markets scattered all across the city. One of the must see’s is “Marché d’Aligre,” also called “Marché Beauvau,” which is divided into two parts. Outside, stalls are set up all over the square and along rue d´Aligre. Here you can buy fruit, veggies and lots of second hand items for affordable prices. In the covered market, you will find gourmet stores with more pricey delicacies. Marché d’Aligre is located between Place de la Bastille and the Place de la Nation.

Marché d’Aligre

Marché d’Aligre / © Instagram: yuriqcl

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