Discover These Hidden Gems In Paris

French’s capital is undoubtedly the world’s most iconic city, with it’s beauty and charm attracting millions of visitors every year. With even Parisians participating in much of the cliche tourist-faire it can be a challenging for a non local to spot lesser known local hotspots. Here are some tips to enjoy Paris away from some of the crowds and admire it’s culture from a local perspective.


The Eiffel Tower

Undoubtedly the most touristy spot in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, is a must see on a trip to Paris, however it can be admired without elbowing through the herd of tourists flocking to the Champs de Mars. Instead take a stroll through the Avenue du Président, picturesque in it’s own right. Enjoy the sights and smells of the open air market while you head to Pont de l’Alma with a picture perfect river view of the Eiffel Tower.

The Seine

Nothing could seem more Parisian than strolling along the Seine, baguette in hand or enjoying some wine and cheese at a cafe along the water. And although it is a idyllic postcard worthy moment you will certainly be required to share it with many other non-locals and Parisians alike. Canal Saint Martin in northeast Paris boasts a bohemian charm with boutiques, restaurants and bustling bars that make it a youthful local favorite. The scenery may be familiar, it was featured in French movie favorite, Amélie.


Montmartre is certainly charming, however its popularity with tourists has cost it much of its village vibe. Another favorite area Butte-aux-Cailles in the 13th arrondissement will supply a similar throwback ambiance away from the crowds. With charming cobbled streets and houses dripping with ivy it is a picturesque escape from the rush of the city.

Experience a little of both, the tourist and local, Parisian life by planning a mix of traditional outings with these off the path favorite mixed in and you’ll have a truly memorable and unique trip to look back on.