You might be familiar with the hidden guillotine and the catacombs in the city of Paris that hilariously scare tourists and visitors from all over the world. However, only a few Parisians and tourists know that Paris is hiding a lot more secrets than these two.
The elegance and uniqueness of Paris lies in the astonishing diversity of places that you can visit in this city. If you have finished admiring the beauty of Eiffel Tower or enjoyed a walk along the banks of the Seine, then here are a few secret places that you should check out during your Paris tour.
The Alpine Garden of Paris was formerly known as the “garden of mountains plants”. This elegant garden will initially seem like an old regimented Paris garden. However, you will discover a tunnel ducking under the main path, which lets you out into a valley that is hidden from the park.
La Chapelle Expiatoire
La Chapelle Expiatoire is one of the underrated attractions of Paris and it lies in heart of the 8th district, halfway between the Church of la Madeleine and the Gare Saint-Lazare. You might be amazed to know the fact that this elegant structure was built on an old cemetery, that received more than hundreds of corpses in the time of French Revolution.
Hôtel Dieu is the oldest hospital in the city of Paris and it was repeatedly rebuilt since its founding in the year 651. This elegant structure is considered as a medieval symbol of both hospitality and charity. This architectural wonder was actually ordered by Baron Haussmann right in Ile de la Cité’s heart.
It is true that the Saint-Vincent Cemetery of France is not as famous as the Montparnasse Cemetery or Père Lachaise, but it home to a number of famous people including Maurice Utrillo, Marcel Carné, and Marcel Ayme. If you want to relax after a busy day of sightseeing, then we highly recommend you to visit Cimetière Saint-Vincent.
Collège des Bernardins
The Collège des Bernardins is one of the oldest and hugest Parisian medieval buildings and it is situated right in the heart of the Latin Quarter of Paris. This elegant building was created back in the 13th century with the sole purpose of educating and welcoming young monks.