7 Hidden Gems in the City of Lights

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Paris Tourist Attractions

As you all know, there are more than enough tourist spots in Paris that all tourists may visit on their Paris tour. However, there are some lesser-known but attractive places in the City of Lights, which you should know about. Given below are some of the lesser-known places that you can try visiting.

La Pagode

La Pagode is a Japanese Pagoda located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris and it is one of the most beautiful theatres in the city. Here, you can see the walls of the screen room hung with silk, paintings of warriors on the ceiling, and the candelabras held by elephants and golden dragons.

Le Marché de Belleville

Le Marché de Belleville is the best place to buy groceries at a low price. You can get many kinds of vegetables, fish, spices, etc., here. As the natives in Belleville are not that rich, the prices are often low and you can even get good bargains.

Le Carreau du Temple

Le Carreau du Temple is a cultural center open to the public except for a month during the summer. Many exhibitions, concerts, festivals, and fair are held in this place with themes like street-food, cultural identity, dance, sports, and jazz music.

Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo, located at the 16th arrondissement of Paris, is a site for Modern and Contemporary art in Europe. It is more like an anti-museum where the exhibitions play with the question “what is art” and they even ask you to take part in the debate.

Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain

This is the place where you can experience everything from radio broadcasts and concerts to dance acts and poetry readings. The museum has an all-glass cubic structure and is surrounded by a beautiful garden that is accessible to the visitors between July and September.

Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Formerly, it was a private church for the French kings. The architecture of this church is amazing with the upper chapel having huge glass mosaics and the light shining through the panes illuminating around 1000 scenes from the Bible in vibrant colors.

Gaîté Lyrique

This is a museum for children and adults alike. It is built in the classic Baroque Architecture and contrasts elegantly with the hypermodern subjects exhibited. There are many events held here like workshops, concerts, dance performance, drawing competitions, and many more.