Paris is one of the cities that amaze the spectator every time they explore it. The iconic towers, monuments, light works, etc., along with the charismatic nature adds to the beauty of the city. However, all these mainstream attraction in the city will be crowded and noisy as minimum 15 million people flocks to the French capital every year.
So, if you want to enjoy a serene vacation, it is better to choose some unusual places that are less crowded but are really exciting. Some of the hidden treasures in the City of Lights that you can explore during your next Paris tour are listed below.
Boating at Bois de Boulogne
If you are in Paris in order to enjoy a calm and peaceful time, this is the best place for you. Bois de Boulogne was the hunting ground of French kings and is now turned as one of the best spots in the city for people who are in search of a serene ambiance in the bustling city.
This is one of the largest parks in the French capital and conducts various activities such as trekking, boating, etc. It will be a great opportunity for every couple to spend some quality time and to rekindle your romance while floating on the river over here. The cool breeze, picturesque gardens, and the seclusion offered by the water add to the overall experience.
Little Sri Lanka
At the end of Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis in the 10th Arrondissement between the La Chapelle and Gare de Nord, there is a place referred to as “Little Jaffna”. There are nearly 100,000 Sri Lankan people living in this area, which is in the heart of Paris City. You can also see many cheap Indian restaurants here, which sell best Indian snacks and beverages, especially near the underground station of La Chapelle.
You can also see many women in colorful saris, bouncing Bollywood music around the street, colorful shops that sell fabrics, handicrafts, spices, etc. The highlight of the street is the way they imported all the South Indian and Sri Lankan culture to Little Jaffna.
La Butte Aux Cailles
This is one of the lesser known neighborhoods in the city. This secret street will open the door to a different period of Parisian life besides, this true Parisian street is not yet invaded by any global stores.
La Butte aux Cailles is crammed with numerous eccentric restaurants, cobblestone streets, tiny houses, art nouveau architecture, etc., which are maintained in their traditional looks. Some of the best places that you can explore here are Place Paul Verlaine, Rue des Cinq Diamants, the Art Nouveau houses, the streets of Rue de la Butte aux Cailles, and Alsacian Villa.