Cupid's Pulse Article: Travel Destinations: 5 Secret Spots to Visit in ParisCupid's Pulse Article: Travel Destinations: 5 Secret Spots to Visit in Paris

By Ivana Jarmon

Paris is full of beautiful mainstream attractions and destinations you see in many itineraries and blog posts, but that shouldn’t be the only part of Paris you see. Paris is full of hidden secrets hidden in plain sight known to the locals and the bravest and most inquisitive foreigners. Cupid has five secret spots to consider making part of your travel destination in Paris!

Here are five secret spots to include on your travel destination in visit in Paris:

1. Rue Cremieux: This is one of the happiest streets in Paris. Rue Cremieux is a small pedestrian street lined on both sides with beautiful rainbow colored houses. Come here on a sunny day, and capture the beautifully lit houses. It’s definitely one of the best kept secrets in Paris.

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2. The Balcony of the Musée D’orsay: The Musée d’Orsay is one of the best museums in all of Paris, covering the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras. Come here on an early morning or evening and take a step outside onto the terrace to catch an amazing view of the Seine and of Montmartre.

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3. Rue Mouffetard: This is one of the best market streets in Paris, which gives off a medieval look and feel with its cobblestone lane that winds its way up Place de la Contrescarpe. You’ll find a few farmers markets, fruit and vegetable shops and a few restaurants.

4. The Terrace at the Printemps department store: Le Printemps is one of the most iconic Parisian department stores since 1865, which is no secret. But, only a few shippers know that the store has a terrace that gives you a panoramic view of Paris. Go to the top floor via elevator or escalator to Café Déli-Cieux, and step outside. Make sure you have your camera.

5. Parc Des Buttes-Chaumont- Northeastern Paris: If you fancy a walk or picnic with your family, Parc Des Buttes is one of the best parks in Paris. The park is located in Northeastern Paris, and the main feature is their towering rock rising from a central lake.

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