Capital of France is one of the most beautiful cities of the world, but also very touristic.for those who thought they knew paris well, the city is still teeming with unusual and secret places that are easily accessible.
A priest who blesses animals, winemaking firefighters, a tree in a chuch, an inverted phallus at a well-known entrance, an atomic bomb shelter under Gare de l’Est, a real Breton lighthouse near Montparnasse, unsuspected traces of former brothels, a patron saint of motorists, royal monograms hidden in the Louvre courtyard, the presentation of Christ ‘s crown of thorns, a prehistoric merry-go-round, a sundial designed by Dali, war-wounded palm trees, bullet holes at the ministry, religious plants in a priest’s garden, a mysterious monument to Freemasonry at the Champ-de-Mars, a solid gold sphere in parliament, a Chinese temple in a parking lot, the effect of the Bièvre river on Parisian geography, a blockhouse in the Bois de Boulogne…

Text & photos : Editions Jonglez

See in Paris

  • Cité Palais Royal : countryside in the middle of the city
  • La petite Alsace : province with your feet
  • Do not miss : public toilets in La Madeleine

Eat in Paris

Chez Arsène (18ème) : Café-restaurant Antillais 12 rue Doudeauville 75018 Paris Tél. : 01 46 07 46 32 

Sleep in Paris

A Asnières la péniche «Le boudoir de Serendipity».