Most Unusual Places to Visit in Paris
Paris is the city of love and you will never have enough of the city. You will always want to come back to Paris again and again. After you have been to all the usual tourist spots like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Champs- Elysees, its time to see Paris from a different point of view and explore the unexplored. There is more to Paris than these spots.
Hotel de Sens is one of the most unique spots in Paris. It was constructed between 1475 and 1507. This hotel building is among the 3 remaining medieval private residences in Paris. The appearance resembles a fortress with architecture depicting knights and battles. The building now serves as a library known as Forney Art Library and is quite popular among the students. This library is open to public and remains open from 1:30 to 8pm. It remains closed during Sundays and Mondays.
Musee Carnavalet is one of the most exciting places in Paris because it promises to take you near to the history of Paris. This is a 15th century building housing a huge collection of paintings and relics depicting the daily life of the natives of Paris. It gives you an idea of how people used to be and how life used to be in Paris. You will feel the difference between modern art and the art of 15th century.
The Parisian park of Buttes Chaumont opened in 1867 covers an area of 5 kilometers and offers one of the most amazing views in Paris. The highlight of the park is the artificial lake and a 100 foot tall cliff standing over the lake topped by a Corinthian temple. Other features include rococo or stone bridges and winding trails. You will get a mesmerizing view of the Sacre Coeur and Montmarte from this park. The best time to visit this park is during the Fall when its colorful foliages enhance the beauty of the park.
La Pagode is another attraction which is still unexplored in Paris. Contrary to the name, it is a movie theater which is adorned in the traditional Japanese style. The building had existed from the Belle Epoch. This used to be a ballroom during the early 90s. The ambiance is wonderful and do not forget to catch a show in the theater while sipping their exclusive tea.
Parisian Chinatown brings the flavor of China in Paris and you will definitely enjoy the place. The larger Chinatown is situated at the 13th district. This will almost give you the feel of a town and the place has the largest concentration of Vietnamese and Chinese people with more than 150 restaurants and shops, vegetable markets and street stalls. It is absolutely colorful and will provide a taste of Asia in Europe.