Key Takeaways:

  • Paris has many hidden gems and secret spots that visitors can explore without spending a fortune. From hidden parks and gardens to street art, visitors can experience the real Paris beyond the popular tourist attractions.
  • Visitors can discover Paris's diverse food markets, which are located in every arrondissement and offer a wide variety of foods from around the world. The Lafayette Gourmet food court in Galeries Lafayette is also worth a visit.
  • Paris has vineyards, and visitors can attend the annual wine harvest festival in Montmartre in September. Additionally, the city's street art scene is vibrant and a great way to explore the city from a different perspective. Belleville is one of the best places to see street art in Paris.

aris is the city of romance, but it’s also home to some of the world’s most beautiful gardens, secret museums, and underground spots.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to experience some incredible places in Paris. Here are some of the hidden spots that you need to visit in the City of Light:

Statue of Liberty in the Jardins du Luxembourg

Paris has its fair share of secret gardens and parks.

The city is full of hidden parks and gardens. Most are free to visit, but some require an entrance fee. Some are hidden in the middle of the city, while others are located behind walls and buildings—and some are even hidden behind trees!

Check out the Statue of Liberty in the Jardins du Luxembourg!

This garden, in the heart of Paris, is one of the biggest parks in the city. It’s a classical French park with water basins, statues, and plenty of free-to-use chairs where you can relax or have lunch—and don't forget to find Lady Liberty!

Discover the Gardens of Albert Kahn.

The 4-hectare garden is especially nice if you are visiting Paris in the Spring – it's a patchwork of different architectural styles. Hence, you'll find Japanese, French, and English gardens; but also roseries (featuring rows of trees), orchards, and forests.

Vineyards in Montmartre

Paris has plenty of markets with food and goods from around the world.

Paris has plenty of markets with food and goods from around the world. You can find them in every arrondissement, and some are open every day, while others only on certain days of the week. Some are also seasonal, so it’s worth checking what you want to buy before you go.

Treat yourself at Lafayette Gourmet!

The food court of the Galeries Lafayette is great to have lunch or just to stroll around and enjoy some free samples.

Check out the Vineyards in Montmartre.

Did you know that there are vineyards in Paris? One of the most famous vineyards lies just beyond Sacre Coeur, in Montmartre. If you visit Paris in September, be sure to attend its annual wine harvest festival—it’s basically a big street food fair!

If you want to see the real Paris, you can't miss some of its street art.

If you want to see the real Paris, you can't miss some of its street art. The French capital is home to some very talented artists who paint their work on walls around town. These murals are often a great way to see the city from a different perspective, and they'll make your Instagram feed look awesome!

One of the best places to see street art is in Belleville.

Although Belleville is a neighborhood in Paris, it has almost nothing in common with the rest of the city—it's one of Paris's biggest Art hotspots and home to some very interesting people.

There is so much to explore in this beautiful city!

Paris has a lot to offer, and we’re sure that you'll fall in love with this city. But if you want to really get to know it, then you should take the time to explore its secret corners and hidden gems.

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