Paris will be a dream destination for almost every traveler because of the supreme ambiance and natural beauty the city offers. The French capital also hosts a plenty of attractions, some of the most popular ones being the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Cœur, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc.
The city is rich with talented professionals in the fields of fashion, culinary, architecture, and all. In fact, Paris is one of the evergreen shopping destinations for almost every fashionista because of the wide range of innovative wardrobe collection that is featured in the boutiques here. No wonder, the number of travelers flocking to the city is increasing day by day.
It is quite normal for you to expect tourist mayhem in almost every iconic spot in Paris city. Similarly, you may also assume that there will be no charming spots in this photogenic city that have not been photographed or shared on social media. Interestingly, even for all its popularity, the city still has a number of mysteries that have not been cataloged or pinned down yet. These mysteries in the French capital are sure to offer you an extraordinary holiday experience that is worth remembering for a lifetime.
Below are some of the ‘unusual’ things that you may do when you are in Paris, apart from going on the clichéd Eiffel Tower or Louvre Museum private tours.
Explore the Parisian Neighborhoods
If you want to enjoy the true beauty of Paris city, you ought to explore some of its neighborhoods. For this, you may visit the Latin Quarter where you are more likely to hear some scary stories. You may click some spine-chilling images as well at this area. In order to experience the beauty of bygone eras in the city, you may simply stroll along the Champs Elysees.
You can also walk through the streets behind the Sacré-Coeur if you want to have a quieter or peaceful time. In case you are a foodie or a shopaholic, the Marais District will be the perfect destination for you.
However, all these are common tour options that most visitors choose. If you want to explore some less-touristy places, head on to the Canal St-Martin Neighborhood along the Seine River. This is one of the incredibly peaceful spots in Paris and a hotspot for all the fashion-conscious people out there.
Similarly, Rue Montorgueil and Sentier is a decent option for less-explored neighborhoods that is located at the heart of the city. This is one of the oldest streets in the French capital, which offers a vibrant and cheerful ambiance to everyone. The marble-paved streets here will be a perfect option for people who are looking for cozy cafes, residential streets, wine bars, etc.
Discover the Strange Parisian Museums
Obviously, the Louvre is one of the most popular museums in Paris that displays thousands of mind-blowing artworks. Unsurprisingly, most visitors include Louvre Museum private tours in their itinerary. Yet, if you want to make your trip more exciting, discover some of the odd exhibits in the Parisian museums.
For instance, pay a visit to the Musée des Arts where you can see many wax figures that resembles the scary creatures of a horror movie. Additionally, there are some medical equipment, steam punk-style instruments, early model airplanes, automata, etc., on the display.
The sewer tunnels crammed with catacombs are another popular option that you may consider in order to make your trip more adventurous. You will be awestruck by the sight of millions of human remains that are showcased in this underground museum.
Other than those, another museum that is sure to delight you is the Muse des Arts Decoratifs. The museum has different rooms that boast the interior décor ideas of the bygone eras, with an impressive collection of furniture pieces.
Shop at Some of the Eccentric Shops in the City
One of the best ways to add an eccentric factor to your holidays in the French capital is to purchase souvenirs from any of the weird shops here. You may also consider just exploring the area window-shopping, since most people hesitate to shop at these places because of their weird advertising strategies.
For instance, consider one of the shops in Paris that sell pesticides. They display a number of stuffed animals such as rats, cats, rare beetles, and all in order to promote their products. Even though this is one of the best ways to do their product endorsement, it may leave some travelers petrified.
Worry not; there are many shops in the city where you can purchase some interesting things as well. For instance, consider buying a rare edition of an authentic French cookbook from a local seller or an old charm from a flea market or a vintage shop. These places are worth a visit even if you do not have any plans of taking out your wallet.