3 Overlooked Places in the City of Lights

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Paris, the City of Lights, is one of the most visited locations by the tourists all over the world. The city offers many adventurous and exciting things to do and see that it became one of the dream destinations for everyone.

Most of you will be planning to visit the iconic and clichéd places in the city, but there is another side of Paris that is alien to most of the people out there. There are many beautiful places in the city that are rarely visited by the tourists, and exploring these places will make your Paris tours more exciting and memorable. Below are some of the bohemian places in the city, which you can explore during your Paris city tours.

Arab World Institute

The Arab World Institute is located on the banks of river Seine, nearby the Jussieu and Marie Curie University. The building consists of a library, a bookshop, an auditorium, a museum, and offices. It might not appear that impressive at the first glance to some people, but as you reach the first floor, you can see the magical and innovative mechanism that reacts to the sunlight.

Furthermore, the sight from the balcony of the building, from where you can see the whole city, is breathtaking. In fact, the Arab World Institute has one of the most accessible platforms for viewing the City of Lights. On top of that, the neon light shows at the entrance of the building during nights are just incredible.

Paris Catacombs

The catacombs in Paris are an underground cemetery in the ancient stone mines, where it keeps the skeletons of more than 6 million people. After the construction of the catacombs, it took many years to transfer all the skeletons of the dead from the cemeteries all over Paris. Later after the French revolution, they started cremating people inside the catacomb itself.

The spooky place that spans 300 kilometers was open to the public after seven years of its construction in 1860. However, only a fraction of the catacomb is open to the public since 1955, and it is illegal to enter the forbidden areas in the catacomb. Regardless, this place is best for those who need some eerie moments in their Paris tours.

Orangerie Museum

This museum is such a magical place that beats all the other clichéd museums in the city. Unfortunately, this place is overlooked by most of the people who usually go for Louvre guided tours. The museum consists of a gallery with seven rooms and they exhibit the masterpieces of famous artists like Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Amedeo Modigliani, etc.

As you move in, you can see two huge halls that showcase the well-known ‘Water-lilies’ by the great artist, Claude Monet. According to Monet, the tired eyes of the spectators should relax and they would enjoy the magic of color and nature when they see this artwork.