The Alternative Paris

If you ask a tour of Paris with a guide, he will likely suggest to visit le Louvre, l’Arc de Triomphe, la Tour Eiffel and le Jardin des plantes. This is an awesome tour but also so classic ! Paris has many other facets to show you. This article is for people who are pretty curious, who love stories and gossip, and who are ready to discover the “unusual Paris”.

The French capital is full of surprises, we selected a few of the ones that will leave you with an unforgettable stories to tell everyone back home!

The Legends of Old Paris: This is a night visit with a guide who knows of the darkest stories that happened in the city throughout the century. You will be told these stories while you take a walk from Basilique Notre Dame to the Musee du Louvre in deserted and scary streets, barely lit by old street lamps.

Kinky Paris: You will take a walk through the area of La Nouvelle Athene or “South Pigalle” while listening to the best stories of Parisian lust. In the early twentieth century, Paris was famous for being a hot spot of libertine. You will pass by former whorehouses and other places rich with crispy stories!

Paris, City of the World: The French capital is very multicultural. In fact, Paris is one of the most diverse cities in the world! One finds different atmospheres, perfumes and languages at every corner. This visit will give you a modern vision of the city with its walk through many of its typical communities.

Pere Lachaise on the Unknown Side: This is the biggest cemetery downtown: No less than 120 Acres! The interest of its visit is due to the numerous celebrities who have been buried there such as Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin, Molière, Honoré de Balzac, Marcel Proust as well as Maria Callas. The passionate guide who will take you through the aisles of this huge place will tell you surprising stories you haven’t heard before. Did you know for instance that many of the buried celebs fans have set up bizarre and even stunning rituals for them?

Now it’s time to put on your sneakers and discover the unusual side of Paris!

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