Unusual Things to Do in Paris

Unusual Things to Do in Paris : PARIS offers many unusual, bizarre, strange, secret, curious, fantastic things to do. Le Centre Bouddhique Kagyu-Dzong with the highest statue of Buddha in Europe, is located in Le Bois de Vincennes, a magnificent wood with a zoo… the Green Paris.

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There are many things to see, to do, outside the box

  • Political institutions
  • Arty rooms
  • Bizarre places
  • Secret love stories
  • Dark Ages events
  • Enchanting gardens
  • Special promenades
  • Green Spirit in the City of Lights
  • Very special sacred places
  • Unknown scientific and intellectual sites
  • Crazy dances and activities day or night
  • Unusual restaurants, bars, cafés…

In fact, there are many ways to experience unusual things to do in Paris. Discover Paris, the French culture in a very convenient way, by walking, talking, seeing, tasting…

  • A Unique and Bountiful Experience of Joy and Enchantment
  • An Educational and Knowledgeable Trip with fun to open our Souls

One of our favorite unusual things to do in Paris

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Unusual Museums

First, visit museums that are not so famed as the Louvre, Orsay, Pompidou, Quai Branly… Knowing that Paris has more than 200 museums, you have the choice to focus your curiosity on what attracts you the most.

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For exemple, Montmartre has its own museum. The permanent collection is composed of paintings, posters and drawings signed by Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani, Kupka, Steinlen, Valadon, and Utrillo. Together, the artworks recount the history of Montmartre, including the innovative art studios at Bateau-Lavoir and 12 rue Cortot, the cabarets of the Lapin Agile where Picasso used to go and the Moulin Rouge. The Museum includes an entire room dedicated to the French Cancan, while another features rare zinc plates of dreamlike scenes from shadow theatre such as Le Chat Noir, the first modern cabaret founded by Rodolphe Salis in 1881.

Castles and Unusual things to do in Paris

Discover other castles than Versailles Palace, such as le château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 kilometres (34 mi) southeast of Paris. Built between 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet. Nicolas Fouquet commissioned the most important artists of his time : an architect, Louis Le Vau, a painter, Charles Le Brun, and a landscape gardener, André Le Notre, to execute jointly the entire project.  The result was a work of harmony and beauty.

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The poet Jean de La Fontaine and the playwright Molière were among the artists close to Fouquet. At the inauguration of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a Molière play was performed, along with a dinner event organized by François Vatel and an impressive firework show. Louis XIV will hire the same team to build the Château de Versailles.

Unusual Sacred Places

Discover La Chapelle Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse, a very special sacred place. The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is an important place of prayer and pilgrimage that draws believers from all over the world who wish to prayerfully reflect and ask the Virgin Mary’s protection. The chapel was built in 1815 and was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1830 it was privileged with the extraordinary events  of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin to Sister Catherine Labouré that marked it forever.

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Medal of the Immaculate Conception (aka Miraculous Medal), a medal created by Saint Catherine Labouré in response to a request from the Blessed Virgin Mary who allegedly appeared rue du Bac, Paris, in 1830. The message on the recto reads: “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee — 1830”. This medal brings you good luck and protects you.

Paris stories and Unusual things to do in Paris

In addition, learn about the story of Paris and the history of France with its monuments, walk on the steps of amazing people who arouse Paris the City of Lights, such as Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Marie and Pierre Curie, Eloïse and Abélard, Sainte Geneviève, Saint Louis, Ernest Hemingway, Joséphine Baker, Napoléon, Lafayette, Voltaire, Marie-Antoinette, Picasso, Coco Chanel, La Fontaine, Molière, Queen Margot, Le Nôtre, Jean Jaurès, Jean Moulin, Charles de Gaulle, Truffaut, Arthur Rimbaud, Edith Piaf, George Sand, Rodin, Robert de Sorbon… and discover those who made Paris an amazing city.

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Unusual Paris districts

Conversely, experience districts with no tourists, feel the Parisian atmosphere in an intimate way. For instance, have a walking tour on the right bank, la Rive Droite, in addition to the so famous left bank, la Rive Gauche. For instance, reach the 11e arrondissement, Belleville, Canal Saint Martin, République, the 12e arrondissement have a picnic at le port d’Arsenal by the yachts and boats during summer time, Bastille Opera while enjoying a coffee.

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Unusual Food and Drinks

On top of that, taste French cuisine in little restaurants where Parisiens like to go, eat Unusual food such as garlic snails, steack tartare but not only. Experience very special restaurants with French dish… Learn about the Excellence of French Chefs and have a masterclass, drink a beer made in Paris, enjoy a typical French breakfast on a Parisienne terrasse before to go for your walking tour, with no car around and in a peaceful street, far away from tourists.

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Unusual Shopping

Similarly, go shopping in old shops of Paris, lots of boutiques have more than a hundred years old offering art crafts, delicatessen, beauty products, decorations, mastering their savoir-faire with Parisien style, shop on flea markets, indoor and outdoor markets with local to get the perfect and unique souvenir !

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Unusual Paris by Night

There are many cabarets and not only the great Moulin Rouge, excellent jazz clubs in Saint Germain, concert halls for French Electro music, amazing lounge bars with great architecture, famous historical cabarets where Picasso used to go… Paris is full of social events and life. You just need to pick up a place according to your aspirations. Have diner after midnight, a hearty brunch after a long long Parisienne night …

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Do what speaks to your soul

The most interesting way to enjoy Paris, is to do what speaks to your soul. Thus, have a look at our 10 themes to create your perfect itinerary with PARIS BY EMY local expertise.

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  • The most interesting way to enjoy Paris, is to do what speaks to your soul
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