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Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir 

Links the Quai François Mauriac to the Quai de Bercy, 75043

With its original architecture and design, this modern-style bridge is for bicycle and pedestrian use only. One of Paris’ most iconic bridges, Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir has something to please anyone.

Piscine Joséphine Baker 

Quai François Mauriac 75013

Opened in 2006, this one-of-a-kind floating swimming pool was named after the famous cabaret singer and dancer. Offering an exciting open-air experience, it attracts locals and tourists alike.

Les Catacombes

1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy 75014

Former quarries located 20 metres below the ground surface, they were transformed into the city’s ossuary in the early 18th century. One of the capital’s major tourist attractions, the Parisian Catacombs are now open for visiting.

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

16, rue du Repos 75020

Listed as an historical monument since 1993, the Père Lachaise is referred to as the largest cemetery in Paris. Spanning over almost 109 acres, it is the final resting place of some of the world’s major politicians, literary figures and artists.

La Butte aux Cailles

Next to La Place d’Italie 75013

With its many restaurants, bars, shops and museums, La Butte aux Cailles is a major tourist attraction located in the 13th district of Paris. Standing higher than Montmartre, this picturesque neighbourhood is the capital’s highest point.

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

39, rue de Bretagne 75003

Located in the Marais area, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges (the Market of Red Children) established in 1615 owes its name to the homonymous orphanage, whose children wore red uniforms. The oldest covered market in Paris listed as an historical monument since 1982, it features a lot of restaurants with terraces.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont 

1, rue Botzaris 75019

Measuring some 62 acres, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont inaugurated in 1867, during the World Exhibition, is being constantly remodelled with some new floral décor elements. A most uncommon place owing its popularity to picturesque waterfalls and caves, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is sure to win you over by its suspension bridge and its Greco-Roman temple.

Jardin d’Acclimatation

Bois de Boulogne 75116

Designed under the orders of the emperor Napoleon III wishing to give his urban planning project a scientific dimension, it is inspired by the famous English gardens. Set on the edge of Bois de Boulogne, it is one of Paris’ most renowned parks.

Sur un Arbre Perché

1, rue du 4 septembre 75002

Offering innovative, quality cuisine in a cosy setting, Sur un Arbre Perché is a one-of-a-kind restaurant to try out a swinging meal (Friday & Saturday) or enjoy a Shiatsu massage.

Place des Vosges & Maison de Victor Hugo

6, place des Vosges 75004

Listed as an historical monument since 1954, the Place des Vosges (formerly known as the Royal Square, renamed in 1800) is where the famous Victor Hugo’s House is located. One of Paris’ major attractions.

Les Arènes de Lutèce 

47, rue Monge 75005

Listed as an historical monument, the Arènes de Lutèce are free to visit. Together with the Cluny Thermae, they are the only remains of the Gallo-Roman era.

Les égouts de la ville de Paris

Pont de l’Alma 75007 – opposite 93, quai d’Orsay

Some 500 metres below the ground surface, visiting the Paris Sewers is a great and unique way to discover the city’s sewer system. Sewage workers will guide you through the underground galleries, explaining you the water cycle in Paris.

Musée en Herbe

21, rue Hérold 75001

The first museum fully dedicated to children and Art, the Musée en Herbe offers permanent guided tours and regularly changing workshops for children.

The Fantôme Bar

36, rue de Paradis 75010

With its black tiled facade, Le Fantôme Bar measures 200 sq. metres. Offering a selection of pizzas, salads and cocktails, it is a place to be for Japanese animations and video games enthusiasts.

Le Perchoir

14, rue Crespin-du-Gast 75011

A trendy rooftop restaurant/bar located in Paris’ 11th district, Le Perchoir offers a modern-style cuisine which can be enjoyed while taking in sweeping 360-degree views of the city. Featuring suspended seats and intimate seating areas decorated with green plants and aromatic herbs, it is a great spot to spend a magical evening.

Spa ‘Dans Le Noir’

65, rue Montmartre 75002

Performed by highly qualified, blind or visually impaired practitioners, the body treatments on offer at ‘Dans Le Noir’ Spa are inspired by ‘blind massages’. A place to be for an utterly relaxing experience that will awake your sense of touch.

La Maroquinerie

23, rue Boyer 75020

A great place to spend an enjoyable evening to the sounds of live rock or folk-pop music, La Maroquinerie de Paris features a big concert hall able to seat up to 500 people. Over 230 events are held on its premises all year round, while its restaurant/bar hosts artistic previews, showcases and debates.

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