Paris and surrounding area

Paris and surrounding area

Carnet de Voyage: Discover Paris and its unsuspected secrets with France by Locals

Day 1: The Lights of Paris


Welcome to the magic of Paris, the city that dances with light! Start your exploration in the evening along the banks of the Seine, for example between the Musée d’Orsay and the Pont d’Alma. Let yourself be seduced by the view of the illuminated iconic monuments, creating that famous atmosphere that many other capitals envy Paris for. 


Day 2: An Oasis of Serenity at the Grand Mosque


Immerse yourself in a haven of peace at the Grand Mosque of Paris. Explore its inner courtyards, adorned with enchanting mosaics, and treat yourself to a refreshing break on its flower-filled patio. An ideal moment to savor a mint tea and get lost in the beauty of the place.


Day 3: The Bohemian Soul of Butte aux Cailles


Venture south of Place d’Italie to discover Butte aux Cailles, a “bohemian” neighborhood where the spirit of the Parisian village persists. The cobblestone streets, colorful facades, and relaxed bars create an authentic atmosphere. Take the time to soak up the local life and taste the essence of Parisian life.

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Day 4: Street Art in Belleville

Explore Belleville, a neighborhood where street art comes to life. Walk along Rue Sainte-Marthe, where the colorful storefronts of shops catch the eye, and then dive into Rue Denoyez, constantly redecorated by local artists. A true open-air gallery that reveals the overflowing creativity of Paris.

Day 5: Sensory Immersion at L'Atelier des Lumières

Engage all your senses at L’Atelier des Lumières. In this former foundry reinvented as a digital art space, let yourself be overwhelmed by stunning immersive exhibitions. The artworks come to life around you, creating an unforgettable visual and auditory experience.

Day 6: Serenity Along the Canal Saint-Martin

Continue your journey along the Canal Saint-Martin. Admire the art galleries, stroll in the shade of trees, and soak up the tranquility of this preserved place. A welcome break away from the urban hustle and bustle.

Day 7: Going Green at Buttes-Chaumont

Forget the urban buzz by strolling along the hilly paths of Buttes-Chaumont, one of the most beloved green spaces for Parisians. It’s the perfect place to enjoy nature in the heart of the metropolis and meet people of all ages.

Lunch Break in Belleville

Day 8: The Hidden Treasures of Paris

A good idea in case of rain is to dive into the mysterious Catacombs of Paris. Explore this fascinating underground world that reveals an intriguing facet of the city’s history!


Day 9: Tropical escape at the Jardin des Plantes


Turn a rainy day into a tropical getaway with a visit to the greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes. Here you’ll find lush, exotic ecosystems in the heart of the city, close to the Paris Museum of Natural History. 


Day 10: The Night Lights of the Ballon de Paris


End your trip in style with a flight over the lights of Paris aboard the Ballon de Paris: one of the world’s largest air balloons offers a unique perspective on the city as night falls!

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Unusual paths : Discovering Royal Castles 

As a bonus, explore the hidden treasures of the former royal châteaux of Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Fontainebleau, hidden away in the charming suburbs of Paris. A plunge into France’s royal history!

With France by Locals, experience every moment of your trip to Paris as a unique adventure, between hidden treasures and authentic experiences. Paris is not just about its iconic monuments, but also its picturesque nooks and crannies that will leave you with memories to fill the pages of your travel diary.