The Best Paris Hidden Gems (That Aren’t Food)

I highly recommend that you sprinkle your Paris itinerary with at least a few of these secret places in Paris.

You’ll have a more well-rounded experience and you’ll be able to avoid some of the tourist hordes at the most popular sites.

Once a palace for French kings called the Palais de la Cité, part of the Conciergerie was eventually converted to prison cells.

Get a bit creeped out in Marie Antoinette’s prison

Its 1,113 stained glass windows create an otherworldly atmosphere that really has to be seen in person to fully appreciate.

Revel in the beauty of Sainte-Chappelle 

Just behind the Palais Garnier (Paris Opera House) you’ll find the belle epoque department store gem Galeries Lafayette. 

Admire the belle epoque stained glass dome at Galeries Lafayette 

The entryways were designed by Hector Guimard a pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement in the early 20th Century.

Art Nouveau metro stops are the Paris hidden gems in plain sight 

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