A visit to Paris, whether it’s for the first, second or fifteenth time will most likely include sites like The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and a great restaurant or two but what about those places that you might not have heard of? The kind of places that portrays Paris in a totally different light and gives you a new perspective on “The City of Light”. Here are my top secret spots you definitely need to see when you’re in Paris.
Rub the rather cheeky Victor Noir
Almost 150 years after his death, Victor Noir has become a legend of sorts after a bronze statue was erected over his tomb. I literally did a double-take when looking at this tomb! Take a look at his trouser line… you will see why!!!
Urban legend suggests that if you place one single flower in his top hat, kiss his lips and a little rub of his excited trouser hump – you will be forever granted the perfect husband and amazing ‘in the bedroom’ activities for the rest of eternity! A very cheeky tradition, wouldn’t you say!
Catacombs of Paris
These Catacombs of Paris house the remains of up to six million people. This curious site is located right beneath the Parisian streets in which you’ll walk and set up by city officials to solve the growing problem of full cemeteries. Take an eerie journey into the infamous catacombs, something that is becoming increasingly well know.
I would definitely recommend visiting on a weekday morning, when queues are less and footfall is lower. It’s not uncommon to be waiting for at least two hours if you visit on a weekend.
The Montmartre Vineyards
The Montmartre Vineyard has been in this area of Paris for over 800 years and is now the last active vineyard in the whole city! How could I have not known? Wine and Paris are two of my favorite things. Take a trip to visit around October when grape picking seasons kicks off at the annual.