Walking in Paris – Top 5 unusual and little-known places in Paris

Discover authentic Paris: discover unique places off the beaten track.

Paris is known for its iconic monuments and must-see sights, but the real magic of the city lies in its lesser-known corners.

We’d like to share with you a few little-known gems from the French capital, far from the usual tourist circuits.

  • The Art Nouveau building
  • Quai Branly Museum
  • The Chinese pagoda
  • 59 rivoli
  • Lunch at Petit Bouillon Pharamond
  • Rue Crémieux


1. The Art Nouveau building on Avenue Rapp: an architectural gem

The Art Nouveau building on Avenue Rapp embodies the elegance and refinement characteristic of the Art Nouveau style in Paris. Designed by architect Jules Lavirotte, this building features a facade adorned with sculptures, ironwork and delicate floral motifs. A true work of art in its own right, this building is a legacy of Parisian architecture at the turn of the 20th century.

📍 Adress : 29 Avenue Rapp, 75007 Paris, France, close to ourTour Eiffel Urban Suite au 4 Imp. des Carrières 75016 Paris.


2. Musée du Quai Branly: A Window on World Cultures

The Musée du Quai Branly is an architectural marvel dedicated to showcasing the arts and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, this museum offers a unique immersive experience that invites visitors to explore the world’s cultural riches, often overlooked by traditional Paris tourist circuits. But what’s particularly special about this museum is its magnificent green façade.

📍Adresse : 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France not far from our Eiffel Tower Urban Suite au 4 Imp. des Carrières 75016 Paris.


3. The Chinese Pagoda: a Piece of the Orient in the Heart of Paris

Nestled near Courcelles, the Chinese Pagoda of Paris is one of the capital’s little-known treasures. Built in the 18th century, this picturesque pagoda stands gracefully at the junction of rue de Courcelles and rue Rembrandt. She embodies the influence of the Far East on Parisian culture. Now home to the private Maison de Loo museum, the pagoda is a haven of peace where visitors can immerse themselves in an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western cultures.

📍 Adress: 48 Rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France, next to ourUrban Suite Saint-Augustin -au 35 rue de Naples 75008 Paris.


4. 59 Rivoli: an artists’ haven in the heart of the City of Light

59 Rivoli is much more than just a building. It’s an alternative art space, a collective gallery housing a multitude of artworks and emerging artists. This atypical venue represents the vitality and diversity of the contemporary art scene in Paris. Visitors can immerse themselves in a world of creativity and expression within the walls of this rehabilitated building.

📍Adress: 59 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France near ourUrban Suite Louvre – Saint Honoré du 27 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 75001 Paris.


5. Lunch break at Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond restaurant

Typical Parisian restaurant. You’ll be able to enjoy French gastronomic dishes at unbeatable prices.





6. Rue Crémieux: the capital’s most colorful street

Rue Crémieux, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, is a small cobbled street famous for its houses with colorful facades. This picturesque pedestrian street is a haven of peace in the heart of the bustling city. With its facades painted in bright shades of pink, blue and green, it offers a striking contrast to the classical atmosphere of Paris. A veritable haven of artistic peace in the midst of the urban jungle.

📍 Adress: Rue Crémieux, 75012 Paris, France a few steps from ourUrban Suite Notre-Dame – Lagrange au 12 rue Lagrange 75005 Paris.


See itinerary

  • L’Immeuble Art Nouveau (29 Avenue Rapp) ⇒ Musée du quai Branly (37 Quai Jacques Chirac) : 6 min
  • Musée du quai Branly (37 Quai Jacques Chirac) ⇒ La Pagode Chinoise (48 Rue de Courcelles) : 32 min
  • La Pagode Chinoise (48 Rue de Courcelles) ⇒ 59 Rivoli (59 Rue de Rivoli) : 50 min
  • 59 Rivoli (59 Rue de Rivoli) ⇒ Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond (24 Rue de la Grande Truanderie) : 8 min
  • Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond (24 Rue de la Grande Truanderie) ⇒ Rue Crémieux (Rue Crémieux) : 40 min


By exploring these unique places, you’ll discover a more intimate and authentic side of Paris, an experience that will stay with you long after your stay. Venture off the beaten track to discover the true essence of this eternal city.