Information about Events, Weekend Offers and Holiday in Paris
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Guide to Paris’ secret places
Our network Bed & Breakfast Paris includes B&B accommodation in various arrondissements in Paris.
The hospitality formula in B&B, that consists of accommodation in a family home, is the most suitable for a new insight into a city like Paris. All our members in fact provide their guests with useful information for getting around the city and discovering the best sights and prettiest and least well-known spots in the ancient capital city of France.
For example, not everyone knows that in the area that could be called ‘right east Riviera’ and that includes the arrondissments 10, 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20, we find the Turlure Park. Right behind the Sacre Coeur Basilica in the 18th arrondissment, it is a sight not to be missed by anyone visiting Paris. There is a peaceful, little-known garden with a waterfall and lovely greenery. A true beauty spot, off the beaten track, far from the crowds of tourists that fill up the streets and restaurants.
For accommodation in this area we recommend some B&B in Paris:
B&B PARIGI FIDELITE , B&B PARIS SAINT MAUR , B&B BERCY-VILLAGE ,
B&B PARIS ORIENT - PYRENEES , B&B PARIS LA VILLETTE , B&B PARIS CARRIERES
Another spot that deserves a visit is the series of arcades and covered passageways in Paris that are located in what we could call the ‘Central Zone’, the heart of Paris that includes the arrondissments from number one to 7. Next to the really famous monuments like the Louvre, the Gare d’Orsay, Notre Dame, the Marais and the Panthéon, there are arcades with shops and restaurants practically unknown to tourists.
The shopping arcades are accessed by entrances in the buildings that surround them and therefore are not easily spotted. On the upper part of these entrances there is the name of the arcade, as you can see it the photo beside.
If you want to stay in this area, here are some of our best B&B in Paris:
B&B PARIS PLACE DE VOGES , B&B PARIGI GRENIER ST. LAZARE , B&B PARIS INVALIDES
An area we could call ‘left east Riviera’ is bursting with surprises. This zone includes the arrondissments 5, 6, 13 and 14. In the sixth arrondissement for example, there is a little passageway that leads to the Cour de Rohan. The name derives from a deformation of the term ‘Rouen’: the area was very close to the building where prelates coming from the Norman city of Rouen were given hospitality.
Today it is a beautiful secret garden but it used to be a passageway used since medieval times: the Capetian king, Philip II known as Augustus, used it and the area was closed for the occasion. Today it is an oasis of tranquillity just one hundred metres from the bustling city streets. It is reached by the ‘passage du commerce’ (rue st André des Arts) and by the rue de l'Eperon. Closed on Sundays.
On Rue Monge we find one of the two Franco-Gallo monuments in Paris: it is the arènes de Lutèce. The site was built at the end of the first century A.C. but it was subjected to the same treatment as the rest of the city: destruction in the wake of the barbarian invasions in 280 A.C. The stones which it was built with were taken and used to build shelters for the population, while the site was put to use as a cemetery!
The site houses a sunken arena amphitheatre Curiously different from the circular or oval arenas we are used to, it could host theatre performances and fights with a public of up to 17000. The site completely re-emerged in the eighteen hundreds on the occasion of the opening of rue Monge. The roadworks weren’t stopped and many intellectuals fought to stop the sight being hidden again. So, in 1896 a square was opened and at the end of the First World War, the area was finally enhanced.
We can’t speak about the fifth arrondissement without mentioning Rue Mouffetard. This is one of the oldest roads in the city and crosses the whole Latin Quarter. It’s full of restaurants, shops, stalls, second-hand stands, a wonderful, open-air market. It is a favourite spot for tourists and therefore the prices are a little dear, but it’s worth a visit even just to buy some fresh bread in one of the famous bakeries. It’s also full of antique furniture, watches, photos and pens just waiting to be admired! The street crosses the thirteenth arrodissment leading as far as the Panthéon without hardly noticing…
These are our B&B in Paris in the areas just described:
B&B PARIS PASCAL , B&B PARIS ALESIA ,
B&B PARIS POLYTECHNIQUE , B&B PARIS JARDIN DES PLANTES
For accommodation in a B&B in Paris in a specific arrondissement you can check this search engine.
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