Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame would be packed by tourist from all around the world for most of the times. If you wish to take a break from stereotypical ways of touring in Paris, explore the other way round of the French Capital city. Paris has some alluring list of secret neighborhoods that are worth a visit.
Quaint Village of La Butte Aux Cailles
The hilly region around the China Town and Montparnasse lays the timeworn small town of La Butte aux Cailles that revives another era of Paris with all those tiny houses and narrow streets. The shops in this quaint village do not have chain stores and are the only place in Paris operating in that way. The ivy-covered townhouses adorning the art deco style in the neighborhood are still not known to many tourists visiting Paris but can be explored to your will.
Little Sri Lanka & La Chapelle
The neighborhood is purposefully called Little Sri Lanka as you can hear the Tamil language when you visit the restaurants and shops at the place. Otherwise known as ‘Little Jaffna’, the place follows a South Indian Culture where you could get the typical Indian tea served along with hot samosas. The tourists visiting the place can spent their time in the sari window shopping.
A busy art town that portrays an array of various cultures, Belleville is that secret town in the neighborhoods of Paris that had been housing immigrants since ages. That list comprises of Armenians, Greeks, and Jews in the early 1920s and quite lately the Sub Saharan Africans, Chinese and North Africans. You may see rich art galleries of diverse cultures that may remind your Orsay Museum Tours.
Tranquil Passy Haven
Situated perfectly at the 16th arrondissement in the West Paris that also houses the Palais de Tokyo and the Trocadero, the Passy is an elegant neighborhood of the French city. Though not listed in the most common tourist spots, tourists do visit here for their top-rate shopping, small museums and fine dining beside the verdant residences.
The calm neighborhood of Gambetta is also known as Père-Lachaise and is located in Northeast Paris. An authentic residential essence will be felt while you visit the family owned bars and cafes. For the night owls, the Meilmontant area is that perfect place with numerous bars and night Clubs. Meanwhile, a tour to Père-Lachaise Cemetery will be worth during the day hours. You may meet up pedestrian cobbles nearby the Eglisede Charonne when taking a stroll around the streets of Rue Saint Blaise.