Paris is not just the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées and the Montmartre hillock. The real charm of the capital lies in places far from the beaten track. Nannybag takes you for a walk and lets you discover unusual places. 


Let’s meet in the 19th arrondissement, at the Centquatre-Paris, an atypical meeting place between artists and audiences from all over the world! This artistic and cultural factory hosts different arts; theatre, visual art, dance, music, circus, and many others. But 104 is much more than that, it is a place to live. Shops, restaurants and activities to let your art express itself will thrill the establishment. Come and admire, share, but above all, feel strong emotions in a world where art and innovation are one. 

Adress : 5 rue Curial – 75019 Paris

The house of Gainsbourg 

The memory of Gainsbourg is forever inked Rue de Verneuil. It is not yet possible to visit his house, but fans are sure to come and decorate the facade of the deceased singer’s house. Frescos, graffiti, song lyrics, quotations, are left on its walls to pay tribute to him. A magical place, a place of pilgrimage, the house of Gainsbourg has become over time a place where street art is expressed through the artist’s nostalgia.

Adress : 5bis Rue de Verneuil, 75006 Paris 

Crémieux Street 

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Two rooms two atmospheres since the colours radiate from Crémieux street ! Leave Paris for a street space, far from the Haussmann buildings, to discover houses with pastel colours. Adored by cats, but especially by bloggers, this small paved street, which extends 144 meters, linking street of Bercy to the street of Lyon, gives light to the 17th arrondissement. Its charm is due to its inhabitants who have repainted every shack. A breath of fresh air and a good mood before returning to the subway. 

The Great Mosque of Paris

A treasure in the 5th arrondissement, the oldest mosque in France, opens its doors to you and invites you to discover its history. Its architecture, gardens and traditional decoration are worth a visit! The Great Mosque of Paris is a place where peace reigns, it provides the public with spaces for relaxation; library, hammam reserved for women, traditional restaurant. You will also find the best tea in Paris, accompanied by oriental sweets. 

Adress2bis Place du Puits de l’Ermite, 75005 Paris

The Deyrolle curiosity cabinet

The Deyroll Curiosity Cabinet is for all the curious, explorers, collectors, enthusiasts. It’s one of the last ones still open to the public! Renowned for its exceptional pieces, you can contemplate them as well as buy them. Something to find a rather… original souvenir? 

Psst: Deyrolle offers to help you create your own personalized curiosity cabinet! 

Adress : 46 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris

Unusuals visits of Greater Paris

Discover the off the beaten path and cosmopolitan districts of the capital city with a guided tour of Paris. Accompanied by a guide or a local, you can take part in visits based on french savoir faire, urban walks in Paris, Montreuil, Pantin, Vitry or La Défense or even participate in original cruises on the canals of Paris. Low-cost tours available in spring, autumn, summer and winter, check out Explore Paris.

Visit Paris with Explore Paris
Visit Paris with Explore Paris

What you need to remember

If you have already had the chance to visit Paris, or if you are planning your next trip, it would be a shame not to stop in these places that give all the charm to this city. Far from the tourist places, some corners are worth a visit and plunge you into the real Paris. 

If you are coming to Paris soon, leave us your luggage !