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Quirky Cultural Outings in Paris

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We continue our series of ‘Quirky Things to Do in Paris’.

The first one was about shopping, since that’s what many visitors love doing in the capital of fashion. If you haven’t read it yet, click HERE.

If you are a culture buff then this one is for you…

From museums to art galleries, there is no shortage of things to do in Paris.

Here we’ve put together some off the beaten track options, giving you some cool alternatives to the standard tourist trail.

Sewer Museum (yes, you read it right!): 

Feeling adventurous? Why not try this alternative, underground view of Paris by visiting the sewer museum.Unusual cultural activities in Paris

 This is certainly a unique way to discover the capital city and what’s more, a great story to share with your friends upon your return!

Get more details HERE


Ready for a slightly spookier side to Paris? Look no further than a trip to the catacombs.

Paris catacombs

In use since the 18th century to store the bones of over 6 million Parisians, this network of subterranean  tunnels is a truly fascinating spot to visit.

It will definitely give you a new perspective on La Ville Lumière.

Get more details HERE


Théȃtre de la Huchette

If you’re a theatre enthusiast, you will adore Le Théâtre de la Huchette.

Quirky cultural experience in Paris


Hidden away in Saint-Michel, this tiny theatre has been performing Ionesco’s La Cantatrice Chauve and La Leçon for the past 60 years.

More than 17,500 performances have been put on and watched by over 2 million spectators.

Tickets are very affordable at €26 for one play and €38 for two, with a reduction for students. Get cultured!

Visit Le Théâtre de la Huchette website HERE


Parc des Buttes Chaumont:

Need to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city?

Look no further than this wonderful park to enjoy some peace in a natural setting.

Unusual cultural things to do in Paris

Measuring 25 hectares, it is one of the biggest and most original green spaces in Paris.

With a lake, caves, and waterfalls, this park is sure to keep families and nature lovers  happy.

Find out more HERE


Église Saint-Sulpice: 

The church of Saint-Sulpice is one of the largest and most beautiful in Paris.

A different church to visit in Paris

Although relatively unknown late-Baroque church, it has become more popular with tourists since it featured in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

The organ (1781) of this church is one of the world’s largest, with 6,588 pipes, with frequent concerts being held in the church.

Saint-Sulpice is a great alternative to the often overcrowded Notre Dame and Sacré Cœr.

Find out more HERE 

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We hope you’ve been inspired to visit a different side of Paris!

In our third blog post next week, we will be highlighting some unusual dining places, so stay tuned!


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