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Welcome to PARISCityVISION Travel blog, the specialist of sightseeing tours in Paris and France. We are happy to share with you our insider tips and fun facts about Paris !

The most beautiful covered passages in Paris

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

The covered passages of the French capital, mainly located on the right bank of the Seine river, near the Grands Boulevards, represent a series of paths crossing the buildings and usually contain shops, restaurants and theaters. If you have the opportunity to stroll through these passages, you will see that they are often covered by a canopy that brings them a special light. They are both an architectural curiosity typical of Paris and also make Parisian charm. Historical background  Originally, nearly 150 passages were built at the beginning of the 19th century. They were meant to protect the wealthy Parisian clientele […]

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The best pastries in Paris

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

France is world renowned for its great cuisine, excellent wines, multitude of cheeses and especially delicious pastries. You can say it, the French love their food! In recent years, highly talented young pastry chefs have decided to bring a modern touch to the time-proven Paris-Brest, Saint-Honoré, mille-feuille, éclairs, lemon tarts and other sweet treats. They have been revisiting the great classics but are also inventing new desserts. To help you find your way around, we’ve chosen the best places of the moment in Paris for you. Enjoy!

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The I Love You Wall

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Picture of I love you Wall in Paris

Ah, Paris! City of eternal love, romanticism and passionate declarations! The proof is the superb Pont des Arts, where lovers come by their thousands to seal their love with a padlock, throwing the keys into the Seine… For Frédéric Baron, a dreamer who, inspired by Phileas Fogg, wanted to go around the world in 80 ‘I love yous’, Paris was the ideal city! This is how the superb, unique artwork in Paris’ Square Jehan Rictus was born, I Love You: The Wall. ‘How did he do it?’ we hear you ask. Simply by asking his brother, then his neighbour, then […]

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5 unusual places to discover in Paris

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Germain Paradisio

Whether you’re a born and bred Parisian or a tourist visiting for the day, few can resist the desire to amble through the streets of Paris, night or day, and discover new, unusual places off the beaten track. A good thing too, because the city is immense and abounds in spots begging to be explored! But where to start? Luckily for you, we are there to guide you through the meanders of a city that never sleeps. If you’re looking for a funky bar or restaurant, an out-of-the-ordinary hotel, or have already been to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre […]

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5 unusual things to do in Paris

Posted on May 30, 2014 by Andreas (No Comment)
Paris in a 2CV

Who wants to follow the Paris trail? Visiting Paris is great, but how about seeing something that’s not in your guidebooks? Now you can, with this highly original concept that lets you discover the city through a scavenger hunt! Get together a team of 6 people, choose your itinerary, and set off to solve the riddles of Paris! Go to the website “quiveutpisterparis.com” to book your scavenger hunt and see if you can win the prize for the team with the high+B5est score! A sure way to meet people and have fun! Learn More Paris.fr – Movie trail Did you […]

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The ghost stations of the Paris underground

Posted on May 2, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Sainte Croix

The vast network of the Paris underground has no less than 302 stations open … and 14 stations closed! These places, which we like to call the ghost stations of the Paris underground, presumably to increase the aura of mystery that surrounds them, are little known to the public, even Parisians. While most were either moved or closed during the Second World War following the occupation of Paris, other ghost stations such as Haxo or Porte Molitor do not have any outside access and therefore have never been opened! Today, some of these stations are no longer completely unused, which […]

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The lesser known Paris museums

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
1930s Museum

Visiting Paris is very often synonymous with cultural visits to the classic museums, but what about unusual museums? Today we would like to introduce you to some museums that you do not necessarily hear about, but which have many things to teach you. We have selected five unique museums for you. The Counterfeiting Museum Located at 16 Rue de la Faisanderie in the 16th district, this unusual museum moved into the premises in 1951. You will find a multitude of counterfeit objects from antiquity to the present day, which will give you an idea of the extent of this phenomenon. […]

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The Manoir of Paris

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Andreas (No Comment)
Entrance to the Manoir of Paris

Who has not dreamed of visiting a real haunted house? A house filled with all the monsters that hid under our beds when we were children or made us scream watching television … Well this house is in Paris! And I’m not talking about a fairground attraction made out of cardboard, but a real immersion in the heart of over 1000m2 filled with Hollywood sets and monsters played by more than 30 actors, who will recreate for you the spinechilling legends of Paris … This project was created by an American, Adil Houthi, who has already set up two haunted […]

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The international market of Rungis

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
A Stand of market of Rungis

Rungis is situated about ten kilometres from Paris, in Val de Marne, and is joint headquarters (with those of Chevilly-Larue and Fresnes) of the world’s largest market for fresh food products. The amalgamation of the former Halles market in Paris and the slaughterhouses of La Villette (which joined the Rungis site several years after its opening, in 1975) resulted in the National Interest Market of Rungis which opened on 3 March 1969. This decision had been made ten years earlier by General de Gaulle due to lack of space that was increasingly felt but also to create a new more […]

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145 Rue de La Fayette

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Hailey (One Comment)

145 Rue de La Fayette… Do you know it? Paris is a city full of secrets. Those who love the capital will tell you that you will discover as much as you seek. Nobody can claim that he knows everything about Paris… because it’s simply impossible! And speaking of secrets, there is one, visible to all, yet which few people know the existence of. Its name? 145 Rue de La Fayette. And even if you don’t know what this address hides, you’ve probably already walked right past it! At first glance, the building situated at this address seems perfectly normal. […]

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