Everyone will memorize something personal about Paris. I believed it would have been a rich idea to begin writing a fresh number of articles by which I would offer every time a motley of ideas: obscure sites to see, off-the-wall museums to visit, quaint shops to search at, and other things to complete (for free or for money) in Paris. Starting now!
Here is another article in this series.
Organ Music Anyone?
Notre Dame Cathedral is not just an awesome medieval work of art. Every Sunday at 4:30 PM the state organ player of the Cathedral sits at his keyboard, and fills the enormous structure with sounds from outer space. Anybody who attended these concerts will tell you that religious music takes a whole new meaning in this sanctified place. Goosebumps guaranteed. Notre Dame Cathedral is on the Cite Island, at the Cite metro station. There is more about any of it on my Paris guide paris-eiffel-tower-news.com.
Get Me a Couscous for Free
At the "Les Fontaines" bar, the dog owner opens his kitchen and serves free couscous to all on Fridays and Saturdays. You are only necessary to order one drink per person, which will be anyway desirable whenever you stuff yourself with semolina. "Les Fontaines" sits at 153 rue Saint-Maur, in the 11th district. The closest metro stations are "Belleville" and "Rue Saint-Maur ".
British and Celt Rock in Paris
In 30 years from now, people will speak about the Guinness Rock Tavern as this mythic British bar where to listen to live rock music while downing a Guinness Stout. A fresh band every day will entertain you from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am. I am still so thankful I didn't live right above the spot! Take the subway to the "Chatelet" station, and walk northwards to 31 bis rue des Lombards. That's where it's loud.
The Green Miles
That's something so peculiar you won't want to miss it. On top of the remnants of what was once an internal railroad line, the City authorities are suffering from a 3-mile walkway which links the Bastille square to the Vincennes Woods, over the Daumesnil Avenue. Halfway between Bastille and Vincennes, the Reuilly Gardens provide a nice halt. There is no such walkway in virtually any city I have ever visited. Access it from the "Bastille" subway station. You can see a few views of it at paris-eiffel-tower-news.com
Where Queen Marie-Antoinette Spent her Last Night
Queen Marie-Antoinette was beheaded through the French revolution in 1793. It is said her hair turned entirely white at night time before her execution. She was held captive at the Conciergerie Museum, a royal palace built on the Cite Island in the first 13th century. The medieval atmosphere penetrates your very soul along a call which will lead you through the castle and its infamous cells. Free admission, and you keep your mind on your own shoulders. The address is 2 boulevard du Palais, on the Cite Island. The nearest metro station is "Cite ".
All these Parisian spots will add spice to your trip to Paris. I often recommend the subscribers of Paris-Eiffel-Tower-News.com to get free from their safe place to soak in uncommon sights and bring them back home. Paris is most beneficial visited in a free-spirited way, outside the'channels'built by travel guides. Not that the circuits they offer are uninteresting. But having lived some 25+ years in the French capital, Personally, i believe (and my friend photographer Angel Sanguinetti is of exactly the same opinion) that there will be a lot more to Paris than simply the normal course served by reference guides. I urge you to try and dare new things. It could be more rewarding, and you will be in a position to recommend your own friends new best ways to find Paris!