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3 Hidden Treasures in Paris You Never Knew Existed

I bet you are tired of reading about the same old tourist attractions and destinations everyone should visit when in Paris. Maybe you are a little bit more adventurous and need seeing something a little less mainstream and something more exciting, like finding those unique places that you will later share with your friends. Every city in the world has its hidden treasures and gems, which only the locals or the most intriguing tourists can find. So, to help you out, here are some of those treasures which are really worth seeing when in Paris and for the rest of them, we leave it up to you to find the.

Ballon Air de Paris


In the very heart of this beautiful city, there is this flying attraction for people of all ages. So, everyone who wants to see Paris through the bird's eye can board this Ballon Air de Paris and absorb the spectacular view of Paris's panorama. This balloon is the biggest air balloon in the world, which can rise to an altitude of 150 meters and it is filled with 6000 m3 of Helium. One interesting fact about this air balloon is that it has an active role in the environment, because it changes color depending on the pollution and air quality. This gives Parisians an insight on how much the air is polluted. The color green represents good quality, orange mediocre quality and red very poor quality. The people of Paris are really proud of this attraction that really has a higher purpose.

Bois de Boulogne and Its Boating Area


Boating at the Bois de Boulogne is an activity off of almost every tourist trail. In history this place was a hunting ground for the King of France but nowadays it is a key destination for everyone who wants to relax in the west side of Paris. Besides being one of the largest parks in Western Paris, the site also offers various activities like trekking around Lac Inférieur and of course boat rides around the lake. Taking a boat ride around this beautiful lake gives you a soothing feeling, it makes you feel calm and you can enjoy the seclusion the water provides. So, if you want to take a break from the noisy, bright city, then Bois de Boulogne is the perfect place to go to.

Little Sri Lanka


Over 100.000 Sri Lankan Tamils are inhabiting France and many of them can be found in Little Jaffna in Paris, on the very end of Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. This is in the 10th arrondissement, located between metros La Chapelle and Gare de Nord. Many Parisians call it Little Bombay, because you can see women wearing vibrant saris and colorful shops that sell everything from spices to silk. There are many cheap Indian restaurants to eat in, the whole Little Jaffna is a place filled with South Indian and Sri Lankan culture. Don't be surprised if you hear some Bollywood music while walking these streets and enjoy the smell of beautiful spices that will fill up your nose buds. While you are there, you must try their chai tea and their specialties, like samosas.

We have given you these 3 wonderful and hidden treasures that will really wow you and tingle your senses, and there are many more but, if you are adventurous, you will have no problem finding them yourself. You may find them a little out of the ordinary at first, but they have their own beauty and they enable you to see the city of Paris through the local's eyes. So, what are you waiting for-plan your perfect escape to Paris, book your tickets and find proper accommodation, sort out all the extra details regarding your trip, and you are ready to start exploring these city's hidden gems. You will surely have a great time, since, after all, you will be in Paris, the bright light city filled with love.

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