Tucked away in the Jardin des Plantes, not far from the Natural History Museum, there is a secret alpine garden, home to almost 2,000 species of trees, plants and flowers.
57 rue Cuvier
Next to Notre-Dame cathedral, the Hôtel-Dieu hospital invites you to step into its inner courtyard, revealing a little oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the bustling city.
1 parvis Notre-Dame
Place Jean-Paul II
In front of 6 rue des Petits Champs in the second arrondissement, a covered passageway attracts your attention. Welcome to the radiant Galerie Colbert, an elegant arcade dating from the beginning of the 19th century.
6 rue des Petits Champs
As you stroll around the 16th arrondissement, a work of art cannot help but catch your eye. Stand a while and admire a full-sized replica of the Flame of Liberty as seen on the statue in New York of the same name.
Flame of Liberty
7 Place de l'Alma
Hidden behind the Bon Marché department store, it feels great to spend some time in the Catherine Labouré garden with a vegetable garden open to all.
Catherine Labouré garden
29 rue de Babylone
With its charming pastel houses, there is almost an air of Notting Hill in rue Crémieux in the 12th arrondissement.
There is a literary work of art waiting to meet you on the Butte Montmartre hill. The “Passe-Muraille” is an amazing statue which seems to come out of the wall. It is a tribute to a story written by Marcel Aymé, known in English, appropriately enough, as “The Man who Walked through Walls”.
Place Marcel Aymé