Fall in love with Paris: Three Hidden Gems To Explore By Rail

Fall in love with Paris: Three Hidden Gems To Explore By Rail

Whether you’re part of a couple or flying solo, Paris is the perfect city to explore when you want to add some romance to your life.

Ask anyone what the most romantic city in the world is and they'll say Paris. Whether you're part of a couple or flying solo, Paris is the perfect city to explore when you want to add some romance to your life.

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With a Paris Visite Card from International Rail, travelling around Paris is a breeze. Whether you're spending a day or five, this Card will allow you to either visit zones 1-5 or 1-3 using the Paris Métro, including all RER trains to the airport, Versailles, EuroDisney and the Sacré Coeur funicular and covering most bus routes. You'll also enjoy discounts on entrance fees to the Arc de Triomphe, the Panthéon and more, with discounts at the Bateaux Parisiens and Galeries Lafayette.

Looking to supplement your Parisian travel experience with something beyond the usual tourist attractions? Here are three hidden gems worth exploring…

 

Fall In Love… with the Place de la Bastille

Ever wondered what Paris looked like hundreds of years ago? Well you don't have to imagine anymore. Step back in time using a Virtual Reality Timescope machine located at the Place de la Bastille. For a small fee you can gaze into the machine to be transported to any time period in historical Paris.


Fall in Love…with the Seine

Did you know that the massive park alongside the river Seine's right bank has its own dedicated pedestrian walkway? The Voie Georges-Pompidou has officially been converted to a car free zone and there are now areas to sit and eat, enjoy nature, rollerblade and ride your bike. Visit the area and enjoy a picnic or leisurely stroll overlooking the river - all free of charge.


Fall in Love…with Montmartre's Le mur des je t'aime

You might not know that in the heart of Paris, there is a 40 square metre wall dedicated to Love. This massive tile monument features more than 310 declarations of love in 250 different languages and there is no admission fee to visit it.


Whether you're in the city for a day or a week and are looking for hidden gems to explore or prefer the usual tourist attractions, make it an experience worth remembering with your Paris Visite Card from International Rail!