This winding road located in Montmartre leads directly to the wonderful hill upon which you’ll find the Sacré-Coeur. Along your walk, you’ll find the famous “Maison Rose,” which is where numerous French artists such as Renoir, Picasso, and Cézanne were known to have worked. The cobblestoned road is lined partially on one side by a stone wall, and on the other side, by homes covered in vines. When walking along rue de l’Abreuvoir, it is guaranteed that you will feel as if you are truly Parisian.
Located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, this historical avenue was once known as the “widow’s alley” for it is where mourning women gathered. However, its purpose has changed since then, and it is now where high fashion boutiques can be found such as Chanel, Dior, and Bulgari. If you are looking to go on a Parisian shopping spree, head on over to this famous street to satisfy your elegant taste and be surrounded by great designers. From Avenue Montaigne, you can easily make your way to Champs-Elysées in order to fulfil all of your retail desires.
Taking over both the first and second arrondissements of Paris, rue Montorgueil is lined with so many bakeries, restaurants, as well as cheese, wine, and flower shops. At the southern part of the road is the newly constructed, underground shopping mall of Paris, les Halles, and at the northern part of the road, you will find Grand Boulevards. This is a great place to explore covered shopping passageways in Paris! Rue Montorgueil is a great street for foodies to visit, as they can stop at various stands, and also get ideas for new recipes!
There are so many places to get a great view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, however one that is street level is rue Saint-Dominique. The road links the Invalides to the Parc du Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower, so as you make your way down the road, the Eiffel Tower looms closer and closer. Rue Saint-Dominique is a diverse street, as many ministries located here however, the road is also great for shopping and eating. You’ll be sure to find something that suits your taste since the road is almost 2 kilometres long!
Coulée Verte René-Dumon
This 4.5 km long journey can be compared to the Highline in Manhattan because la Coulée Verte was a former railway line. In the late 80s, it was transformed into a walkway surrounded by vegetation and modern landscapes. La Coulée Verte starts behind the Bastille Opera House and leads all the way to le Bois de Vincennes. This pathway goes over le Viaduc des Arts (a viaduct) as well as many footbridges. It is a great place for an urban nature walk within the city center.
Cour du Commerce-Saint-André
In the happening hub of Odeon near Saint-Germain-des-Près you will find this great pathway full of shops and restaurants in Paris. Opened in 1735, this open-air passageway is partially located indoors at both of its entrances off of Boulevard Saint-Germain and rue Saint-André-des-Arts. It has kept its original cobblestones, and all of the buildings located on this street are listed as Historical Monuments. Not too far from la Sorbonne or Saint-Michel, it is a great place to stop for lunch and pictures while discovering the Latin Quarter.
Rue des Thermopyles
This small, narrow street located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris that is full of greenery thanks to its proximity to le Jardin Bauer. It is also a street filled with small homes that are 3 floors high tops, which changes from the typical 6-story Parisian buildings. On rue des Thermopyles, there is plenty of street art to admire. The street makes you feel like you are in the countryside because all of the plants that disguise the urbanism of Paris. If you’re looking for an atypical street in Paris that will definitely surprise you, make sure you take a walk down rue des Thermopyles!