Is unexpected Paris hard to come by?
Even if books and lists claim the opposite, there are hardly any real secrets left in Paris anymore. There are, however, off-the-beaten-path places (and experiences) some Parisians or visitors (who got lucky, or did their homework) discover and enjoy around the French capital. Many of these have not yet gained international fame, but thanks to social media and the world’s ravenous and endless appetite for everything-Paris, things are changing fast. As a former resident, I tend to spend most of my time away from well-visited landmarks. This travel philosophy makes for more inspiring explorations and blogposts. I don’t shy away from “Pinterest Paris” either and make the most of iconic spots too. When I get lucky, I even find unexpected Paris there.