The Poker Stars European Visit is making a stop in Paris at the Hyatt Regime Paris Étoile for the absolute first time and albeit the competition plan vows to be energizing, investing some energy away from the poker tables to find more around one of the world’s most famous urban communities is never an ill-conceived notion!
You may have already seen famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Montmartre, and others. The City of Light, on the other hand, has many more hidden gems to offer.
When you need a break from poker, here is a small selection of eight unusual things to do in Paris:
The Louvre at night for an unforgettable experience, go to the Louvre on Friday nights after sunset until 9:45 p.m., when the tourists have left. A walk through the world’s largest museum, where you can quietly admire the Mona Lisa in all its splendor or get lost in the aisles of ancient Egypt, will be a treat for you.
59 Rivoli Le 59 RivoliLe 59 Rivoli Explore this collective art space, which includes a concert hall, more than 30 art studios, and exhibitions. In the middle of the 19th century, this Haussmannian structure served as an artists’ squat before becoming a trendy art space. Concerts in the evening are offered for no charge on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visit Belleville and rue Denoyer
If you want to stay away from tourist traps. This bohemian neighborhood is full of international eateries and local artists, making it a true cultural melting pot. A visit to a mecca for street art is a must: Dénoyez’s street. Along this 150-meter-long street, where events and exhibitions are frequently held, street artists have complete creative freedom. Every time you visit, you’ll see something new—murals, tags, sculptures, and graffiti.
The Musée de la Magie ET de la Curiosité is without a doubt the most unusual of the Parisian museums. It is housed in stunning vaulted cellars. Your senses and imagination will be piqued by a bizarre assortment of ethereal devices, mysterious magical objects, and other devices. At the end of your visit, there will be a live magic show. If you want to learn new tricks, there are even classes. It’s a nice change of pace from the more standard tours, even though it’s in the middle of Marais.
The Pâtisserie Stohrer, which is the oldest patisserie in Paris and can be found at 51 rue Montorgueil, has been around since the 18th century! Nicolas Stohrer, a young Alsatian pastry chef, began his career in the kitchens of the King of Poland before making his way to Versailles to serve King Louis XV’s court. He opened his own shop on rue Montorgueil after five years there. He came up with the rum baba there. It has been one of the city’s most well-known pastry shops since 1730.
The Père Lachaise Cemetary
At first glance, going to a cemetery might not seem like a good idea. However, the rich architecture and stunning English garden of the Père Lachaise Cemetery, established in 1804, are well worth a visit. It is the most visited graveyard on the planet and you can pass by the last resting spot of Guillaume Apollinaire, Honoré de Balzac, Colette, Frédéric Chopin, Jean de La Fontaine, Édith Piaf, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Molière, Alfred de Musset, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and numerous others.
Head to Paris’s Catacombs, which are even stranger than a cemetery. Since 1874, the public has been able to explore the numerous tunnels and caverns that lie beneath the surface of Paris. In 1785, the principal improvements of the underground quarries of Paris started to make up for the absence of room in Parisian graveyards and a wellbeing emergency.
The sepulchers house around 6,000,000 skeletons. The majority of the skulls and bones have been arranged in very interesting patterns and structures. It’s more than just an unusual trip; it’s a deep dive into the capital’s past.