In anticipation of the Maison et Objet 2018 that will take place in September in Paris, My Design Agenda decided to explore 5 Touristic Hidden Gems of this City of Lights and Love! In this way, in September or in the next time you visit Paris, you’ll have 5 new secret and fantastic places to visit in this amazing city!
Jardin des Colonnes
Located in the 14th arrondissement, the Jardin des Colonnes is regarded as the secret of Paris when it comes to landscape design. It is also seen as an example of futuristic architecture. This area was built in 1986 and was placed inside a public space in a circular architectural building designed by Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill.
The House of Nicolas Flamel
The oldest house in Paris belonged to Nicolas Flamel, the most famed alchemist in Paris. The House was built in 1407 and is located on 51 rue de Montmorency. The House has been restored and nowadays acts as a fine dining restaurant that goes by the name of Auberge Nicolas Flamel.
Notre Dame du Travail Church
Featuring a complete metal structure, the Notre Dame du Travail church is certainly a masterpiece not to be overlooked in the south side of the Place de Catalogne. This magnificent landmark was designed by architect Victor Baltard. The church highlights a neo-Romanesque façade and dual octagonal towers. Inside, visitors can be stunned by beautiful mosaics and Art Nouveau influences.
Le Cimetière des Chiens
We all know the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery, one of the most famous cemeteries of Europe and even the world. But Paris is also home to one of the most famous Pet Cemeteries on the planet. Le Cimetière des Chiens is actually a unique and beautifully designed place that honors the memory of our special friends. Opened since 1899, the cemetery is devoted to all kinds of animals and is located in a small suburb in the northwest area of Paris. One of the most distinguished graves belongs to Barry, a valiant dog who fought in the World War I and saved around 40 people.
Rosa Bonheur Nightclub
Now, let’s move on into the nightlife, there’s an extraordinary nightclub in the heart of the Buttles Chaumont that is bound to uplift your spirits. The Rosa Bonheur nightclub was named after the famous 19th-century French realist painter. Electro DJs animate the party in a welcoming and highly curated setting that will allow you to have fun all night long.