Looking for a big castle near Paris? This is a quick day trip. I’m sharing pretty much what to expect, where the quieter ladies toilets are and less of “how beautiful” the place is. Don’t get me wrong, Versailles palace is a statement piece of French opulence.
I went on a Local Guddy tour in Paris. This is definitely a Hidden Paris sort of thing. Places that I’ve literately walked pass but never thought to visit. Paris has so many hidden gems!
Stunning museum right next door to Louvre (well 15min walk). It’s a painting museum. Claude Monet lover alert. This is where you’ll find those 5m wide Monet painting in a sci-fi-ish looking white room.
Another round of less popular museum of Paris. I was going to name this post “Hidden Paris”, but this thing is too huge to be hidden anywhere. For a serious history buff, Panthéon will put your knowledge to the test. It is a mausoleum for distinguished French citizens. This place is highly boring if you know little about French history, literature or art. So, yes, not for everyone; but it is another gorgeous neoclassic architecture that Paris has to offer. The sheer scale of this architecture is marvelous to see.
There are around 130 museums in Paris. Seriously. Of course, not all of them are in the league of Louvre and its 70,000 exhibitions. So let’s give these smaller guys a chance. Shall we?