On our last morning in Paris, we guided ourselves on an unforgettable walking tour of hidden Paris. The streets and locations we visited were quiet, secluded, and off the beaten path, yet still breathtakingly stunning, and gave us a glimpse at the hopelessly romantic, even more beautiful side of Paris. The GPS locations for all the photos you see on this tour are included in a map at the bottom of this post, in case you’d like to take this walk on your own. :)
Au Vieux Paris… The Old Paris…
To dine at this romantic, picturesque Parisian cafe would be a dream.
And look what’s right next door… A charming cupcakery.
Of course we had to try one, with it’s velvety, decadent, irresistible buttercream frosting.
Shopping and pastries on this secluded corner.
Quiet breakfast at the St Regis Cafe.
People watching all afternoon at Le Bistrot Beaubourg Brasserie.
A bouquet of roses.
Wander into this mysterious blue door, for an unexpected surprise on the other side…
Colorful doors, a mermaid, and the most charming umbrella repair shop, Pep’s Umbrella.
Be sure to visit Pep’s on a day when they’re open. You’ll know by the bright yellow umbrella they have opened and displayed like a flag on the wall of this hidden passageway.
I wonder if this is where the writers got the idea for the yellow umbrella on How I Met Your Mother.
Find unique craft stores and antiques at Passage du Grand Cerf.
This shopping arcade is filled with gorgeous shops and flooded with natural light.
Colorful spinning rack of embroidery thread.
Ribbons galore. How fun would it be to buy fabric, ribbons, or skeins of wool here for a craft project to always remember Paris by?
Door knobs and draw pulls.
So many to choose from!
Dying over this shelf of antique lanterns!
I wanted to take this one home with me.
View Hidden Paris Self-Guided Photography Walking Tour in a larger map
Here’s a map with GPS locations for all the photos taken in this post. Use this handy guide if you want take your own self-guided walking tour of hidden Paris. Click here to see this map on a larger screen, with an easier-to-read list of all the places we went.
Total Distance: 3km (one way)
Time: 40 mins (walking time only)
Follow along on our Scotland, London, and Paris Vacation!
Scotland Day 1 & 2 — Inverness, Loch Ness, Skye, and Talisker Bay
Scotland Day 3 — Skye, Fairy Pools, The Highlands, and Oban
Scotland Day 4 — Islands of Scotland: Mull, Iona, and the Cave of Melodies
Scotland Day 5 — Fa’side Castle, Edinburgh
Scotland Day 6 – Edinburgh & Castle Driving the Coast of Scotland
Everything I Ate In Scotland — Restaurant Guide for Scotland
London Day 1 — Notting Hill, Seven Dials, and The London Eye
London Day 2 — Tower of London, Borough Market, and Big Ben
London Day 3 — Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Fortnum and Mason
London Day 4 — Bakery Hopping, Harrods Food Hall, and the London Tower Bridge
London Day 4 — Sunset at The View from The Shard
Where We Stayed In London — Hotel Indigo Tower Hill
Everything I Ate In London — Restaurant Guide for London
Paris Day 1 — Sunset at the Eiffel Tower
Paris Day 2 — A Walk Through Montmartre
Paris Day 3 — Palace of Versailles
Paris Day 3 — Garden of Versailles
Paris Day 4 — Sightseeing & Landmarks
Paris Day 5 — Hidden Paris (Self Guided Photography / Walking Tour)
Everything I Ate In Paris — Restaurant Guide for Paris
Where We Stayed In Paris — Incredible View of the Eiffel Tower
Thanks so much for looking!!