Stuff You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Paris

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Most visitors to Paris want to see the Eiffel Tower, the Montmartre, or go cafe hopping just about anywhere. You get the idea. But, there are still some hidden charms left of the old city. You just gotta know how to find them…
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Watch A 90s Porno

For some reason, the Beverly Cinema screens nothing but porn movies from the 70s through the 90s. Go for the ironic laughs, but don’t forget your rubbers…
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Eat A Peach

In the suburb of Montreuil there are still some standing peach orchards, grown the old way, by spreading vines against garden walls. Check for times when an orchard is open, though. And get there by car, not motorcycle…
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Visit A Secret Garden

The Jardin Saint-Gilles-Grand-Veneur is still tucked away near the more well-known Place des Vosges. It’s amazing to think that, just a century ago, most of Paris had these charming gardens. But, please don’t pick the daisies…
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Hang Out In A Graveyard

The pesky dead people in the Montmartre Cemetery just got in the way when Paris began building up a decent infrastructure over a century ago. When a bridge to the Montmartre became necessary, city planners just spanned one right over the old graveyard. TV reception in the area is supposed to be real spooky…
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Visit An Urban Vineyard

Located right behind the Sacré-Cœur, this vineyard is all that’s left of the hundreds of acres of wine growing soil that once covered most of the old city. Still beats the Napa Valley any day…
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Visit The Louvre…

Through a secret entrance! Ask a local how to get to the Porte des Lions gate and enter through an archway most of the suckers at the main entrance know nothing of. The door even leads right to the Mona Lisa. Tourists!!!
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Play Basketball…

On the world’s oldest basketball court. Located in the basement of the YMCA hostel in the 9th arrondissement, the court was built in 1892, just a year after the sport was invented. Nothing but net!
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‘Visit’ The Bastille

Technically, you can visit the spot where the notorious prison used to stand. These days, it’s nothing more than a traffic circle, which can be a kind of a prison all unto itself. Look down at the pavement and a ring of cobblestones outlines the edge of the old walls. Dieu merci pour le progrès…
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See The Statue Of Liberty

Located near the Pont de l’Alma, there’s a scaled down replica of the SOL which was used as the final mockup to the real thing in New York harbor. After all, the statue was a gift from the French, right? Still, we’d rather have the fries…
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