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5 hidden spots in the heart of Paris

Hidden from view, tucked away in a garden or a private courtyard… Discover our best addresses for sneaking around! Follow us quietly as we show you our 100% hidden and, of course, 100% Parisian addresses.

The cité du figuier

Right in the heart of the lively, festive Oberkampf district, lies a well-kept treasure known only to insiders: la cité du figuier.

Sneak up behind a black gate, usually open during the day, between numbers 104 and 106 rue Oberkampf, to discover this secret, verdant courtyard, dotted with colorful little houses and workshops, giving this cul-de-sac a provincial village feel.

Cité du Figuier
104-106 rue d’Oberkampf
75011 Paris

Passage Verdeau

Passage Verdeau

If you’re looking to explore the covered passages of Paris, there’s no doubt that the Vivienne and Colbert galleries or the Passage des Panoramas will top your list.
But have you ever heard of the Passage Verdeau? Located, like its neighbors, just a few minutes from the hotel, this passage was created in 1847. And it has remained virtually unchanged for two centuries! A glass roof runs the length of the passage, giving it plenty of light and inviting passers-by to immerse themselves in the Paris of another era.

Passage Verdeau
Passage Verdeau

Passage Verdeau
6 rue de la Grange Batelière or 31 rue du Faubourg Montmartre
75 009 Paris

Duperré basketball court

terrain de basket Duperré

Tucked away between two buildings, you need a keen eye to spot it!

Just a stone’s throw from Place Pigalle lies this totally atypical basketball court. Completely revamped after being threatened with closure, the Duperré playground has become the most stylish in the capital! These creations are ephemeral and constantly renewed. So, why not come and kick the ball and dribble in the middle of a work of art?

Playground Duperré
22 rue Duperré
75009 Paris

La Gare jazz club

La gare - Corentin Cariou

Housed, as its name suggests, in a former railway station, this venue welcomes jazz lovers every day with its free daily concert program.
It’s a relaxed atmosphere in this working-class district of eastern Paris, where you can come incognito at the end of the day to drink a beer and tap your feet.

La gare - Corentin Cariou

La Gare
1 avenue Corentin Cariou
75 019 Paris

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