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Quirky Paris attractions you must visit

You know of all the most famous Paris attractions. There’s the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre, to name a few. But did you know there are so many unconventional things to see and do.

Find a cheap car hire deal at Paris Airport so you can travel off the well-worn path to experience these quirky Paris attractions.

Explore the Catacombes de Paris

Authorities believe more than 300 km of tunnels exist underneath the streets of Paris. This maze of tunnels are full of mystery and some areas are open to public tours. It includes a section that has the skeletal remains of millions of Parisians, dating back to the 18th Century when cemeteries were getting full.

Go souvenir shopping at the Saint-Ouen Flea Market

Love shopping? Then the Saint-Ouen Flea Market is definitely worth including on your list of things to do in Paris. It’s not far from the Sacre Coeur Basilica in North Paris. It was once one of the world’s largest flea markets and today continues to amaze buyers. You could easily spend hours here hunting for books, vintage clothes, furniture or antique jewellery.

Visit the Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures

This museum will surely send chills up your spine. Plastic bats and human remains greet you as you enter. Eccentric scholar Jacques Sirgent gathered his lifetime of research into vampirism and demonology, among other folklores. Learn about the superstitions that have haunted Parisians over the centuries.

Gaze upon one of the most unusual Paris attractions: 59 Rivoli

It’s a sight that you shouldn’t miss! This mid-1800s Haussmann era building is perhaps the quirkiest building you’ll see in all of Paris and maybe even Europe. It’s one of a kind thanks to its emergence as an artist squat for many years. An artist group KGB claimed the building in 1999 and began hosting popular exhibitions and performances.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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