Uncommon Paris

The City of Light, despite being one of the world's most visited capitals, still has plenty of hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered.

There is the obvious Paris: the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night, lovers embracing on the Pont Neuf, miles of sidewalk cafés. The Louvre. And there is the Paris you haven't been acquainted with yet, hidden behind grand portals that open onto intimate courtyards, inside a maze of winding cobblestone streets, and sometimes, just camouflaged in plain sight.

From Europe’s most state-of-the-art cinema nestled inside a historic palace hotel, to a thriving craft cocktail movement bubbling in the city’s speakeasies, and historic bistros with a decidedly contemporary point of view, we have curated the experiences and enclaves to seek out in Paris now, according to in-the-know insiders and local tastemakers. This is Uncommon Paris.

Stories from Paris

Picture Perfect

Prepare For Your Close Up At A Legendary Parisian Portrait Studio

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Picture Perfect
Art World Insider

Explore the city’s myriad museums, galleries, and studios, with Le Royal Monceau–Raffles Paris

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Art World Insider
Unfolding Paris

A Local Entrepreneur Opens Up Her Personal Map Of Paris

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Unfolding Paris
Local Flavor

A Restaurateur’s Appetite For Paris

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Local Flavor
Film Club

Le Royal Monceau–Raffles Paris Is Home To Europe’s Most State-Of-The-Art Cinema

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Film Club
Sybaritic Pursuits

Yoga Classes And Therapeutic Spa Treatments At Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris

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Sybaritic Pursuits
Beauty Spot

The World’s First And Only Chanel Spa Is Now Accepting Reservations

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Beauty Spot
Tea Time

Hotel Raphael's Secret Rooftop Garden

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Tea Time
Gastronomer's Delight

Master The Art Of French Cooking At École Ritz Escoffier

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Gastronomer's Delight
Beyond the Plate

A Local Market Excursion And Cooking Experience With Julien Roucheteau, Chef At Two Michelin-Starred Restaurant, La Table Du Lancaster

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Beyond the Plate
Paris In Focus

A Visionary Photographer Trains His Lens On The City Of Light

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Paris In Focus
High Tea

A Presidential Afternoon Tea At La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa

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High Tea
Cocktails À l’Anglaise

Settle In At Hotel Raphael’s English Style Pub

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Cocktails À l’Anglaise
Objects Of Desire

Browse The Best Antiques Markets In The World With Local Design Expert, Riad Kneife

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Objects Of Desire
All That Jazz

A Musical Evening At Hotel Lancaster’s 1930’s-Style Bar

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All That Jazz
A River Boat Built For Two

Sail Along The Seine With Le Bristol Paris

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A River Boat Built For Two
French Vogue

Enjoy A Private Runway Experience At Le Bristol Paris

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French Vogue
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Local Recommendations

An Insider's Guide To The City Of Light
French 75(001)

There's A Café Floating Under The Pont Neuf

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French 75(001)
Sources of Inspiration

Sometimes You Just Need To Look Up

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Sources of Inspiration
Historic Plates

Visit The Gathering Place Of Emperors, Writers, And Philosophers

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Historic Plates
Sparkling Or Still?

There's Something In The Water At Colette Paris

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Sparkling Or Still?
See What's Trending

Exploring The Marais Like A Designer

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See What's Trending
In The Footsteps Of The Impressionists

An Afternoon At Île De La Jatte

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In The Footsteps Of The Impressionists
To Your Health

A Design-Conscious Gym Is Keeping Parisians Fit In Style

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To Your Health
Going Gauche

An Afternoon Fit For A Flâneur On The Left Bank

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Going Gauche
Park Life

Explore The City's Enchanting Pleasure Gardens

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Park Life
Craft Cocktails

Bartenders Are Getting Experimental In The Montorgueil District's Speakeasies

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Craft Cocktails
French Fare, With A Twist

Despite The Name, Dining At Clown Bar Is Serious Business

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French Fare, With A Twist
Chic Eats

At Monsieur Bleu, The Food Is As Artful As The Setting

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Chic Eats
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