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Pet Cemetery

Pet Cemetery

If you like your culture a little more offbeat, then the wonderfully quirky Pet Cemetery on the outskirts of Paris would be a great addition to your itinerary. First opened in 1899, the graveyard served as a resting place for the... Read More

Musée du Fumeur

Musée du Fumeur

Wherever you look, chic Parisians are sipping espressos and puffing away on cigarettes. In fact, smoking is so embedded in the French culture that they’ve dedicated a whole museum to it. In addition to the cigarettes, lighters and... Read More

Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine

Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine

Sculptures, engravings, drawings, posters and photos map the political, social and cultural history of France during the 20th and 21st Centuries. Located in the Hôtel National des Invalides, the museum’s comprehensive account of the... Read More

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Musée des Arts et Métiers

This arts and trades museum dates from 1794 and is officially the oldest science museum in the world. It is beautifully laid out with cameras, robots, barometers, weighing devices and scale models of buildings on display. The visit ends... Read More

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

This 9,000m2 exhibition space is a short walk from the Louvre and overlooks the Jardin des Tuileries. It houses over 150,000 pieces, from medieval furniture and contemporary design to collections of toys, jewellery and even wallpaper.... Read More

Musée de la Mode et du Textile

Musée de la Mode et du Textile

Officially part of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, this fashion and textile museum hosts 86,000 costumes and accessories, dating from the 14th century to the present day. In addition to the designs displayed in glass cases, the museum... Read More

Le Forum des Images

Le Forum des Images

Golden Age films are shown alongside Hollywood classics and unknown documentaries at this cultural centre that also hosts film festivals throughout the year. If you don’t fancy one of the scheduled showings, head to the Salle des... Read More

La Pagode

La Pagode

This listed, Oriental-style building shows French, English and American releases in its opulent viewing room. With its red velvet seats, embellished gold walls and Japanese paintings decorating the ceiling, La Pagode really is a cinema... Read More

La Musée des Vampires

La Musée des Vampires

Feast your eyes on the macabre delights of this independently run museum in Les Lilas. You’ll have to book tickets in advance but it is well worth the hassle. Owner Jacques Sirgent has a cornucopia of creepy and unusual exhibits on... Read More

La Maison Rouge

La Maison Rouge

Like many of the best art galleries, La Maison Rouge is situated not in ancient grand hall but a former industrial site, now converted into a cavernous atrium with some of the best artists of the age on display. With a reputation for... Read More

La Cinémathèque Française

La Cinémathèque Française

With its Musée du Cinéma, retrospective collections and four screens showing cult, classic and experimental films, this striking cubist building is a cinephile’s paradise. Launched in 1930, the Cinémathèque inspired some of... Read More

La Cigale

La Cigale

Located amongst the sex shops of the Pigalle district, La Cigale is a theatre and concert hall that boasts one of the most exciting programmes in Paris. Originally a café-concert venue when it opened in 1887, La Cigale now hosts gigs,... Read More

Galérie Emmanuel Perrotin

Galérie Emmanuel Perrotin

Bona fide art lovers should make a beeline for this gallery upon arrival in the city. Located in a chic Marais hotel, huge French names such as Sophie Calle, Bernard Frize and Prix Marcel Duchamp winner Tatiana Trouvé have their work... Read More

Deyrolle

Deyrolle

Animal lovers beware… this stunning taxidermy shop has more than a whiff of Hitchcock’s Psycho to it and may not be suitable for the young ’uns. But those who venture across the threshold will be greeted by a fascinating display:... Read More

104

104

104 was once the city’s largest funeral parlour, but opened its doors as a cultural centre four years ago. You could spend a whole day inside the vast building exploring its restaurants, bookshop, exhibitions, charity vintage shop and... Read More


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