8 Beautiful Yet Mostly Unknown Luxury Design Places to Visit in Paris
While iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Champs Elysées may be the most known in Paris, there are plenty of other attractions and luxury design places that tourists and locals should pay a visit sometime. The capital of France is a city best to be explored by walking, so today, Paris Design Agenda will leave 8 beautiful yet mostly unknown locations one should definitely consider visiting in the near future.
Jardin des Colonnes
Located in the 14th arrondissement, the Jardin des Colonnes is regarded as the secret of Paris when it comes to landscape design. It is also seen as an example of futuristic architecture. This area was built in 1986 and was placed inside a public space in a circular architectural building designed by Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill.
Oldest House in Paris
The Oldest house in Paris belonged to Nicolas Flamel, the most famed alchemist in Paris. The House was built in 1407 and is located on 51 rue de Montmorency. The House has been restored and nowadays acts as a fine dining restaurant that goes by the name of Auberge Nicolas Flamel.
Notre Dame du Travail Church
Featuring a complete metal structure, the Notre Dame du Travail church is certainly a masterpiece not to be overlooked in the south side of the Place de Catalogne. This magnificent landmark was designed by architect Victor Baltard. The church highlights a neo-Romanesque façade and dual octagonal towers. Inside, visitors can be stunned by beautiful mosaics and Art Nouveau influences.
This unique museum is located inside a 19th-century mansion, which was the former home of art collector, Edouard-André and his wife, Nélie Jacquemart, a famed portrait artist. Some of its best features are period furniture, many of which were actually acquired during the couple’s travels, tapestries, Renaissance art from Venice, ceiling murals and porcelain pieces.
Paris is actually the home to a Magic Museum which is hidden underground in a cellar-like abode. This small museum is completed with the history of some of the world’s best illusionists from the 18th-century and onward, including the greatest one, Houdini. In the museum, you can also have another perspective on how magic has influenced other sectors. Those who visit this stunning museum will have a real treat as every show is conducted by real magicians, and each one is set in a vintage theater.
Le Grand Musée du Parfum
Le Grand Musée du Parfum may not be as known as the Fragonard Musée du Parfum but its beauty is undeniable. It is nestled in an ivy-filled courtyard inside a stately 19-century mansion. The museum traces the history of perfume, including from the times of ancient Egypt to our modern times with the Coco Chanel’s No. 5.
Rosa Bonheur Nightclub
Now, let’s move on into the nightlife, there’s an extraordinary nightclub in the heart of the Buttles Chaumont that is bound to uplift your spirits. The Rosa Bonheur nightclub was named after the famous 19th-century French realist painter. Electro DJs animate the party in a welcoming and highly curated setting that will allow you to have fun all night long.
Le Cimetière des Chiens
While the last entry may seem a bit strange, Le Cimetière des Chiens is actually a unique and beautifully designed place that honors the memory of our special friends. Opened since 1899, the cemetery is devoted to all kinds of animals and is located in a small suburb in the northwest area of Paris. One of the most distinguished graves belongs to Barry, a valiant dog who fought in the World War I and saved around 40 people.