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There are countless places you could go but the paradox is that looking for the “authentic” side of the city is a very touristy thing to do in itself. A few ideas nonetheless: Do a visit with a Paris Greeter or a balade urbaine in Seine-Saint-Denis. Take the RER to the cité des 4000 in La Courneuve (a prominent example of grand ensemble or chemin de grue ...


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Paris is a city not only of famous monuments and great art. It has a modern business centre, areas with a village atmosphere and dangerous slums. So the “authentic” Paris is far more than just a living museum. To get a flavour of the variety and perhaps a better overall impression of the city I suggest: La Défense, Troisieme arrondissement, ...


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If you want to experience a bit of the "real Paris". Wake up at 6 on Saturday and go to the many "Brocantes" around paris. Start with a coffee and a croissant in the nearby cafe and enjoy. The nicest things are sold in the early hours, which attracts the most colourful parisian to those markets in the early hours. You can find a listing at "evous". Search ...



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