The French capital not only offers a wealth of top-notch sites, but also many hidden gems. French photographer Serge Ramelli devotes his time to explore these gorgeous locations off the beaten track.
If you're tired of the Eiffel Tower and other tourist traps, why not try one of Ramelli's favourite spots?
Ramelli says, "Most foreign tourists don't know anything about this place and only a few French tourists come here." Making it perfect to escape into Parisian life as you watch ships pass through the town.
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Built in 1799 the shopping arcade predominantly attracts locals - allowing you to immerse yourself into the culture of quaint cafe's wedged in even more quaint shopping centres.
The museum has been housed in the deserted priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs. It is home to some of the collections from the city's Arts et Métiers museum. Among the other treasures, you can also see the original pendulum built by French physicist, Léon Foucault, which demonstrates the earth's rotation.
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One of Ramelli's favourite things to do is seek out different perspectives of some of Paris's most iconic sights. At Avenue de Camoëns you get a different and beautiful perspective of the Eiffel Tower, without the horde of people in your shot.
The French capital also holds a range of tranquil spots, like the Jardin de Plantes - which is quite favoured by locals. It is a garden in the heart of Paris that allow you to unwind and relax in the peace and quiet with the sounds of nature and chirping birds.
Merci - Les Marais district of Paris
For those looking for a niche shopping experience, let me say you welcome for the mention of Merci. This eclectic concept store sells everything from fashion to home furniture and accessories.
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Huré Bakery - Les Marais district of Paris
Not far off from Merci lies this culinary nook. You can be sure to enjoy delicious cake and tarts.
A quiet square right behind the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica - Paris
You're lucky if you find the company of about three pigeons in this secluded square. But, you can enjoy the incredible view of the converging lines that lead up the Basilica. So get creative with your new perspective shots of the iconic sight.
The Sacré-Cœur Basilica. (Photo: Serge Ramelli)
But do not fret if you find yourself feeling like Icarus to the sun of tourist attractions - they are dubbed that for a reason - and the reason is the view is spectacular.