Things in Paris That Only the Locals Know of

  • August 22, 2017
  • All things Paris
  • Theatre in Paris contributor

Tired of the same old tourist traps when it comes to your Paris travel itinerary? Here at Theatre in Paris, our golden rule is to see the city of lights like a local and not like a tourist. Therefore, we're putting together blog series of the best things to see in Paris, France all with the stamp of approval our favourite local Parisian bloggers! These are truly the perfect alternatives to typical tourist attractions in Paris.

What the Paris guidebooks don't tell you...

theatre le ranelagh paris

You can see a hidden theatre, a spectacular show

Hidden Theatre in Paris venue Théâtre le Ranelagh, tucked away in the posh 16th arrondissement of Paris, was built on an old château, was the former hub of famed French intellectuals and artists (Voltaire! Rousseau! Rameau!) and just happens to be where our shows The Picture of Dorian Gray and Cyrano de Bergerac are playing with ENglish subtitles! Without a doubt, a truly original, magical thing to see in Paris!

See what's playing at this hidden theatre


louvre archives paris

You can explore archives beyond the Louvre

A hidden archive to visit in Paris...She’s not a fan of the Louvre (gasp!), but her justifications are legitimate, and her alternatives enticing: Messy Nessy Chic, local Paris-based bloggeuse extraordinaire, suggests skipping the Parisian musées, and looking at this very cool, hidden archive instead! What a unique thing to see in the city of lights!


rue montorgueil paris

You can eat while you shop and stroll

Where Parisians go to party...Young Parisians often flock to Châtelet for a night out. Heather, local Paris expert of the blog Secrets of Paris recommends, as do we, the quaint and charming rue Montorgeuil and the hidden Parisian boutiques! It has to be one of our favourite streets to wander in the City of Lights , full of trendy Parisian shops and cafés, and where the French can be found leisurely strolling and shopping, away from all the cars. Definitely one of the most charming things to see in Paris in our opinion! Read Article Here.