Six Secret Spots in Paris

France, Paris Guide (B): Six Secret Spots in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular international city destinations, famed for its food, culture and architecture. There is no shortage of tourist “hot spots” in the City of Light, and visitors are often drawn into the regular circuit of sightseeing at landmarks and museums. However, there are many unique places in Paris that often go ‘under the radar’ of those seeking to explore the city. These places can provide an authentic and romantic Paris experience, with an added dose of enchantment.

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of Paris’ most popular parks. Its throngs of visitors often overlook one of its most eccentric offerings. The park harbors a botanical secret: an enormous cluster of beehives. The working beehives are frequented by honey enthusiasts and beekeepers from all over the world. The park hosts special beekeeping classes for laymen and families to introduce them to the art of raising the buzzing beauties. The bees are always busy making Parisian honey and are featured prominently in the park’s autumn festival called the “Fete du Miel” or Festival of Honey. Honey from the park’s bees is sought after by the top pastry chefs of Paris and is sold by the jar for tourists to take home as a sweet souvenir. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Six Secret Spots in Paris
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Jardin du Luxembourg   Marche St Quentin   La Perlerie   the Musee du Carnavalet  
Author: Natasha Von Geldern
Read it on author's website: http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2013/08/six-secret-spots-paris/

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