A walk in the artiest parts of Paris
Have you done the usual stroll in the Jardin des Tuileries and wandered along the Champs-Élysées? Are you now ready for a walk off the beaten track? The Chess Hotel shares with you its secrets for exploring the very arty places that Paris has in abundance ...
The hills of Paris
The hill of Montmartre and the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont are two distinctly arty places that are very popular with Parisians. The first is, of course, famous for the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and its steps, but also for its popular Rue des Abbesses and its Place du Tertre where you can enjoy a bowl of cider while watching the street artists at work. However, the most beautiful view of Montmartre is probably the one seen from the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. This former quarry received a complete makeover in the mid-19th century and became a public park filled with waterfalls and grottos, ponds, charming follies and even a Roman-style temple. The stepped lawns are particularly inviting for an aperitif with friends and offer a wonderful vantage point from which to admire the superb view.
Other facets of Paris
The eastern arrondissements of Paris boast a wealth of interesting places full of personality, but visitors only tend to discover them by chance or if guided there! The Rue Dénoyez in Belleville, for example, has since the 2000s become an open-air studio for graffiti artists whose often inspired works adorn the walls. A few hundred metres away, the Rue Oberkampf offers a vibrant and good-natured aspect that hides some intriguing secrets. The old artisan communities of Durmar and Figuier are situated there. Enter these small streets to discover another world that is evocative of the past and very... arty!
Paris has a thousand fascinating facets for those who take the time to find them. Follow our directions and set off from your Chess Hotel on a voyage of discovery.
The Chess Hotel, a 4-star arty boutique hotel étoiles at the heart of Quartier Opéra