Over the years I’ve become quite intimate with the back streets, local hang-outs and unexpected corners of the city… the better I get to know Paris, the more I love it. I share my favorite spots with my guests on SOJOURNER TOURS Best Kept Secrets and Off-the-Beaten-Path sojourns… and, I thought it would be fun for some of you to test your knowledge and get to know the city better.
Please post your guesses! I love seeing your ideas.
HINT: This is another of Paris’ most famous sites… but if you haven’t taken climbed up the dome, then you may not recognize it. Despite it’s sordid history I fell in love with this mosque-like church on my first visit to Paris… and I still love going back early in the morning (before the throngs of tourists arrive) to enjoy the views over the city. Climbing up the 300 stairs in the spiral staircase to the roof gets me winded but it makes it sooooo rewarding when I finally reach the top. I only go right when they open so I can have the place more-or-less to myself… because I love taking my time, peeking down on the gargoyles and just sitting up in the dome for a bit to soak up the moment.
-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)