Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where in Paris this picture was taken?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW PARIS? THE CITY IS FULL OF SURPRISING PLACES!

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 our 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: In the Middle Ages this part of Paris was covered with grape vines but these days, this is the only remaining vineyard in the city. It was planted in 1933 as a tribute to the past. Every year the grapes are harvested on the second Saturday of October. The wine is auctioned and fetches mind blowing sums which are donated to charity. (I included the corner of a very famous building in the picture as an additional hint… but you might not recognize it from this angle. Study the building with green shutters and the pink wall just to the left of it. Ring any bells?)

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Check back for the correct answer, I’ll post it here in about a week.

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Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where I took this picture?!?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW PARIS? THE CITY IS FULL OF SURPRISING PLACES!

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 chalk cavern aging cellar isn’t in Paris but it is only a 37 minute TGV train ride from the city. I decided it was fair to include it in my Best Kept Secrets of Paris guessing game because these are the vineyards that used to furnish the Parisian aristocracy… and these wines have become synonymous with celebration since they were drunk at the royal coronations which took place in the cathedral in this city. (If you’ve guessed the region and the city and are up for a really challenge… study the color of the lighting and the paint on the floor because it offers an additional hint to which specific “house” is pictured here).

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Check back for the correct answer, I’ll post it here in about a week.

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where I took this picture?!?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW PARIS? THE CITY IS FULL OF SURPRISING PLACES!

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 tree top zipline course is located in a special park that is in one of the two “lungs of Paris”. On the east and west side, the city is flanked by huge public parks (far larger than Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York). The parks were at one time royal hunting forests and Napoleon III turned them over to the people. These large green spaces are considered to play an important roll in refreshing the air in Paris as city’s tend to produce high amounts of carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses like sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide which the trees and other plants convert into oxygen. The fun course pictured here is in an area of one of the woods that charges admission during special events (like open air music concerts). Can you guess where it is?

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Check back for the correct answer, I’ll post it here in about a week.

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where I took this picture?!?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW PARIS? THE CITY IS FULL OF SURPRISING PLACES!

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: Don’t be fooled, this is in Paris not Kyoto!!! Where can you be transported to Japan without leaving the Paris? Think harder than the Guimet Asian Art Museum. This is further to the West in the city.

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Garden of Albert Kahn

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where I took this picture?!?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW PARIS? THE CITY IS FULL OF SURPRISING PLACES!

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 isn’t ice cream… it is gelato and it is packed with intense flavors: nuts, tropical fruits, chocolates, coffee..! And it comes from an French chain  started by two Italian friends that you can now find all over Paris (and the world… here is a link to their website so you can find the one closest to you). I go out of my way to make at least one annual trip to the boutique with my boys and we all argue about who loves it the gelato most. The fun thing about the rose petals is that the gelato merchant will let you select an almost infinite number of strongly perfumed flavors to sample. Trust me, if you like icy treats… you have not lived until you’ve had one of these cones!

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

 

ANSWER: AMORINO

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where in Paris this picture was taken?

How well do you know Paris? The city is full of surprising places!

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 our 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. So, I’ll share a picture on the first and third Sunday of each month from August 2016 through April 2017 and reveal the location a week later.

Please post your guesses! It will be fun for everyone to see all the ideas the images foster.🙂

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Answer…

 

 

 

 

Le Musée de la Vie romantique

 

 

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where in Paris this picture was taken?

How well do you know Paris? The city is full of surprising places!

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 our 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. So, I’ll share a picture on the first and third Sunday of each month from August 2016 through April 2017 and reveal the location a week later.

Please post your guesses! It will be fun for everyone to see all the ideas the images foster.🙂

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Answer…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Musée des Arts et Métiers, the industrial design museum in Paris

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where I took this picture?

How well do you know Paris? The city is full of surprising places!

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. So, I’ll share a picture on the first and third Sunday of each month from August 2016 through April 2017 and reveal the location a week later.

Please post your guesses! It will be fun for everyone to see all the ideas the images foster. 🙂

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Answer…

 

 

 

 

 

l’Eglise Saint-Serge  in the 19th arrondissement

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where I took this picture?

How well do you know Paris? The city is full of surprising places!

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. So, I’ll share a picture on the first and third Sunday of each month from August 2016 through April 2017 and reveal the location a week later.

Please post your guesses! It will be fun for everyone to see all the ideas the images foster. 🙂

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

Answer…

 

 

 

 

Le Petit Palais

Guessing Game: Best Kept Secrets of Paris

Can you guess where I took this picture?

How well do you know Paris? The city is full of surprising places!

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. So, I’ll share a picture on the first and third Sunday of each month from August 2016 through April 2017 and reveal the location a week later.

Please post your guesses! It will be fun for everyone to see all the ideas the images foster. 🙂

-Lisa (Sojourner Tours owner)

ANSWER…

 

 

 

Montparnasse Tower