A Gal in Paris: Rue Crémieux & La Coulée Verte

If you're looking for hidden gems in the city of love, you have come to the right place. Since moving to Paris, I have made it a high priority to explore the ins and outs of this city that deviate from the touristy norm. Paris is full of spectacular monuments that cultivate the heart and soul of the Parisian experience. And in the midst of these populated places are the nooks and crannies that mold these cobblestone streets into a city full of life and beauty. 

Rue Crémieux

Known as the colored street of Paris, this small road is full of architecture drastically different from the typical Parisian structures. Hidden around the corner from Gare de Lyon, you will find the row of houses, with little stoops and bright doors, a neighborhood that looks as if it has sprouted right out of London's Notting Hill. 

La Coulée Verte & Bois de Vincennes

Once an old train line, Coulée Verte is a 5 km walking trail over the city. Starting at Bastille and ending at Bois de Vincennes, the walking path offers a new perspective. With elevated gardens overlooking the streets and apartments, it is a perfect place for a leisurely stroll or morning run. The path leads over the city and down under rustic tunnels to the Bois de Vincennes park. Within the city are plenty of gardens (jardin), but a little outside the center lies one of the few spacious parks where locals come to picnic with their families or walk their dogs. It is a huge area with boats to rent for a ride on the lake, a prayer temple and even a zoo. 

Stay tuned for more of my recommendations and sights to see in Paris!