October 10th, 2014

10 mysterious and unknown places in Paris

It has long been craving a new, unknown, unknown pulling people away from home in search of new sensations. With this consciousness of people gradually began to expand, and this in turn led to the discovery of new countries to conquer more and more land, but much later – to space exploration. Over the years, the number of people wanting to see how people live in other parts of our great Mother Earth increased. So a new kind of human activity – tourism.

Currently tourism – a well-organized industry, which brings considerable income not only to individuals but also to the state as a whole. Wherever you come, there will always be people who are willing to introduce you to local attractions peculiar flavor (of course, for a small fee from your side). Every city has a well-known attractions, reminiscent of the past, about some important events or outstanding personalities and unusual places have forgotten guides and not always even know the old-timers.
Many secrets and mysteries, lots of fun, and at the same time, unknown places stores in Paris. Dwell on only ten of them. One of the most obscure places – a ladder Vidocq. It was named in honor of the famous detective XIX century Francois Vidocq, who once rented an apartment near the gallery Vivienne. Locals appreciate its beauty appreciated, called this gallery – Queen Parisian galleries. It was built in 1823, sustained in the neoclassical style, decorated with reliefs and paintings on the walls. It is here and there is a staircase with iron railing Vidocq.
The second object that deserves special attention – it's the house of Nicolas Flamel. It was built by a writer, scientist, alchemist Nicolas Flamel. It is interesting in that it is one of the oldest houses. Date referred to his appearance in 1407. For a long time in all the guidebooks wrote that the oldest house in Paris is located at rue Voltra, 3. Tourists buy stamps with his picture and did not even know that this skillful pastiche later in 1644.

In third place are the stones of the Bastille, which, of course, have their own history. City Hall, after the first revolutionary days, has decided to demolish the prison. But the job was not easy, since the fortress was built to fame. As a result, it had to break up several hundred workers for three days. After the job was done, most of the stones to build the bridge went Concorde. Some have also been used for cutting layouts prison. Someone cut them Palu, and it should be noted that a good idea to make money. Much later, the local authorities decided to place the prison on the pavement lay its contour, and the base of one of the towers carefully, stone by stone, to move to the square Henry-Gally. It is there and you can get acquainted with the remnants of attraction which had played an important role in the country's history.

"Medieval" house – for fourth place. Old wall, floor, inlaid with large, carefully matched to each other stones, typical tower and porch. This is one of those rare medieval buildings that can still be found in the world. And it will certainly attract the attention of fans of antiquity. But once the (very long), it was an unremarkable little house. His "glory" started from the moment in 1958 Fernand Puillon undertook its restoration. As conceived by the great architect, the house was supposed to represent a replica of a medieval building. And to pay tribute – he succeeded.

Fifth place belongs to the miraculous medallions. Their story began November 27, 1830. That same day, a certain nun Catherine while serving dreamed Virgin Mary standing on a globe. And suddenly a voice advised to make a locket with a picture that will give hope to those who are in distress and hardship. A few days after this event, disaster struck: a terrible epidemic of cholera broke out. And then the sisters have made the first 2,000 medallions. Since days and still in a small chapel in the heart of people come from all over the world in order to bring home a wonderful souvenir. Well, as regards the number of medallions made, it is now estimated billions already.

Another unusual house in the form of a Chinese pagoda in sixth place. He appeared in the city center in the early 20-ies of the last century, thanks to the antiquarian Loo. Young Chinese Loo came at the end of the XIX century to the French capital to get an education and a few years later organized trade oriental curiosities. And in order to make the dream become a reality, he decided to open in Paris Asian art galleries and shops of antiquities from Burma, Tibet, Thailand. A work of art can be called interior of the house, made of the most expensive materials in a single luxurious oriental style. Shop-workshop-museum is open today, because after the owner's death it passed to his company. You can even make it to order furniture.

Most amazing Parisian toilets are on the left side of the Madeleine Church near the flower market in the basement and in seventh place. Their arrangement began in 1905. Throughout the decoration: doors decorated with exquisite floral stained glass in Art Nouveau style, porcelain toilets and wash basin for each separate bathrooms – stylish luxury feel of the modern era.

Dermatologic Museum confidently ranked eighth. Starting a collection of this unique museum was laid in the middle of the XIX century. Visiting it, you can get acquainted with several thousand exhibits (dummy images of skin diseases), among which you can find any of the diseases known to mankind. Especially a lot of exhibits devoted to manifestations of syphilis.

The next unique object – the narrowest house in Paris – ranked ninth. Its width is 1 meter 20 cm, height of about 5 meters. It is situated in the narrow gap between the two five-story residential buildings. On the ground floor there is a door on the second – only one window, and, indeed, it is easy to guess, one room. The tiny house was built to block the narrow passage between two streets.

Of asphalt on the road near the house of 16, which is located on Rue de la Croix-Faubin, you can see the strange stone "patch" – it rocks guillotine. They take pride in tenth place. In 1836 this place was built a prison in which, basically, keep criminals in custody and those who are soon to be executed. Moreover, the sentences were operated here, that is, in the prison yard. In 1899, the prison was destroyed and executions ceased.