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Musée de Cluny – Paris, France - Atlas Obscura. The Musée de Cluny, also known as the Musée national du Moyen Âge, is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Paris, a former townhouse whose construction started in 1334.

Musée de Cluny – Paris, France - Atlas Obscura

Yet beneath it is something even older: the ruins of Gallo-Roman thermal baths believed to have been used by 3rd-century boatmen. Île de loisirs de Cergy-Pontoise. Cet été, cap sur les îles de la Seine. Chercher l’inspiration sur l’île des impressionnistes (Chatou, 78) Cette île doit bien sûr son nom aux nombreux barbouilleurs en canotiers qui, au 19e siècle, venaient profiter de la beauté des paysages mais aussi de la fraîcheur du vin des guinguettes et de la douceur des blanchisseuses que l’on y rencontrait le dimanche, au bal… La Maison Fournaise, où Renoir réalisa sa célèbre toile « Le déjeuner des canotiers », témoigne de ce glorieux passé en évoquant également Maupassant, Monet ou Caillebotte qui, tout comme Auguste, la fréquentaient.

Cet été, cap sur les îles de la Seine

L’endroit, en plus d’être un musée, continue d’être un restaurant dans lequel, à en croire les avis de La Fourchette, on mange plutôt bien. L’île abrite aussi un charmant parc des impressionnistes, qui offre une délicieuse vue sur la Seine, ainsi qu’un Centre de recherche en art contemporain, le Centre national édition art image (Cneai). Infos pratiques : L’Île des impressionnistes, Hameau Fournaise, Chatou (78). S’échapper dans une île de loisirs. Cemetery of the Dogs – Asnières-sur-Seine, France. Opened in 1899, the Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques is the oldest pet cemetery in Europe, and perhaps the world, depending on your definition of a "pet cemetery.

Cemetery of the Dogs – Asnières-sur-Seine, France

" The grave of Rin Tin Tin is here, along with a race horse and a menagerie of other pets. Just past the entrance is a monument to Barry the Saint Bernard, a famed rescue dog. Obviously, some graves are more famous than others, but it's safe to say that each belongs to an animal who had a very loving family. Découvertes insolites en Ile-de-France - Jardin Zen de Rueil-Malmaison. Ruins of Le Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale – Nogent-sur-Marne. Sitting in a corner of the Bois de Vincennes, the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale (or "The Garden of Tropical Agriculture") is a true curiosity.

Ruins of Le Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale – Nogent-sur-Marne

Open to the public today as gardens and managed by the city of Paris, it is based around the ruins of a colonial exhibition from 1907. The site was originally created in 1899 as a "jardin d'essai colonial," with the goal of coordinating agricultural experiments that would lead to the introduction or reintroduction of exotic plants across the French colonies. The Désert de Retz – Chambourcy. The Désert de Retz is an unusual French estate.

The Désert de Retz – Chambourcy

Constructed by the French aristocrat François Racine de Monville, the estate covers more than ninety acres and includes a variety of buildings, each built in a different and exotic style. The estate is also home to acres of sculpted gardens that were carefully designed by Monville. Monville was a French aristocrat born into the court of Louis XV. He was a musician, architect and landscape designer. At one point he was named Grandmaster of the Waters and Forests of Normandy, although he sold this title several years later. Découvertes insolites en Ile-de-France - Pagode Tinh Tam, Sèvres. Château de Rambouillet, Laiterie de la Reine et Chaumière aux Coquillages.

Museum Carnavalet (Musée Carnavalet) – 75004. Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures – 93. Gravel paths in the middle of Les Lilas, a black and scarlet entrance which opens up to a door leading into a creepy garden mimicking a cemetery.

Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures – 93

Plastic bats , genuine human remains attached to trees like a dark omen for visitors, be warned, you have just entered in the Museum of Vampires. This unique story started many years ago. Pause enchantée dans le 20ème. Mis à jour le 30/03/2015 Même à deux pas du périphérique et des tours modernes, il y a toujours un petit carré d’oxygène intact et un jardin en attente de printemps.

Pause enchantée dans le 20ème

Pour prendre un bol d’air pur sans sortir de Paris et renouer, le temps d’une balade, avec le charme provincial d’un village, rendez-vous dans le 20e arrondissement. DES Maisons couvertes de vigne Départ > Porte de Bagnolet (plan) Sortez du côté du boulevard Mortier et grimpez les escaliers à droite de la rue Géo-Chavez. Petite Ceinture 75015. The Petite Ceinture railway circling through the city of Paris served urban travelers from 1862 to 1934 before being abandoned.

Petite Ceinture 75015

Balade dans le 18 eme. La Promenade Plantée – 75012. There's something extra enchanting about industrial spaces being recovered by nature's always reaching tendrils, and the Promenade Plantée in Paris owns this enchantment fully.

La Promenade Plantée – 75012

Also called the Coulée verte (green course) the Promenade Plantée starts at the Opéra Bastille, and goes on for over two miles following what was once part of the old Vincennes railway line. Starting in 1859, the railway linked the Bastille station to Verneuil-l'Étang, but became defunct by 1969. In the 1980s, the forgotten area got a makeover, the train station came down and the opera went up, but what to do with the railway itself? Landscape architect Jacques Vergely and architect Philippe Mathieux turned it into a lovely parkway that was opened in 1993 that established and flourished as the storefronts and neighborhood around it did the same. Musée de la Prefecture de Police –75005. The Room of Endangered and Extinct Species 75005. Holding 257 rare specimens, La Salle des Espèces Menacées et des Espèces Disparues (The Room of Endangered and Extinct Species) is a glimpse into natural worlds that human progress has pushed to endangerment or extinction.

The Room of Endangered and Extinct Species 75005

The wood-lined room is one of the original galleries of the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution. It is kept cold and dark, with most light coming from the glass and wood display cases. The specimens, in various states of completion from whole taxidermy examples to single pressed branches, represent animals and plants that have been completely extinguished, and others that are fading from existence.

There are disappearing animals like the Aye-aye, a large nocturnal lemur from Madagascar; the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger; and a preserved Coelacanth, the ancient fish long believed to be extinct that resurfaced in Indonesia in 2008. Carousel of Extinct and Endangered Animals 75005. Catacombes de Paris – Paris, France - Atlas Obscura.