Explore Paris like an insider ! Secret locations, experiences and untold stories only the locals know… Our staff are proud to reveal Mercure Local Stories.
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FROM FLOUR TO FINANCE
Paris' answer to Brooklyn is famous for its industrial past. In Pantin, the...
THE BUILDING THAT ISN’T THERE
You would think it an ordinary Parisian building. Five floors, four windows...Goosebumps
SPIRIT, ARE YOU THERE?
Avenue Frochot, in Paris' 9th arrondissement, is a private cul-de-sac. Its ...Goosebumps
THE GIANT OF MONTSOURIS PARK
Montsouris Park is a peaceful haven where Parisians meet for family walks, ...Goosebumps
THE WOMAN BEHIND JEAN NOUVEL
An homage to lovers of classical music, the Philharmonie de Paris building ...Art Enthusiasts
A DRINK WITH ROMY
Despite its vast size, Place Balard has only four addresses. At number one,...Art Enthusiasts
BREATHLESS IN PARIS
1960 saw the release of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless – one of the most infl...Art Enthusiasts
TERMINUS : OP ART
Like everyone else, you probably think Montparnasse has nothing to offer ex...Art Enthusiasts
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Have you ever heard of the Blue Diamond of the French Crown? It is the larg...Secret History
A BEACON IN THE SKY
Picture the square formed by Boulevard Barbès, Rue Christiani, Rue Sofia an...Secret History
A CABIN IN THE HEART OF PARIS
From a distance, it looks like an old wooden cabin. That would be because i...Secret History
IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
74 Rue Lauriston, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. On the wall are two ...Secret History
THROUGH A SECRET DOOR
When you walk down the narrow cobbled lane flanked by windowless stone wall...Secret History
LOOKING DOWN HIS NOSE
With the Rue d’Aboukir, Rue Alexandrie, Rue du Nil… the 2nd arrondissement ...Secret History
CHOCOLATE FIT FOR A KING
Located at 30 Rue Saint-Pères in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, Debauve e...Local Taste
BEWARE OF LIONS
Want to know more about the large tent-like building just off Boulevard du ...Back to nature
NATURE RECLAIMS ITS TURF
Just steps away from the Porte de Versailles, a little-visited spot reveals...Back to nature
A LITTLE VILLAGE IN BLOOM
Just a few steps away from Brochant metro station, in the 17th arrondisseme...Back to nature
You will never cross paths with anyone on this street. And with good reason...Myths & Legends
AN AMERICAN TRIBUTE TO A FRENCH HERO
There’s a surprising little cemetery hidden in the middle of the larger cem...Weird & Wonderful
Thirsty for something bubbly? Then head over to the 13th arrondissement of ...Weird & Wonderful
Not far from Parc Monceau amidst posh townhouses and Haussman-style buildin...Weird & Wonderful
During your stroll down boulevard Saint-Germain, make a detour at rue de Be...Weird & Wonderful
THE TWO LITTLE PIGS
In the Ist arrondissement of Paris, there are more places to find traces of...Weird & Wonderful
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