Cool Stuff in Paris. By Manning Leonard Krull.

All Cool and Weird Stuff articles

Welcome to my collection of oddities, spooky stuff, weird historical tidbits, and other obscure Parisian attractions. Check out the Cool Stuff in Paris blog/Twitter/Facebook for updates about new articles as they're posted.

Weird and Cool Museums and Exhibits

Les Catacombes de Paris More skulls than you can shake a femur at.

Museum of the History of Medicine Creepy old medical instruments and more!

Avion III Steampunk bat plane in the Musée des Arts et Métiers.

Musée de la chasse et de la Nature The Museum of Hunting and Nature.

Le Musée des Arts Forains The Museum of Carnival Arts.

Musée de la Magie The Magic Museum.

Musée des Automates The Automata Museum.

La Grande Galerie de l'Évolution Tons of great taxidermy and skeletons.

Le Musée des Égouts de Paris The Paris Sewer Museum.

Musée des vampires Vampire museum on the edge of Paris.

Musée Grevin Creepy wax museum and more.

Musée de l'Armée The Army Museum at Les Invalides.

Weird and Cool (and Free!) Sights around Paris

Julien Aurouze & Co. Pest control shop with a window full of dead rats.

Deyrolle Legendary Parisian taxidermy shop.

Le Cimetière des Chiens Cemetery for dogs and other pets.

Le Défenseur du Temps The Defender of Time; a clockwork automaton.

Cannonball stuck in the Hôtel de Sens Goodbye, security deposit.

The Statue of Liberty in Paris Lady Liberty hangs out all over Paris.

Oscar Wilde's death at L'Hôtel Known for its hideous wallpaper.

Métro Arts et Métiers Subway station with steampunk decor.

Le Passe-Muraille The Passer-Through-Walls; a neat sculpture in Montmartre.

An unfinished statue of the Virgin Mary Buried for eight centuries.

Les Enfants du Monde Neat statues representing different countries.

Fake doorway on Rue Chapon It's, like, art or something?

Fake window scene paintings Hidden in plain sight.

Weird and Cool Paris History

Le Café de L'Enfer A Hell-themed café in Pigalle.

Les Arènes de Lutece The site of an ancient Roman arena in Paris!

L'Hôtel de Ville A great place for an execution!

The assassination of Henri IV Stand in the spot where royal blood spilled.

The Wolves of Paris Bloodthirty wolf pack that terrorized Paris in 1450.

Saint Denis The decapitated guy you'll bump into all over Paris.

Le Conciergerie Former prison where Marie Antoinette awaited the guillotine.

St-Pierre-de-Montmartre Church containing 7th century Roman columns.

Medieval houses on Rue François-Miron Possibly from the 14th century!

Place de la Concorde Site of the guillotine after the Revolution.

Weird and Cool Restaurants, Cafés, and Bars

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La Gare Fine dining in an old train station.

Dans Le Noir Intimate dining in complete darkness.

Café des Deux Moulins The café from the movie Amélie.

La Fée Verte Quaint, old-fashioned absinthe bar and café.

Miscellaneous Weird and Cool Stuff

More soon!