10 secret monuments around the world

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10 secret monuments around the world

All over the world, little architectural gems are hidden, which travellers idly pass by. Once your curiosity has been aroused, you will not be able to resist exploring them.

10 secret monuments around the world

Paris (France)
Open your eyes. As you stroll along the rue de Rivoli, you will spot an enormous Gothic tower, all that remains of Saint-Jacques church. Enthralled, climb up its steps for a breathtaking view of the capital.

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10 secret monuments around the world

Florence (Italy)
Book your guided tour before entering the Vasari corridor. From the Palazzo Vecchio, this secret passage which overlooks the Ponte Vecchio will show you the city in a different light. Between paintings by great masters and views of the River Arno, you will not know where to look first.

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10 secret monuments around the world

London (United Kingdom)
Explore this monument, a stone column erected to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666, nestled between two city skyscrapers. You enter through a door embedded in the column's pedestal. A unique urban panorama awaits you at the top.

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10 secret monuments around the world

New York (United States)
In Williamsburg, the old Domino factory is now a vast park on the banks of the East River. A relatively undiscovered urban complex which will transport you into a vintage industrial world, surrounded by lush planting.

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10 secret monuments around the world

Barcelona (Spain)
The architect Gaudi strikes again. About twenty kilometres from the historic centre, set foot in the extravagant unfinished crypt of Colònia Güell. Little known to travellers, this location away from the hustle and bustle will transport you into the artist's surrealist world.

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10 secret monuments around the world

Tokyo (Japan)
In the business district, you will pass by the immense Caretta Shiodome tower. Stop for a moment to travel up to the 46th floor where an impressive observation platform overlooking the city awaits you.

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10 secret monuments around the world

Berlin (Germany)
After booking your guided tour, you go in a clearing in the Spreepark, where you find yourself facing a ferris wheel, overgrown with vegetation. Further off, a dinosaur statue hides in the ruins of this abandoned amusement park. An unforgettable and melancholy discovery.

10 secret monuments around the world

São Paulo (Brazil)
Are you familiar with the cathedral crypt? Hurrying visitors pass by this place without stopping. However, inside, an immense gothic chamber will amaze you with its precious marble and gigantic sculptures.

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10 secret monuments around the world

Paris (France)
Head for the Bastille metro station. In the vast square, enter the tall bronze column which celebrates the 1830 revolution and admire the view of the Seine and the Arsenal basin. In the crypt, opened in 2018, you can learn more about the history of the City of Light.

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10 secret monuments around the world

Bangkok (Thailand)
Discover Wat Yannawa, an unusual boat-temple standing amidst the skyscrapers and unknown to the majority of tourists. Inside is hidden a library of old books and innumerable Buddhist relics.