Your secret place in Paris is...
La Petite Ceinture is an old double-track railway line that ran through Paris inside the boulevards des Maréchaux. Its rails are today invaded by a wild ﬂore with an unusual biodiversity, which has more than two hundred plant species and more than seventy animal species.
In 2007, a first section was opened to walkers, in the 16th arrondissement, between the Porte d'Auteuil and the Gare de la Muette. Since then, new sections have been regularly opened to the public. Often unknown to Parisians themselves, this greenway, trace of a rural capital, must be taken without delay! Some of the former Petite Ceinture stations have been converted into bars, restaurants and cultural venues (the Poinçon in the 14th arrondissement, the Brasserie Auteuil in the 16th arrondissement, the Hasard Ludique in the 18th arrondissement, etc.).
Also do not miss this Rooftop...
Atop the ultra-modern Generator Paris youth hostel, located just steps from the Canal Saint-Martin and Buttes-Chaumont Park, is the attractive and modern Khayma Rooftop.
Outfitted with comfortable lounge furniture, a canopy, and a stylish bar, the ninth-floor wooden deck terrace also boasts fabulous panoramic views of Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre.
Open to everyone, hostel guests or not, Khayma Rooftop serves creative and crafted cocktails, wine and beer, all available at very decent prices. There is also a selection of organic and vegetarian bites with Middle Eastern influences.
With a youthful and modern atmosphere, Khayma Rooftop often hosts events such as DJ sessions and small concerts. The rooftop is also available for private functions and can accommodate up to 110 people.
When the rooftop isn't available, you can always visit Cafe Fabien and the Club in the lower level and basement of Generator Paris.