The Left Bank
In 1993, 675 plaques were installed all over Paris which tell stories about a time, a place or a person of huge importance to the history of this remarkable city.
These stories have been hidden from non-French speaking visitors.
Paris By Plaque is a series of history guides which offer plaque translations, historical context, and mapped walks so that you can visit each site. We point out hidden oddities and points of interest along all the routes, that might otherwise be missed.
The plaques will punctuate your Parisian walks and reveal the story of the real Paris, the gritty one - the Revolution, the Terror, the Commune, the wayward artists and the riotous dance halls. Undiscovered Paris is all around you, if you know where to look.
Step back in time with us, and meet the Parisians of the past.
"We had a great time exploring Montmartre with Paris by Plaque. It showed us a side to the village we never knew was there."
"I loved reading about all the artists! Amazing too to read about the Commune and Siege. The walks were just the right length and I saw so much I would have missed otherwise. Thank you!"
Hidden History Walks
Here are just a few of the sites you will visit on the Montmartre and Left Bank walks