paris, france

paris, france

12 Weirdest Things Found in Paris

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Here are the 12 weirdest places to visit and the strangest things you will find when you travel to Paris, France like scary catacombs. Subscribe to Hectic Express http://goo.gl/PTUyyV # 8 Cemetery of the Dogs Cemetery of the Dogs is reportedly the oldest pet cemetery in Europe, opened first in 1899. The grave of famous dog actor Rin Tin Tin rests here as well as a racehorse and several other pets. Many of these cemeteries are decorated with custom dog statues and dog toy offerings. There are even stone dog houses instead of mausoleums. With a small fee paid to enter, you are free to wander the tombs and interact with the stray cats that are taken care of on the site. # 7 Famous Hair The Museum Carnavalet is considered one of the most important museums in Paris which tells the founding and history of Paris. The museum is composed of two 16th century mansions and decorated with the four seasons to emulate the passage of time. It includes art, painting, and sculptures to show but many people are more interested in the more quirky and obscure collection of items from throughout Parisian history. These included Napoleon’s toiletries, Marie Antoinette’s personal worldly goods and even a small amulet with a locket of hair from Maximilien Robespierre, a key figure of the French Revolution. # 6 Dead and stuffed rats If you’re sick of seeing the real life rats scurrying around Paris streets, then you might want to head over to Julien Aurouze and Co for a refreshing view of dead rats. Originally founded in 1872, the Julien Aurouze and Co specializes in pest control - specifically, rat killers. They have evidently been successful as they are still in business to this day. They advertise their rat-killing prowess by displaying stuffed rats hung by the neck right at their storefront. You might remember this shocking display having a cameo in a pivotal scene in the movie Ratatouille. # 5 Strange Paintings The Louvre is a world renowned museum of art you’ll find some of the most famous and celebrated images in the art world including the infamous Mona Lisa. Among them is a truly bizarre painting of Good King Henry IV’s mistress Gabrielle d’Estrées. It depicts her and her sister completely topless with her sister pinching her nipple. While her sister pinches her chest she holds the coronation ring of the Good King Henry and somehow this is all meant to depict maternity. # 4 Musée Dupuytren The Musée Dupuytren is one of the city’s weirdest hidden gems. It was a wax museum that collected anatomical wax figures that illustrated diseases and malformations of the body. It was originally established almost 200 years ago in 1835 and has since grown to have around 6,000 objects in their collections. Inside you can find wax castings, bones, body parts in jars as well as photographs and paintings. If you’re into realistic replicas of malformed bodies in jars, this is the place for you. Unfortunately, as of March 2016 it was closed indefinitely and being moved to a new location where it will be open by appointment only by September of 2016. # 3 Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures Up a gravel path and into a black entrance you can find a creepy garden, plastic bats, and vast collection of references to vampires across history. The owner Jacques Sirgent has spent a lifetime studying vampirism, esoterism, and folklore and collecting related items. In the museum, you can find the history of Paris wherein vampiric rituals were once practiced, superstitions of the undead, and where Christianity actively crusaded against “cannibal sorcery”. If supernatural history and weird occult things are up your alley, then this is the dark, dark place for you. # 2 Deyrolle Taxidermy At Deyrolle Taxidermy you can find a plethora of beautiful dead animals. It was founded by Emile Deyrolle in 1831 and has been its current 19th-century two-story building since 1881. Inside you can find exotic taxidermy and specimens in jars as well. Today you can fin...