One of the most magical things about Paris is what you'll encounter during your time there. Gorgeous streets, interesting people, fluffy cats perched on cafe tables, and perfectly behaved dogs walking the streets without leashes- you literally see it all in Paris. <Yes, I totally saw a fluffy cat casually sitting at a table in a cafe this trip, lol, it was my favorite thing I've ever seen in Paris>. What you don't always see is the intricate, characteristic courtyards that adorn many of the apartment buildings behind traditional French doors. Behind these doors is a whole other side of Paris- one that is local to its residents.