5 star rating: Highly Recommended 188 Reviews

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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)
Scout out Paris’ cultural gems and tantalizing treats on a walking tour of the city. Led by a friendly local guide, the 3-hour tour introduces you to the secret places that tourist maps miss, like an arcade that offers views into the Louvre Museum. Discover some of the capital's best macaroons, and visit one of the locals’ favorite markets to sample artisan cheeses.

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Paris walking tour of Paris’ hidden gems with a local guide
  • Sample quality macaroons at a prestigious pastry shop
  • Discover an arcade where you can see inside the Louvre Museum
  • Visit a lively market to sample cheese and meet the traders
  • Walk through Le Marais and finish the tour in front of the contemporary Pompidou centre
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a walking tour with a difference, aimed to make you feel like a local and introduce you to Paris' hidden gems! Learn about art, food and architecture while discovering the city's secret sites.

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What You Can Expect

Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

Secret Paris: Enjoy a cheese tasting session at a Parisian market

Meet your guide by Place de la Concorde in central Paris, and then set off on your 3-hour walking tour, exploring the grand boulevards around the 8th arrondissement. Luxury and elegance abound in the area, and as you walk your guide will point out examples of beautiful Belle Époque architecture.

Stop at a renowned food shop to sample one of the capital’s finest macaroons – mini-meringues sandwiched together with cream. The brightly colored, melt-in-the-mouth treats are ubiquitous around France, and the Parisian shops that sell them hold a prestigious reputation around the world.

Continue walking to the Louvre Museum, an iconic building home to some of the world’s most celebrated art. Amble through an arcade that offers a glimpse into the famous gallery, and then relax in the surrounding gardens as your guide regales you with tales about Paris’ art and culture.

Head to a lively Parisian market to indulge in one of the country’s popular gastronomic pleasures: cheese! Meet some of the friendly traders and sample their wares, trying crumbling chunks of pungent Roquefort or slivers of Brie. If you want to buy some cheese, spend some time browsing the stores at leisure.

Finally, take a stroll to Le Marais, a historical neighborhood full of trendy cafes and vintage boutiques – all exuding bohemian charm. Wander through tucked away Arcades, hidden streets that even locals don't know about and narrow streets a vivid testimony of Paris' rich medieval history. Finish the tour in the forecourt of Paris’ contemporary art gallery: the Pompidou centre, an incredible example of modern architecture in the heart of medieval Paris. A fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris’ best kept secrets!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Timothy was outstanding. Very personable with excellent knowledge. Thank you
James and Barbie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I really enjoyed this tour. It was great to get away from the tourist hotspots and get a feel for Paris from a locals perspective. Most of these places I would not have found by myself and came as great little surprises. Our tour guide Alix was lovely and was great at guiding us through the narrow streets of Paris and indeed showing us many hidden gems. Enjoying delicious cheeses and wine at a typically French bistro on the sidewalk on a sunny Paris day was one of the highlights of my trip to Paris. Definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What a great experience this tour takes you from high end neighborhoods to older, historic neighborhoods with fun and flair. Our guide, Alex, I think was terrific. At the end, we stopped at a neighborhood bar for wine and cheese as well. Enjoy the adventure!

Susy C
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was our second tour with our charming guide Arthur. We loved his knowledge, we did not rush, we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We recommend this tour, going to places you cannot go if on a big coach. Thanks Arthur for the insight into Paris...you are the best.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Today's tour was a small group 4 hour walking tour of the secret sites of Paris. Our guide Alix made the morning both informative and enjoyable. We saw some of the parts of Paris tourists don't usually see or walk straight past. There was a macaroon tasting best ever!, and a break for coffe/wine and a cheese tasting. The pace was comfortable and there were many photo opportunities. A highlight was a visit to the Church of Eustache

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent!
Our guide, Arthur, was very informative, personable and our group had a great time discovering places and sights we would never have found by ourselves or even with another walking tour I am sure.
Arthur bought baguettes to have at our cheese shop stop and we enjoyed a fun lunch en route.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was enjoyable to have Alix as our tour guide! She showed us some interesting places in Paris that we would not have found ourselves. We enjoyed a macaron of our choice at a chocolate shop, and an awesome cheese platter at another shop. She even volunteered to take a picture of our family to provide a memory of our trip! She was accomodating to our group and even stopped at a cafe for a toilet break which helped!
This tour was fun and worth doing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Arthur was an awesome guide. This was an interesting off the beaten track tour. Very very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour was guided by Arthur and he was outstanding. He took us through some very interesting parts of Paris that we had not been exposed to. He was very knowledgable and engaging with the group. It was a fun way to spend a morning in Paris. I would do this tour again. Only complaint is there are a lot of areas under construction in the summer....which you have to navigate through, otherwise worthwhile if you want to see more of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were extremely happy with the Tour , our guide , Arthur , was an absolute gem , engaging , polite and drew our group of 7 together , he is , I think , a true asset to this business , I'm sure he could have an excellent future in the Tour Guide business if that is what he wishes to do . The Macaroon stop and cheese tasting was fantastic , it was a very quick 3 hours , we would've done it again !! .
Paula.

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