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Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
- 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 on the roof of the Pompidou
- 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
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. The area is popular with art lovers, and your guide will talk to you about the popular galleries in the area that many flock to see. Wander through the narrow streets into the district of Beauborg, and then stop at the Pompidou, Paris’ leading contemporary art gallery. Climb to the top of the building and soak up the panoramic views of the capital; it’s a fitting finale to your tour of Paris’ best-kept secrets.
My tour was supposed to be on Friday, but the guide, Arthur, called and asked if I could do it on Saturday with other people. I'm so glad he suggested it. There were just 3 of us, and despite the rain, it was a delightful experience. Arthur was wonderful, a charming young man who took us into the 8th arr. These were indeed "hidden gems"; I never would have found the spots we visited. The tour included a stop to try macaroons and a visit to a cheese shop for samples; because we were all a bit wet, we decided to stop at a café for coffee. We walked through old shopping arcades, passed unique works of public art and ended up at Pompidou Centre. Again, our guide made it a very special morning for us all. I highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful experience with a wonderful guide!