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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

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.


  • 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 November 2015

This tour was fantastic! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Although I've visited Paris before, this tour was the best I have had. Highly recommend it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Arthur is a very knowledgable guide, we knew better about Paris after the tour, it is very worth to take and strongly recommend it.

thank you! Arthur, hope you are all safe!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I loved this tour. It was informative but fun. We got to see different areas of Paris without the hard work of doing it yourself. Various locations you would not stumble across yourself and we got to try some interesting cheeses in the foodies area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enjoyed this tour most. Must be able to walk for several hours. Recommend Paris visitors prepare for Paris by being able to walk and do steps to enjoy your visit to the max

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide was Arthur, and he was amazing- I wish I had taken this tour earlier, as I would have liked to take one of the other ones that his group offers. He was charming and engaging, and regaled us with all kinds of tales. This was my third time to Paris, and this was a part of the city I would not have discovered on my own. In fact, when I go back, I may do it all over again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a fantastic experience, one of the highlights of my trip. Tim, our tour guide was full of information well organized and fun to be around. I saw places in Paris I would not have seen otherwise. And the cheese tasting experience was fabulous. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and have fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a wonderful way to spend some time in Paris. The tour was great, the guide was knowledgeable on Paris past and present. I loved it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The coldest day we had in Paris but our tour guide Adele kept us engaged with the history and stories of the places we visited. The macarons were delicious and we loved sitting down to enjoy a glass of wine with a cheese plate. Highly recommend this tour for exploring beyond mainstream sights.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

amazing and a must to do in Paris. Thank you Arthur for showing us Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Best ever! Arthur was amazing. We had a great group on our walk...and even shared dipole wine with our cheese platter. Recommend to everyone!

Arthur...Jewish Museum has the Museum Pass...a close walk to Pompedain case some asks you..we had a wonderful tour!

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