5 star rating: Highly Recommended 208 Reviews

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

Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

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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 October 2015

An excellent tour Arthur was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I have been to Paris 4 times and this tour was definitely what it said 'secret sites and hidden gems'. Arthur was personable and made sure he spoke to everyone on an individual basis during the tour taking everyone's needs into account. It is definitely a walking tour so be prepared to walk. The tour included macrons and cheese tasting which were great and we also stopped for coffee.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a delightful morning with Tim, despite the rain! I loved discovering the secret parts of Paris that we would not have found on our own. I also loved that the Laduree store opened for us what a beautiful store! and the cheese tasting made us feel so Parisian! Loved Rue Montorgueil!
Thanks Tim for your warmth, energy and professionalism!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a great tour! We got to see places we wouldn't have known and history surrounding them without Tim. Tim is a good storyteller....both informative and engaging. He answered all our questions and is very knowledgable about Paris. Unfortunately, it rained on the day of our tour but Tim made it worked and we had a great time! We definitely recommend this tour and hope they are lucky to get to Tim as their guide!

I'm a little disappointed I didn't booked the wine tour. Thank you Tim!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I really liked this tour, and thought it was well worth the money. Tim was our tour guide, and he was very informative and friendly. I thought he did a fantastic job!

Iain C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I would recommend this tour. Arthur, our guide, knew the city very well and gave an excellent account of the history, culture and life in the city by taking us on a relaxing walk avoiding the main attractions and stopping periodically to provide a history of the area/buildings, Due to the number of people who had booked this tour the day we went, two guides were provided and we set off about 15 minutes later than the first group whilst we waited for a couple that got delayed. Fortunately no-one had an egagement after the tour was due to finish so we had a very relaxing walk and a lunch consisting of various cheeses which also included some meats and bread we just paid for the drinks. Instead of finsihing at the scheduled time of 12.00 the walk finished at 1.15 which allowed us to hear more intersting stories and history of Paris from Arthur who was a great entertaining guide. I would definitrely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really enjoyed this tour. The free Macaroon and cheese tasting was just wonderful. Our guide was friendly and took us to some really nice places that hidden in the big city. Will definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was really fun! Although we were in the middle of Paris, we saw areas that I didn't know were there. The guide was very knowledgeable and nice and the food tastings were great. I would definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide alex was great, with lots of interesting information and tips on Paris. Our macaron was delicious and the cheese tasting fantastic. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A wonderful tour! The guide Tim was great, gave lots of inforamation and fun acts. Definitely recommend :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tim was fabulous and this tour was a highlight of my trip.

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