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Uncover the little-known treasures of Paris on a 3-hour insider walking tour with a savvy guide. Explore arcaded pathways, hidden alleys and grand boulevards, marveling at Belle Époque architecture and visiting specialty food shops to sample macaroons and artisan cheeses. You’ll see top attractions like the Louvre and neighborhood gems like quaint cafes in Le Marais district. As you walk, learn the history of this contemporary city with ancient roots.

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Paris’ hidden treasures with an expert guide
  • Sample delicate macaroons at a renowned pastry shop
  • Stroll through an arcaded pathway aside the Louvre Museum
  • Visit a vibrant Parisian outdoor market to sample fine cheeses and purchase souvenirs
  • Stroll past bustling cafes and inviting shops in Paris’ famous Marais district
  • Small-group format ensures a 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

Wendy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Alex took us to areas of Paris we would never have found on our own. The cheese tasting was delicious. Highly recommend this tour.

Jack T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

If you and #39;re interested in seeing Stonehenge this is a great way to do it, driving in London is challenging and getting the bus removes this stressor.
You have 2 hours at the site which is more then enough time to take it all in, take photos, listen to the audio guide and visit the gift store.

deannasamaha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Alex did an amazing job sharing her insight and knowledge of Paris. It was a great way to spend my Saturday morning.

Alanne T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was wonderful and our guide was fabulous.

Ann G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the best city trip I have ever done. Our tour guide Alex was delightful and made sure we saw all of the hidden secrets of Paris plus gave us a great background on Paris history. The tour flew by and we enjoyed every minute.

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is one of the very best tours we have ever taken. The guide was very knowledgeable, personable and an all around great gal.

susan t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Best walking tour ever! Alix was amazingly informed and pleasant. I learned more about Paris in this one day I also booked afternoon with Alix, after fantastic morning than in all other trips combined.
Do this!

Michael M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Brilliant

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic local guide provided interesting information and brought us to sites outside the normal tourist realm, while keeping us within the city core. Enjoyed the small group aspect as well as the stops for treats. Would definitely recommend.

Cath.richardson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really small group of 4 which was great. Interesting informative guide who certainly took us to some parts of Paris we did not know about. Macaroon and cheese tastings were an added bonus.

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