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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 and a panoramic vantage point at the Pompidou. 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 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

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. 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was cancelled and we were put on a tour of the Latin Quarter instead. Arthur was our guide and he was wonderful. There were only 3 of us on the walking tour and he personalized it to what we wanted including a special dish with our wine tasting. Great experience...would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We did this tour in September 2014, and certainly got to see places and things that don't rate a mention in the normal tourist literature, which greatly helped to extend our knowledge of Paris and its history. The guide was again, well suited to the particular tour, having good personal knowledge and experience of the areas visited. We would thoroughly recommend such a tour to anyone seeking that little extra knowledge about the city than one gets by just doing the big-ticket tourist attractions. Susan and Brian Russell, Queensland, Australia.

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