5 star rating: Highly Recommended 180 Reviews

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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. 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 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 July 2015

Our tour was guided by Arthur and he was outstanding. He took us through some very interesting parts of Paris that we had not been exposed to. He was very knowledgable and engaging with the group. It was a fun way to spend a morning in Paris. I would do this tour again. Only complaint is there are a lot of areas under construction in the summer....which you have to navigate through, otherwise worthwhile if you want to see more of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were extremely happy with the Tour , our guide , Arthur , was an absolute gem , engaging , polite and drew our group of 7 together , he is , I think , a true asset to this business , I'm sure he could have an excellent future in the Tour Guide business if that is what he wishes to do . The Macaroon stop and cheese tasting was fantastic , it was a very quick 3 hours , we would've done it again !! .
Paula.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was great! We did this on our very last day before leaving this beautiful city... We have been to Paris twice before and so glad we did this tour as we really did learn and see some of the secret sites and hidden gems. Our tour guide was Arthur, who was very informative and passionate about Pairs, which made this tour more enjoyable. He has inspired us to do a walking tour in other cities we visit from now on... Thanks Arthur!
--Natasha and Daniel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was a really good introduction to Paris so I would recommend that you do it on your first day. Our guide was very knowledgeable, charming and flexible. When I asked her if we could see the ancient arcades of Paris she went out of her way to show us three.

Carolyn
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was fantastic, and our guide Tim made it all the better. His knowledge and sense of humour made it so much more interesting. Our 10 year old daughter was the only child on the tour and he interacted with her constantly. The macarons were delicious as was the generous cheese tasting. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Exceptional tour. Arthur was a wonderful guide. Visited parts of Paris we wouldn't have seen otherwise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I took this tour the day before my sister and I left for the states after staying in Paris for one week. What a way to end our trip. This tour made me forget all about the hot weather that had put a damper on many of the Paris highlights I had wanted to see. Arthur was pure delight. Engaging, fun, informative and relaxed. He was willing to answer any questions I had no matter what it pertained to. The shop where we stopped for macaroons was so beautiful and staff made us feel so welcomed. Lunch was so delicious and visually stunning. How fun sharing stories and getting to know the other group members during that stop. Arthur made us all feel a part of the group. I probably will not return to Paris but should I travel elsewhere I will definitely see if tours by the local tour company are available. Arthur was an excellent representative for the company. . Much success to him in his future teaching and directing opportunities. -Marilynn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was fantastic! Relaxed and informative. Yes we did explore area's away from the tourists. Stayed in the area well after our tour had ended for lunch and shopping. I would recommend the walking tour to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was wonderful to explore the hiddengems of small hidden gardens and ally ways, most informative, excellent guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A must do when on Paris. An excellent look at the hidden secrets of Paris. Arthur was an a great guide.

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