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Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

  • 3-hour walking tour of Paris’ hidden treasures with an expert guide
  • Sample delicate macarons at a renowned pastry shop
  • Stroll through an arcaded pathway aside the Louvre Museum
Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems
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Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems
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 macarons and artisan cheeses. You’ll see top attractions like the Louvre and neighborhood gems like quaint cafes in Le Marais district. As you walk, you'll learn the history of this contemporary city and its ancient roots.
What to Expect
Meet your guide by Place de la Concorde in central Paris, and then set off on your 3-hour walking tour to explore 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.

You'll stop at a renowned food shop to sample one of the capital’s finest macarons – mini-meringues sandwiched together with cream.The brightly colored, melt-in-your-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.

You'll then 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 and slivers of Brie. There is plenty of free time to stroll the market, if you want to buy some cheese.

Finally, you'll walk 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 the narrow streets that speak to 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, and a fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris’ best kept secrets.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fantastic way to get to know Paris

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our full day tour with Ellen. Over the course of the day, we walked the streets of Paris getting off the beaten path to really experience the city. We sampled numerous pastries, cheese and ended the day at a...More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Fanstasic guide!

The tour was great and our guide Baptize was his name (hope I wrote it the right way) had an excellent English. We felt all really comfortable because he knows how to bring people together and tell them stories in a casual way! Didn’t feel...More

Thank Veronika B
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to explore Paris

This is a wonderful tour that visits many sights not listed in tourist guides. Our guide, Ellen, was absolutely wonderful. We saw many passages, gardens and squares we would never have found ourselves. Ellen was quite knowledgeable and had a sense of humor that had...More

Thank Volleyballmanman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Taste Paris

Tries this walking tour where the host covers anything French but food in particular. Cheese, wine, frog legs (jokes) you name them.

Thank Pleayo T
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile
Great, fun & informative

We were more than pleased with our tour of Paris with Thomas. His knowledge and passion about the city in which he lives was astounding. We learned so much & could have never done and seen as much as we did in the two hours...More

Thank rachelann420
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4 September 2018|
Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie, Have a look at the Viator website. It mentions a 9.00am departure, so you should be OK. There may be other tour companies that offer similar tours at times that you prefer. Enjoy Paris!
3 May 2018|
Response from timdem | Property representative |
Hello, I'm sorry I just discovered this new page on Trip Advisor now, so sorry for my very late response. The maximum size of these groups is 12 people. Best, Tim
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12 April 2018|
Response from timdem | Property representative |
Hello, I'm sorry I just discovered this new page on Trip Advisor now, so sorry for my very late response. The maximum size of these groups is 12 people. Best, Tim
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