Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites And Hidden Gems

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Overview

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 macarons, 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

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

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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 poque architecture.

You'll stop at a renowned food shop to sample one of the capitals 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 worlds 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 countrys 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.

Inclusions for Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites And Hidden Gems

  • Local guide
  • 1 Macaroon
  • Cheese tasting

Exclusions for Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites And Hidden Gems

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Children under 6 years old are not allowed on the tour

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We really enjoyed this walk, cheese tasting plate (with intro to each cheese) and a very helpful informative guide. A very pleasant walk. It was a little disappointing the macaron tasting had to be on the street, they were doing some marketing event... and it didn’t distract from the morning.

  • Enjoyed this tour very much. Would never have found some of the great spots without. The cheese tasting was excellent although in a cafe and not at a market. Only negative for us was the timing being much longer than 3 hours which made it a rush for other things planned for the afternoon.

  • This tour was a good way to get orientated to Paris and with only a small group was very personalised. Hannah was a great tour guide and had lots of interesting information to impart to us!

  • This was the perfect thing for me, traveling alone and wanting to learn more about Paris in a smaller tour. It was just what I wanted and Adele was great. It was informative and fun.

  • The Walking Tour of Secret Sites and Hidden Gems, was absolutely wonderful!! Hannah, our excellent guide, was cheerful, courteous, and very informative. She also had a very good sense of humor, and we loved the places she shared with our small group! Unlike most bus tours, where you really don't get to gain a flavor of the place you are visiting, Hannah made sure to cover many bases for our group, and we all very much enjoyed her lively and entertaining narrative of what we were seeing, and what hidden gem would be next up on our walk. For my wife and I, THIS is the proper way to see and enjoy Paris, and we would highly recommend this tour to any and all folks who wish to really get a glimpse into the real Paris, with the small caveat that these folks be fit enough to actually get out and walk. If walking is your game, then by all means, add this tour to your trip plans. You will not be disappointed!! And, if by happenstance, you get Hannah as your guide, we know that your experience will mirror ours, and that you will be very glad you were able to see Paris the way it should be seen!! Thank you, Hannah, and thank you, Viator, for this superb tour!!! Cheers and God Bless! P.S. For you Harry Potter fans, be prepared for a very enjoyable surprise!!!!

  • Our guide Adele was very knowledgeable and interesting on our tour. We got to see lots of things I know I would have missed. Tasted a beautiful macaroon and some lovely French cheeses too.

  • Anthony was a great guide thru the mysterious streets of Paris! Even though we were hooded by umbrellas it didn't take away from the intrigue and quaint experiences we had with our group! These tours are the best! You get the highlights and can always have time to go back afterwards and soak in more

  • We originally had a bit of difficulty when booking this tour - a miscommunication between ourselves, the tour provider and Viator. We eventually resolved this and waited at the meeting point ready for our tour. It was just my husband and me which worked out well as we could ask plenty of questions and in a way, have the tour tailored to us. All of the sights we were shown were incredibly interesting and after eight different visits to Paris, we were surprised at all the new places we found to explore. I enjoyed the tour but the service from Viator did impact on my happiness with the overall experience. I also wasn't a huge fan of our tour guide, but my husband thought he did a great job so this might be a personal preference.

  • Adele our guide from Urban Adventures was very knowledgable and very friendly. She was very clear and precise and kept it interesting.
    The macaroons were nice and she catered well for the individual taste in the cheese tasting.
    Would highly recommend the tour with Adele.

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