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Discover Walks Paris

1 rue Therese, 75001 Paris, France
+33 970 449 724
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Ranked #66 of 525 Activities in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Walking tours
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: How will you visit Paris? With expats, or with true NATIVES? On paid tours, or on FREE, pay-what-you-want, services? Alex, Charlotte, Bertrand and... more » Owner description: How will you visit Paris? With expats, or with true NATIVES? On paid tours, or on FREE, pay-what-you-want, services? Alex, Charlotte, Bertrand and Cécile are native borns of Paris. We share our city. We do not give you a standard tourist product, we treat you like a visiting friend, sharing our city's confidential venues along with our famed landmarks. Our Discover Walks tours are fun, informative and personal, so you feel part of Paris. Our group tours are free of price - you pay what you want. Private, paid tours are also available. 5 free tours to choose from. We now also offer a Night Tour. All tours are easy and comfortable, in intimate, small groups, in English, and run every day run or shine.Guests say Discover Walks are like exploring Paris in the company of a local friend. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We did the 2.30pm Marais tour in early October with Charlotte. I've done "free" walking tours in US, London, Italy and Paris, and I have to say that this was the worst one I've attended - it was average (2.5 stars). Our adult family of 5 hurried to attend this walking tour having just arrived in Paris a couple of... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We've been to Paris at least 15 times over the years but decided to try seeing Paris from a local's perspective. We did 3 different tours. Montmartre, Marais and Paris Landmarks. led by recent college graduates, it was great to hear what they thought of the different areas of Paris - and learn a lot to tidbits that just made... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Since we have experienced great Free Tour Stockholm, we were little bit disappointed with the Discover Walks. We took Montmartre and Latin Quarter tours. Latin Quarter guide, Olivier, was better, but comparing to the Stockholm guides, we heard much less for the same amount of time. And no one can say that Paris does not have enough stories.

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Lincoln
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is an excellent tour because: - It's free (although you will find yourself being very generous as a just reward for the guide). At NO point were we given the hard sell or encouraged to hand over loads of cash. - Good length of time (90 mins). - You can pick different themes. We chose the Landmarks Tour to... More

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Chatham, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

On September 30, at 11:00, there were 17 people waiting at the Blanche Metro stop for the Discover Walk. No guide. At 11:10, one person phoned the Discover Walks office to ask about the guide - and the office had no idea, but promised to call back. At 11:15 they did call back saying that the guide would not be... More

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DiscoverWalks, Owner at Discover Walks Paris, responded to this review

Yes! unfortunately it did happen - situation is already discussed in a review below. Unfortunately, all we can offer at this point is our embarrassed apologies to the 10-odd people who waited in vain. Please see our explanation below. Alexandre Yes, renewed apologies! It was a scheduling snafu on our part. To be specific about what happened, when a guest... More

usa
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244 reviews 244 reviews
66 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It will cost you a few dollars to do this, but well worth it. (Tip the guide) Takes you to the places you want to see, so you don't get lost. Allows you to decide if you really want to spend some time in a particular place, or just pass it up. You could waunder around yourself, but that wastes... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Looking for a free tour by a local guide that speaks English that can give you local insight? Take these tours. It is tip based. I've read reviews a lot of good and some bad so let me break it down. Good: Local guide, speaking English, is a local and knows local history. It's free, tip based on your experience... More

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Luton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We can highly recommend this walk. We had a lovely local guide Marie who took us on a trip that you would not see from an open top bus. Marie was fluent in English, and walked us through the hidden alleys, and told us some history between England & France very fascinating it was too. Recommend comfortable footwear, hat if... More

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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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201 reviews 201 reviews
13 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

although we know Paris quite well and wanted to get more of an insight into the Marais, the tour was just OK. Nothing exceptional but did learn more about the gardens and green spaces.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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132 reviews 132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Four of us were prebooked on a walking tour of Montmarte. We arrived at the meeting location and met six others who we're going to tour also-four booked and two walk ups. The ten of us were 30 minutes early and waited 30 minutes after the tour time. No one ever showed, and no email or text was sent to... More

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DiscoverWalks, Manager at Discover Walks Paris, responded to this review

Yes, renewed apologies! It was a scheduling snafu on our part. To be specific about what happened, when a guest called our office to inform us the guide had gone missing, we immediately rushed another guide to the meeting point. The new guide showed up at 11.35 (it was me!). We did the tour with 9 people. And at the... More

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