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Address: Place Louis-Lepine, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 7 61 93 49 97
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Description: Fun, free (donations-based) walks through Paris that give you insight into...
Fun, free (donations-based) walks through Paris that give you insight into how to interact with the locals in Paris so you can unlock a warm welcome from them. The city comes to life through stories of Paris' history, fun facts, and SPECTACULAR views. Created by three French-American siblings, Culture Fish Tours are now offered in English and Spanish. No reservations necessary--simply show up at the meeting points!
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We had an amazing time in Paris! Pierre makes it super interesting and fun. We actually had a second tour , this time in Montmartre and was as fun as the first one.this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Akauachi
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Cancun, Mexico
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cancun, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had an amazing time in Paris! Pierre makes it super interesting and fun. We actually had a second tour , this time in Montmartre and was as fun as the first one.this is actually a really good way to know a city. We learned a lot of Paris costumes and history, its nice not only going to the past... More 

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Pierre's wonderful guided walk around Montmartre on Easter Monday April 6th was the best tour I have ever done anywhere! He was entertaining, great fun and I learnt so much more about an area that I have often visited but now I feel that I really know and understand the history and the soul of Montmartre. Thank you for such... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wonderful tour by Pierre! I would recommend to anyone visiting Paris for the first time to do this as early as possible in your trip. Funny, informative, and a great overview of many of Paris' City Centre 'must see' attractions. Even the nearly 13-year-old boy with me loved it! With a 'pay what you want' concept you cannot go wrong.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Pierre was a great tour guide! He seamlessly melded a history lesson with cultural clashes in a fun, educational way. At first I was skeptical because I've had some poor experiences with city tours. But Pierre won me over within 5 minutes. He clearly has a lot of knowledge about both Paris and the US, and how an American can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Pierre was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide who made Paris truly come alive. Myself and my daughter were enthralled and captured by the stories that he told and how he was able to engage all of us even though we all came from different parts of the globe. Highly recommend doing this your before doing anything else in Paris... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had great time with Pierre on Montmartre! I recommend this tour to anyone who want to learn about art time in Montmartre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I can't recommend this tour highly enough! Our tour guide Pierre was so friendly and knowledgeable - we didn't just learn about the sights, he included bits about history and culture as well. For a first-timer in Paris, this tour of Paris' highlights was exactly what we needed. Given enough time we definitely would have done the Montmartre tour as... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Spent a delightful 2.5 hours with Pierre (raised in USA) touring Montmartre and gaining insight and anecdotes about the artists who lived and painted there (Utrillo, Van Gogh, Lautrec, Picasso, Dali, et al) as well as a history of the area. Without question one of the best tours I have taken and definitely a highlight of our trip to Paris.... More 

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Culture Fish Tour of Paris was a really nice way to spend a few hours. Pierre (our guide) was friendly and informative and the tour was a nice mix of history and art, with an added portion of Pierre explaining the cultural differences between France and US / UK / etc... Pierre was clearly interested / passionate about the art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The tour with Pierre was wonderful! Felt like we were taken back in time as if we were in Paris when history was taking place. Learning about everything from the 5 Republics, to the narrow cobblestone streets that have more of a story than you know. In addition to the history, we were given a lot of advice on the... More 

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Staying in Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.