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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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Great little tour of Paris!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW via mobile

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a great tour for the first time in Paris and absolutely a recommendation for those who want to broaden their understanding of the historical importance of Monmarte. To me it is the epicenter of the late 18th century and a virtual who's who in the world of art. Our guide and the owner were just brilliant! The passion, enthusiasm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We took the Montmartre tour after reading all the great reviews. It did not disappoint. I really appreciated the Pay What You Can aspect, as it made the tour accessible to everyone. Still our tour was not crowded and hill climbing was kept to a manageable pace with lots of stops. The cultural info was a great bonus as it... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Both tours are excellent. I had been to Paris many times before, but these were my first walking tours, and I kept thinking, why didn't I do this earlier? In addition to all the sights we visited, we learned some cultural things that really added to the experience.

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pierre's tour of Monmarte was such a fantastic way to see the city! His historical knowledge of the area and passion for sharing his knowledge brought to life the neighborhood. A true must-do in paris!

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Leixlip, Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Found a flyer for this tour half an hour before the tour started and went on a whim, excellent decison :) Our guides name was Pierre and he was lovely. He spoke with great passion about the area and its people and he made a great effort to get to know the people on the tour. He was not pushy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had such an amazing time touring Montmarte with Culturefish! Tours. I know that there are larger companies that are well known for doing the free group tours, but Culturefish! Tours is definitely the way to go! I did not feel overwhelmed with too many people in the group, and Pierre was awesome! Lastly, yes, this is a "free" tour,... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of the best walking tours ever. Pierre is bustling with energy, enthusiasm and motivation, he is there to offer a funny story or anecdote about every single house or monument in Montmartre. He manages to build up a whole world of the past just in front of your eyes, pampers imagination with striking facts and comparisons and leaves you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Pierre was great and really knew his stuff and obviously a passionate guy, I enjoyed all the stories and information and he was helpful in answering the random questions we threw at him too. This is FREE so given some of these things charge £50 a head then ask for a tip why would you not go!!

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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.