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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
From $73.79
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.
Reviews (337)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our tour guide (Raphael) on a pretty cold morning in October and we were the only 2 people in the tour. It was a fabulous experience. Not only is Raphael is super informative guide ....he also engages in conversation about the world and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marja D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Indeed hidden gems

I was delighted to find more than a few new and interesting spots during the tour. Our guide Ellen was fantastic: she was very informative and shared her enthusiasm for the city. So many interesting stories and the cheese are delicious!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jing H
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile
Paris walking tour

It was quite wonderful and amusing tour. We enjoyed so much. Tour guide Arthur is very good guide. Please give our best regards to Arthur. I would like to appoint him for my future visit in Paris Hiroaki Takagi 普通のツアーでは行けないパリの裏道を詳しく興味深く案内してもらいました。チーズの試食も種類、ボリューム、味も大満足です。そしてガイドのアーサーさんもいいガイドでした。

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Great Way to See Paris

This was an excellent tour on 9/29. Tour guide was excellent - very knowledgeable, personable, and fun. With 12 people maximum, it was a good size for a group. Thoroughly enjoyed the macaron and the cheese/meat platter at the cafe. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maryann298
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile
Small walking tour

Thomas was an amazing guide, he had amazing insight of Paris and was very helpful in getting our surroundings. He really knew a lot about the city and was very helpful with suggestions where to eat and what to see. We really enjoyed all of...More

1  Thank Jon A
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September 4, 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!
May 2, 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
Tallulah B
April 11, 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