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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day

  • Full-day ‘Like a Parisian’ tour of Paris
  • Experience Paris like a local as you explore the markets, arcades, and neighborhoods
  • Pose for photos at The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Centre Pompidou
Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day
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Eat, shop, and sightsee like a true Parisian on this full-day tour of the City of Light. Soak up the glamour of Paris’ fashion district and historic shopping arcades, browse the stalls of a local market, and peek inside churches only known by locals. Follow your guide through the bustling neighborhood of Le Marais, passing Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. Along the way, taste a host of Parisian delights including macarons, pastries, cheese, wine, and French liquors. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the Place de la Concorde in central Paris. Learn how the city earned its title as the fashion capital of the world while you admire the glamorous window displays in the fashion district. Along the way, try a traditional Parisian treat – a sweet macaron.

Continue to the Louvre, home to masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Hear about the museum highlights from your guide as you wander through the gardens, pose for photos by the iconic glass pyramid, and enjoy a glimpse of the sculpture gallery from a secret arcade. Make a note to come back and continue exploring another day – the museum's so big, you’ll need half a day just to take in the highlights.

Next, mingle with the locals at a Parisian market, stopping to indulge in another French passion – cheese. Sample a delicious array of regional cheeses, including smooth, mild Brie, or pungent Roquefort, the ‘King of Cheeses.’

Continue through the streets, passing through hidden arcades and historic avenues, as your guide points out boutiques and popular patisseries along the way. Arrive at the famous Centre Pompidou and part with your guide for an hour of independent sightseeing. Grab a light lunch at a nearby café (be sure to save space for more food tasting in the afternoon though), head to the top floor of the Centre Pompidou for panoramic views of Paris, or stroll down to the Seine riverside.

After an hour, meet up with your group and guide outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Explore the medieval neighborhood of Le Marais, where highlights include preserved Gothic churches and streets, the remains of Paris’ 12th-century defense walls, or tucked away mansions. Le Marais is full of sweet shops, pâtisseries, boutiques, and cafés, so be sure to ask your guide for recommendations so you can come back in your own time. Stop in three different pastry stores to taste classic French sweets.

Finally, stop at a wine bar for a personalized tasting. Sip a range of French wines and try some delicious liqueurs, including Armagnac or 'Old Plum,' accompanied by a variety of French cheese or charcuterie, like ham or rillettes. 

After an action-packed day, bid your guide farewell and end your tour at Bastille in the heart of Paris.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed October 16, 2018
Amazing way to spend a day in Paris

I was recently in Paris and spent a wonderful day walking around with Urban Adventures. Raphael was an gracious and expert host who was extremely knowledgeable and truly bilingual. I had one day in Paris and this was the perfect way to experience it. Thank...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peggy B
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile
Perfect Day in Paris

Just spent an amazing day in Paris on a walking tour with Adele. Her knowledge of the city is impressive, her English is impeccable, and she herself is quite charming. The sweets, wine and cheese were great too. Even the pouring rain couldn’t dampen our...More

Thank PatsyS_80439
Reviewed August 23, 2018
Great day in Paris

I had two tour guides over the course of the day. Ellen and Adele were awesome; both very friendly and knowledgeable! I got to see the lesser known streets of Paris and understand the history behind them. The small group size was perfect. The tastings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank natergj
Reviewed July 28, 2018
Victoria see's Paris in a Day

This was a great tour of Paris, Arthur was such wonderful guide. He was fun and very knowledgeable of the history of Paris. We visited great places that you typically would not even know to go in Paris. I enjoyed all the stops along the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VictoriaNPRFL
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile
Best day ever with Adele.

I and my wife did a tour today with the Paris Urban adventure . The tour is run so smoothly to take us to hidden corners of Paris that I would never know as I am a tourist staying in the city just for 2...More

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