Tours and Tickets by Eye Prefer Paris Tours
Three Hour Marais Tour
Come take an insiders stroll through the lovely Marais, one of the oldest and historical areas of Paris. Marais expert Richard Nahem (he has lived in the area since 2005) will share with you breathtaking, historic buildings and private mansions dating back to the 1600s, beautiful manicured parks and gardens and some of the finest galleries and small, jewel-like museums. Discover the city’s chicest home and clothing boutiques and food lovers can feast at some of the top food shops, patisseries, and chocolate shops. The tour also includes a visit to the Jewish Quarter exploring synagogues, the Shoah Memorial, and the tasty Jewish food shops. Enjoy this unforgettable tour of a truly magical part of Paris. Tour includes a stop at an award winning bakery for a pastry and a coffee. (Not included in price).
Paris Gourmet Food Tour
Come take a delicious walk with former New York chef and caterer Richard Nahem and discover the bustling food and gourmet shops of Paris overflowing with the freshest fruits and vegetables, local seafood, meats, prepared dishes, and much more. Food shop visits include an award-winning cheese shop with over 50 varieties, a top foie gras boutique, and a sensational middle-eastern gourmet shop with unusual glazed and dried fruits, barrels of pickles and olives, and a vast selection of exotic spices from around the world. The tour will also include tastings of artisianal chocolates, a heavenly meringue and whipped cream confection, and a bakery which won a prize for their baguettes.
2 hours 30 minutes
Montmartre Tour Paris
Scale the heights of Paris in Montmartre, 500 feet above the city, with breathtaking panoramic views. Discover the gems of this former little village originally outside of Paris: the beautiful Sacre Coeur church with its marble Byzantine-style domes, the former artist colony and studios where Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh and Degas painted their masterpieces, the ancient windmills, the still operating vineyard that produces an annual wine, and a walk on one of the best gourmet food shop streets in Paris.
2 hours 30 minutes
Private Tour of Saint Germain des Pres
St. Germain des Prés is one of the most beloved areas of Paris. As a former hub for writers and artists like Hemingway, Picasso, and F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920s, it still has a unique, carefree vibe that is unparalleled. From its lavish 19th-century Belle Époque–style buildings to its top antiques and contemporary art galleries, to its famous people-watching cafés, St. Germain des Prés is the quintessential Paris experience. Tour also includes a visit to the magnificent Luxembourg Gardens, the 17th century St. Sulpice Church, the second largest in Paris (also written about in The DaVinci Code), a bakery known for its scrumptious macaroons, and a stroll down a street known for its cafes and delicious food shops.
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Liz B wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York19 contributions48 helpful votes
Review of: Montmartre Tour Paris
I hadnt been in Paris in almost 12 years, when I used to live here for part of the year. There are some arrondissements in Paris that I remember well, and others that have escaped me, so I hired Richard to take me on a few tours (we have done 2 so far) - one to Montmartre, one to see the passageways in Paris, and next week, a 3rd to St Germain. He emailed me the night before as to where we should meet, with specific instructions (which metros to take), and when I arrived, he was there on time, wearing his mask and being very thoughtful about keeping a distance and yet he is so friendly, that you hardly noticed that we walked a bit apart. His knowledge and enthusiasm for Montmartre was inspiring - pointing out certain buildings, or the vineyard (yes, there is a vineyard in Montmartre)... even choosing a restaurant that was quite good. The second tour was equally as fun - seeing the passageways, which are incredibly beautiful....walking in neighborhoods helped me re-situate. Looking forward to seeing him next week, for our tour to St Germain…
Date of experience: July 2020
Susie F wrote a review May 2020
Guttenberg, New Jersey7 contributions2 helpful votes
I have been to the Marais numerous times as I always liked this "arrondisement" (neighborhood). When I contacted Richard, I knew that I wanted to see his Marais since he has lived there for more than 10 years and he is always discovering new sights for himself which he can then share with his clients. Richard's Marais tour is very comprehensive. He teaches you about the history of the area, he shows you edifices that go way back in time and Richard has all of the facts at his fingertips. You see more stores with very interesting items. These are not the souvenir shops, but if you purchase something, it will become your souvenir. Richard is also your souvenir as you learned more in 3 hours than if you tried for weeks to do this on your own. Since he is a born New Yorker, there are no language barriers and Richard makes it so interesting, but he gives you more than fun. If you are a history buff, you will add to your knowledge. Richard has done some great scouting regarding extremely well-priced bistros where you will dine with delicious cuisine and it will not ruin your budget. Being in Paris with Richard is so memorable so do not forget to make a booking in advance. Not only in Paris, but Richard will take you on day tours outside of the city which you will adore. Richard makes you want to say, "EYE PREFER PARIS".…
Date of experience: November 2019
Ed N wrote a review May 2020
Los Angeles, California9 contributions3 helpful votes
Pierre_Fou13 wrote a review May 2020
California93 contributions20 helpful votes
Review of: Private Tour of Saint Germain des Pres
Its always a comfort to a traveler to have a friend such as Richard lead you through Paris. The Saint Germain de Pres private tour was full of surprises and new historical awareness of Paris' Left bank. We especially enjoyed the look see into Ecole Beaux de Arts. Home to many famous parisians artists, a grand hall with their names displayed on beautiful walls. We will be back again and choose a new arrondisement to adventure in to with Richard.…
Date of experience: December 2019
Beth R wrote a review May 2020
Huntington, West Virginia27 contributions1 helpful vote
In planning a fast trip to Paris with my sister and daughter I opted to line up several personal tours for us in order to get out of the beaten pathway. We are travelers who enjoy seeing how real life is where we visit. Richard took us to out of the way places, down narrow alleys, into small shops that never would have drawn us in. Our experience was enhanced when he even identified and helped arrange cooking lessons! I heartily recommend Richard to anyone who prefers a stellar experience of discovery.…
Date of experience: June 2019