Paris Walking Tour: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems

3 hr

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Wander through the luxurious, hidden streets, garden & passages of Paris with a local. Savour a sugary-sweet macaron at a popular Parisian food shop. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Louvre’s garden. Admire medieval & renaissance-era architecture. Become a cheese connoisseur at a Parisian fromagerie. Experience the bustling vibe of a busy French market as you become a Parisian for a day. This small group tour is limited to maximum 12 guests.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: L'église de la Madeleine, Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France

Get to know the City of Light through the eyes of a local on this tour full of tantalising treats and cultural gems! We will start our tour in front of the Eglise de la Madeleine, located in the centre of the Madeleine square. You will hear the story of the chaotic construction of this unusual looking church.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

In the centre of the square by the obelisk you will hear the rich history of Paris' largest square. This is here that the king Louis XVI and the queen Marie-Antoinette got beheaded.

We will then stop in at an illustrious food store and take the chance to sample a mouth-watering macaron, a delicious French speciality, and an... Read More
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: L'église de la Madeleine, Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France

Get to know the City of Light through the eyes of a local on this tour full of tantalising treats and cultural gems! We will start our tour in front of the Eglise de la Madeleine, located in the centre of the Madeleine square. You will hear the story of the chaotic construction of this unusual looking church.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

In the centre of the square by the obelisk you will hear the rich history of Paris' largest square. This is here that the king Louis XVI and the queen Marie-Antoinette got beheaded.

We will then stop in at an illustrious food store and take the chance to sample a mouth-watering macaron, a delicious French speciality, and an ultimate Paris travel experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jardin des Tuileries pl. de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris France

We will walk in these beautiful garden designed at the time of Catherine de Médicis. They offer a great view and perspective over the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées to the neighbouring Louvre.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Place Vendome, 75001 Paris France

We will stop in this beautiful royal square now located in the centre of the luxury district in Paris. You will hear about the rich history of the square's construction and the column that seats now in its centre.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Your Paris city tour continues towards the iconic Louvre, home to some of the world’s most celebrated art. The enigmatic Mona Lisa and gorgeous Venus de Milo both live in this treasure trove of fine art. We won't be stopping in (it can take hours — no, days — to properly explore the grand Louvre!), but we will wander through an arcade that offers a free glimpse into the famous sculpture gallery.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jardin du Palais Royal, 6 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris France

Nestled in the Palais Royal, these secret garden are a rare Parisian jewel, absolutely unknown by most tourists. You'll hear the story of their construction and how these peaceful looking garden were the seediest place in Paris until recently.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Eglise Saint-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris France

One of Paris' biggest church, it is also a very well-kept secret, a fantastic church that most tourists don't know about. You'll have a glance inside that imposing XVIth century building, that once was the church of the nearby merchants.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris France

Finally we will head to a lively Parisian market to indulge in one of France’s most popular gastronomic pleasures — cheese! Perhaps taste some smooth, mild Brie or sample a slice of pungent Roquefort — known as the ‘King of Cheeses’. Afterwards, amble through Paris’ secret arcades to discover quirky shops, unique boutiques, and one of the oldest buildings in Paris.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Jardin du Palais Royal
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 Macaron in Paris’ most illustrious food shop
  • Cheese tasting session in a French fromagerie
  • Entry/Admission - Eglise Saint-Eustache
  • Entry/Admission - Jardin des Tuileries
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - L'église de la Madeleine
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
2 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
9:00 AM
Return Details
137 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 6 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dress standard: Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella, depending on the weather.
  • Additional Information: Please note that the cheese shop we are working with is closed on Monday morning. We will replace this activity with another inclusion.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 321 reviews

Reviewed: October 22, 2019

barrygenel

Wonderful guide and must see secret sites. A fun romp around Paris for the rich ... and the working.


Reviewed: October 7, 2019

Denise C

I highly recommend. We had a total of 5 people on the tour. Raphael was knowledgeable and so cool! We had fun laughing with him. We tried Macron, cheese, bread and wine in out of the way places. It wasn't touristy and crowded. If you can do the all day tour I would. We were mad we didn't sign up. Didn't want to say goodbye!


Reviewed: September 23, 2019

jrespo66

Nice tour. My wife and I were the only ones and we had a very educational tour of numerous sites. Some we have seen before but were treated to more history to help put these sites into context of the history of Paris. Totally recommend it!!


Reviewed: September 16, 2019

Eileen S

Our guide Emilie led us on a wonderful walk to out of the way places we never would have seen. She was knowledgeable and added interesting and humorous tips along the way. We loved it!


Reviewed: August 12, 2019

Martha L

Doine, our tour guide, was fantastic. She had a lot to show us and tell us about the vaious sections of Paris we visited. The Madeline and the Cheese samples were amazing. It was a very good tour. She told us about the Les halles and after the tour we went underground and shopped and ate at several of the stores we visited.