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Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life

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Paris, France

From USD 54.86

Office phone number: +33 7 82 36 74 64

Minimum age
5 years
Language
English
Starting time
9.00 AM
Duration
3 hours
Culture shock
Low
Physicality
Low
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    • Tim is a wonderful guide. We've done walking tours in many places but this tour far exceeded our expectations. The three hours flew by. We'll definitely check out Urban Adventures each time we travel in the future.

      Mr. JANICE K., USA - 24 Jun 2013

    • WE THROUGHLY ENJOYED THE TOUR AND OUR GUIDE WAS NOT ONLY VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE BUT ENTHUSIASTIC AND PERSONABLE.

      Mr. LOUIS D., USA - 30 Jun 2013

    • Our guide Arthur was fantastic! This tour allowed us to discover parts of Paris we would not have found on our own and was a highlight of our trip to Paris. Thanks for a great day Arthur!

      Ms. Amy R., Australia - 06 Jul 2013

  • Tour snapshot

    Cheese? Check. Macarons? Check. Art? Check. Join a local guide on this Paris tour to experience the mindblowing gastronomic feats, instantly recognisable architectural icons, and secret spots that make Paris so endearing.  

  • Highlights

    • Wander through the luxurious, hidden streets 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 in Le Marais
    • 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
  • Schedule details

    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Meeting point:

      Place de la Concorde Under the Obelisk (Metros 1, 8, 12, Stop “Concorde”) Your tour guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.

      (NOTE: Contact us beforehand during the month of July as the square might be partially closed due to Bastille Day celebrations.)


    • Starting time: 9.00 AM
    • Ending point:

      Musée Pompidou, Le Marais

  • Get to know the City of Light through the eyes of a local on this tour full of tantalising treats and cultural gems! Start your Paris tour right in the heart of one of Paris’ most expensive and fashionable areas, where luxury, elegance, and beauty are around every corner. 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.

     

    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, relax in the well-manicured gardens, and enjoy some of the best sightseeing Paris has to offer.

     

    Next on this Paris food tour, 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.

     

    Finally, walk to the fascinating, medieval neighborhood of Le Marais. Full of sweet shops, patisseries, boutiques, and cafes, Le Marais offers insight into French culture and the secret Paris local way of life. Finish the tour in the forecourt of Paris’ contemporary art gallery, an incredible example of modern architecture. Climb to the top for panoramic views of France’s enchanting capital – a fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris’ best kept secrets.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a macaron in Paris’ most illustrious food shop, a cheese tasting session in a French fromagerie.

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature and tips or gratuities for guide.

    Dress standard: Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella, depending on the weather. 

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Closure of Site: A visit to the viewing platform at the top of the Modern Art Museum (Centre Pompidou) is not included on Tuesday tours as it is closed on this day. 

  • Local contact

    Office phone number: +33 7 82 36 74 64
    Email address: info@parisurbanadventures.com

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  • Mr. Frances D. from Australia travelled on 20 May 2014

    Arthur was an excellent guide and made the experience awesome

  • Ms. Megan M. from Canada travelled on 13 May 2014

    I am a travel agent with Flight Centre and just recently went on the Secret Paris: Cheese, Art and local life excursion. It was a great walking tour to see the city for what it really is. Our guide was kind and funny, and could answer all of the questions that were put out to him. I would definitely do another one of these walking tours! I just hope the guides are as great as ours was in Paris!

  • Mr. Dave M. from New Zealand travelled on 18 Apr 2014

    My wife and I found Arthur a very knowledgeable & passionate guide on our walking tour.He was extremely helpful over & above the tour job, but also answered all our questions and made Paris very memorable.

  • Mr. Renaud P. from Canada travelled on 22 Nov 2013

    Arthur gave us a awesome tour, it was nice to discover the hidden streets of Paris where the usual tourist doesn't go. Will recommend for anyone going to Paris!

  • Ms. Angelina K. from Australia travelled on 15 Oct 2013

    the tour gave me the chance to know the whole other side of Paris that most tours don't show. It was a delight for all 5 senses!

  • Mr. David J. from Australia travelled on 05 Oct 2013

    Mary (or Marie, I'm not sure which), our tour guide, was a absolute delight for our Paris tour. She was friendly, bubbly and happy to answer any questions the group had. She had a good knowledge of the local area and threw in some interesting tales and history.

  • Mr. Spencer P. from Canada travelled on 02 Sep 2013

    Exceeded my expectation. Highly recommended. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the guide and all the insights he shared.

  • Mr. Paolo S. from Italy travelled on 01 Aug 2013

    Small group, 3 persons, very nice 3 hour + wandering around Secret Paris.

  • Mrs. Elsy S. from USA travelled on 11 Jul 2013

    Tim our guide was awesome! He had enthusiasm, was friendly and very knowledgeable. Tim provided us with helpful hints such as avoiding the long lines at the Louvre as well as pointing out some local pick pockets that target tourists. Tim was so friendly and took us places we would have not otherwise seen on our own. We enjoyed this tour so much that we signed up for the Boheiman tour the very next day and we are so glad that we did. Experiencing these tours with Tim was the highlight of our trip and first visit to Paris. Thank you Tim, you made our vacation unforgetable.

  • Ms. Amy R. from Australia travelled on 06 Jul 2013

    Our guide Arthur was fantastic! This tour allowed us to discover parts of Paris we would not have found on our own and was a highlight of our trip to Paris. Thanks for a great day Arthur!

  • Mr. LOUIS D. from USA travelled on 30 Jun 2013

    WE THROUGHLY ENJOYED THE TOUR AND OUR GUIDE WAS NOT ONLY VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE BUT ENTHUSIASTIC AND PERSONABLE.

  • Mr. JANICE K. from USA travelled on 24 Jun 2013

    Tim is a wonderful guide. We've done walking tours in many places but this tour far exceeded our expectations. The three hours flew by. We'll definitely check out Urban Adventures each time we travel in the future.

  • Ms. Ellen S. from Australia travelled on 17 Jun 2013

    Tim was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, and was evidently passionate about sharing a little bit of his Paris with us.

  • Mrs. Marla P. from USA travelled on 15 Jun 2013

    Tim was very friendly and engaging. His attitude made for a very pleasant morning walk.

  • Mr. Elise I. from USA travelled on 31 Mar 2013

    We went on two, small group tours-Experience Paris Cheese, Charcuterie, and wine and Discover Paris, Including Cheese Tasting. Both tours were led by Tim, our tour guide. He was truly a local expert. I'm so happy we booked these tours. I highly recommend booking a tour.

  • Ms. Dawn S. from Australia travelled on 24 Oct 2012

    Maria was fantastic, spoke excellent english and her general knowledge about Paris and the areas we walked were wonderful.

  • Ms. Lily K. from Canada travelled on 25 Sep 2012

    Loved the fact that it was more one on one talking and less your in a group being led around by a guide. Really friendly and nice. Great experience. Can you guys do a tour in Switzerland?
    The fuide was really nice.

  • Mr. Beate L. from Australia travelled on 04 Sep 2012

    Marie was a wonderful tour guide and we will definitely do one of your tours again on our next trip to Paris. Everything was perfect and our expectations were exceeded by far!!! Thanks for the great job you are doing!

  • Mrs. Mairi L. from United Kingdom travelled on 20 Aug 2012

    Lovely tourguide with excellent English. Loved the macaroons and cheese! Saw lots of wee places we never would've found ourselves and got suggestions for other places to visit and eat out!

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