Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life

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.  


  • 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

Local english-speaking guide
A macaron in paris’ most illustrious food shop
A cheese tasting session in a french fromagerie
Tips/gratuities for the guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

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

What isn't included in the tour?

Tips/gratuities for guide

Where do we meet?

In front of the entrance gates of the Madeleine Church, on the rue Royale sid - Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris

Where does the tour end?

Musée Pompidou, Le Marais

What is the duration of the tour?

3 hours

What is the group size for the shared tour?

You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

Travelers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted a maximum of 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months, or proof of vaccination. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity


Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By joining this tour you support a locally owned fromagerie, La Fermette, that mainly works with small farmers.
  • Your tour also visits Pep’s, the last umbrella fixer in Paris, highlighting his role in reducing the environmental impact of our consuming habits.
  • You will pick up some responsible travel tips from your guide, such as where to find fresh water when you need to fill up your bottle, or where to shop in a sustainable manner.
  • 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 in front of the entrance gates of the Madeleine Church – Place de la Madeleine. 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: Pompidou centre, an incredible example of modern architecture in the heart of medieval Paris. A fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris’ best kept secrets.

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