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

A bit of glamour, a dose of history, a dash of quirk, and a lot of food—this total Paris tour is packed with everything you could ever need to see, do, and taste in order to be an honorary Parisian for the day. Start in the Paris fashion district, and walk with an insider guide past the Louvre and enjoy a macaroon tasting. See Centre Pompidou, sample some wine, enjoy cheese and pastries, and walk through the Marais. This tour is limited to 12 people to provide a small-group experience.

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  • What's included :
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Cheese-tasting
    • Three pastries and two macaroons
    • Charcuterie samples
    • Wine & liquor tasting
    • Entry/Admission - Jardin du Palais Royal
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Tips and gratuities for your guide
    • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
  • 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: Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, 75001 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

    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

    Stop At: Le Marais 3e Arrondissement, 75003 Paris France

    Located in the heart of Paris and best preserved medieval area in the Marais, le Marais is one of the most visited ones in Paris. We will unveil some of the secret of the area and take you to some delicious food heavens including pastries and a cute local organic wine store for a wine tasting session.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris France

    This famous contemporary art museum is located on the edge of le Marais. Nicknamed the “pipe factory”, the quite original design made it for a long time quite controversial. It is however the largest modern art collection in Europe and also holds a student library, a cultural centre a book store and some restaurants unveiling a beautiful view over the Parisian roofs.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

    You will get a glance at Paris old cathedral on the île de la Cité that was built in 1163. While it was almost doomed for destruction in the 19th century the book of France’s most famous writer Victor Hugo managed to make Parisian regain interest in their church and saved it! We will stroll past the iconic Parisian cathedral and tell you about its long history.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Place de l'Hotel de Ville Entrée au 5 rue Lobeau ou au 29 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris France

    The townhall of Paris (Hôtel de Ville) is a quite remarkable building but also historically rich. This is on the esplanade in front of it that medieval executions were carried out and that the first beheading with the guillotine took place.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pierre Herme, 58 avenue Paul Doumer, 75116 Paris France

    We’ll then move on to the little tangled streets of the Marais to spot beautiful medieval churches, corbelled houses, and narrow lanes. We’ll also pass by an iconic bakery whose baguette was elected one of the best in Paris and we’ll try our first pastry, a delicious meringue known as a ‘merveilleux.’

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: La Rue des Rosiers, Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris France

    Just a street away is Rue des Rosiers, the heart of the Jewish community. It’s a vibrant pedestrian street full of falafel stands and delicious Jewish-influenced delis. We’ll enter a fabulous chocolate store to taste a butter-filled pastry, called Kouign Amann, a speciality from Brittany.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Place des Vosges 4th Arrondissement, 75004 Paris France

    From there we’ll move on to Paris’ oldest and certainly most beautiful square, la Place des Vosges, home of France’s national writer, Victor Hugo.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Place de la Bastille 75011, 75011 Paris France

    Our tour will end in Place de la Bastille, which names comes from the prison that once used to stand here and was stormed by the Parisian crowd on July 14th 1789 starting the French revolution. Today it’s a big traffic circle that divides different neighbourhoods of Paris

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Place des Vosges, Paris, France
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended to wear casual dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella (subject to weather conditions)
    • Please note that tour includes wine and alcohol tasting, which is not allowed for those under 18 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Closure of sites: Most of the shops and sights on this tour are closed on Sundays and public holidays, so we will not run the tours on these days.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Urban Adventures - France

Activity ID: V-5944P4

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