1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Le Marais

Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life

Product ID: 13285
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See the most beautiful city in the world through a local’s eyes on this Paris tour with a difference. Explore the gems of Paris, from strolling through refined boulevards of luxury to exploring hidden enclaves known only to locals.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Wander through the luxurious streets of Paris
  • 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
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Get to know The City of Light through the eyes of a local on this tour full of tantalising treats and cultural gems. Start the 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.

Continue on to 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. 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, 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. Day trips like these are a great way to live as a local for a day!

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 local way of life. 

Finish the tour in the forecourt of Paris’ contemporary art gallery: the 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.
  • A macaroon in Paris’ most illustrious food shop
  • A cheese tasting session in a French fromagerie
  • English-speaking Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides

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Meeting point

In front the entrance gates of the Madeleine Church, on the rue Royale side.

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Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes, and maybe an umbrella

Child policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years of age. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

From US$ 75.64 per person

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Product ID: 13285