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Paris 2-Hour Writers and Painters Guided Walking Tour

1. Paris 2-Hour Writers and Painters Guided Walking Tour

Some of the greatest artists and writers of the 19th and 20th centuries were attracted to the winding streets and bustling boulevards of Paris's Left Bank. From historic Paris along the Seine, to the bustling grand boulevards, the cafés, the old squares and the artist studios, this guided walk links some of the world's most beloved masterpieces with the locations where they came to life. On this fascinating 2-hour walking tour with an expert local guide you’ll hear the details of the lives of the famous artists and writers that lived and worked in Paris. Travel back in time to the sizzling Paris of the 1920s, when Hemingway sipped absinthe at Les Deux Magots and Picasso dined on choucroute garnie at La Rotonde. Visit literary cafés where Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Faulkner, Camus, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald rubbed shoulders.

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Paris: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

2. Paris: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Paris with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Notre Dame and Jardin du Luxembourg in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Paris like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Paris to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

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Paris: Bike Tour with Street Food Experience

3. Paris: Bike Tour with Street Food Experience

Spend the day admiring the historic sites of Paris from a bike. Travel using the impressive network of protected bike lanes, and through quiet neighborhood streets. Learn the history of Paris from your experienced tour guide, as you stop by the iconic landmarks to take photos. Visit the Louvre, Opera House, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysées, Eiffel Tower, and Saint Germain des Près. Continue the bike ride to the Marais district, whilst here you will get the chance to try a delicious falafel, available with vegan options. Taste this Middle Eastern ‘fast food’ option made of chickpeas or fava beans, fresh herbs, and spices. Finish the tour back where you started, having learned the history of Paris.

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Paris and the Art of Music: 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. Paris and the Art of Music: 2-Hour Walking Tour

On this 2-hour guided walk you’ll visit Parisian sites linked historically to music, such as the 6th-century Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris's oldest church, where troubadours performed during the Middle Ages. You’ll also see Marie de Medici's Luxembourg Gardens and Palace, home to court music during the Renaissance, and the Carrefour de Buci, a colorful crossroads notorious for its cabarets between WWI and WWII. Admire the 18th-century picture-perfect Cour du Commerce Saint-André, a charming street arcade that’s home to Paris's oldest café – a meeting point for street musicians during the French Revolution. Learn about the religious music of the classical period in the huge 17th-century Baroque Saint-Sulpice Church, noted for its 7,000-pipe organ. It is one of only 3, 100-stop organs in the world. The church's most recent appearance was in a supporting role in The Da Vinci Code. Finish your walking tour in Furstenberg Square, one of the smallest, most romantic squares in Paris, and a favorite of both Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier.

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Paris: Instagrammable Photography Walking Tour

5. Paris: Instagrammable Photography Walking Tour

Explore Paris on foot and find the best insider spots to take photos on this guided trip around the city. Avoid crowds and find the perfect uninterrupted spots near famous cafes, characteristic churches, must-visit districts, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. If you want to take special photos of yourself, with your family, or with your significant other in one of the most photogenic cities, this is the tour for you. Along with locating the best photography spots, you’ll also learn about Paris’ history and famous characters. Walk through one of the oldest districts of Paris, le Marais, and find amazing places to capture for your Instagram or other social media pages. Hear stories about Queen Catherine de’ Medici and King Henry IV and how they influenced this area. Spot famous artists and writers cafés, including the traditional Café Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore, and visit the oldest church in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Later, you'll be able to find your perfect spot near the Eiffel Tower to take photos while avoiding the crowds.

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What people are saying about Saint-Germain-des-Pres

A lovely personal way to find out about Paris.

Sandra was the guide for our 2 hour Artists and Writers tour round Saint Germain. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and we learned so much about the places frequented by many influential writers and artists. We were the only 2 in the party and she was happy to tailor this tour to meet our requests so we also explored one or two beautiful courtyards and shops with historical artefacts. We would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to learn about this historic and beautiful part of Paris, so different to the avenues of theChamps Elyse. Thank you Sandra!

We had a wonderful experience and absolutely loved getting to see Paris with Romy! She was extremely nice and took great care to ensure we were able to hear all the great things she had to tell us about Paris. The tour was one of the highlights of our time in Paris partly because we got to see and learn about the different locations in Paris but also because Romy was an excellent guide. I would suggest doing this tour when coming to Paris and if you get the chance to do the tour with Romy, you are in for a great experience.

Perfect tour for my first time in Paris -- the guide was wonderful.

We walked around the area I was most interested in visiting. The guide was pleasant and a delightful addition to the tour !

Very nice tour

We had a great tour with Misha. She asked about our wishes and gave us many tips. It was very entertaining and really fun.