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Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

1. Electric Bike Tour of Paris’ Hidden Gems

There’s a lot more to Paris than just the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. This one-of-a-kind guided 4-hour electric bike tour will take you beyond the attractions everyone knows, to explore some of Paris’ most hidden treasures, secrets, and stories. After you pick up your electric bicycle, follow your guide through the city on a sightseeing adventure that takes you from the tranquil banks of the River Seine to the lofty vantage point of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. Riding an electric bike is easy and fun – anytime you start to feel tired, it's easy to get a boost from the eco-friendly engine to get you over that hill. Hear new and surprising stories about Paris monuments while cruising through the historic streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près. You're sure to discover some of the city’s best romantic spots: quiet bridges, shaded parks, and trendy cafes. You can also choose to take the 3-hour evening tour to focus on the city’s striking nighttime views and lighting displays on a different route through the heart of the city.

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Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

2. Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

Choose one of six Paris districts to visit on a guided walking tour, each one steeped in history and filled with fascinating places to explore. Join your guide as they take you to the heart of your chosen Quartier and tell you all about its history, art, architecture, cuisine, fashion, and more. Le Marais: History and Fashion Discover the hidden treasures of Le Marais and find out why this district is a favorite amongst hip Parisians. Come see where history and architecture rub shoulders with hip boutiques, cool cafes, and gourmet eateries. Montmartre: The Artists' Quarter Visit the charming Parisian district of Montmartre with a local guide. Discover the Montmartre of Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. See where artists lived, drank, danced, and painted, exchanging their paintings for food and art supplies. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Intellectuals and Jazz on the Left Bank Join your guide as you dive into the fascinating past of this iconic Left Bank neighborhood. Hear captivating stories about Saint-Germain-des-Prés, once home to literary geniuses, rebellious students, and revolutionaries. The Latin Quarter: Literary Legends in Bohemian Paris Discover the vibrant and eclectic Latin Quarter on a guided walking tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with quirky bookshops and lively cafes, see the Sorbonne, and admire the mighty Pantheon. The Covered Passages: Hidden Treasures and Chic Shopping Explore a lesser-known side of Paris and see hidden treasures often missed by other visitors. Discover the delightful covered passages filled with tiny boutiques and cafes, and learn about the best places to shop and grab a bite to eat in the city. Notre Dame and the Islands: The Heart of Paris Journey into the heart of The City of Lights on a guided walking tour through the islands of Paris. Admire the medieval architecture, splendid Renaissance mansions, quiet streets, and the beautiful banks of the River Seine.

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Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

3. Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

Join this 3-hour gourmet stroll in the famous Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood. Explore the art galleries, boutiques, romantic passages and, of course, pastries and chocolate shops. Your local guide will meet you in the heart of Saint Germain des Près. Along the way, he will share with you the history of the neighborhood and its artisans, as well as anecdotes about the pastries and chocolates that you will taste. In total, 8 tasting stops will await you along this gourmet route. You will begin with a visit to Debauve & Gallais, where you will be seduced by their chocolates as Marie Antoinette did in 1779. Since then, the love of chocolate in Paris, especially in this district, expanded. Some of France's best pastry and chocolate chefs, known for their chocolates and macarons such as Pierre Hermé, Patrick Roger, Yannick Lefort and many others, settled in Saint Germain des Près. In this mythical district, as well as the neighboring Latin Quarter, you will admire some of the most beautiful monuments on the Left Bank of Paris such as the Church of Saint Germain des Prés and the Church of Saint Sulpice. You will also tread the cobblestones of the charming rue de Buci and contemplate one of the institutions of Paris, the Café de Flore. During this visit, you will taste chocolates, macarons and pastries. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about these sweets while enjoying a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

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Lifestyle Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

4. Lifestyle Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a small area within the Latin Quarter and Left bank, combines a tradition of Bookshops, art galleries, gourmet shops and home decoration. An atmosphere that is very much sought-after, it is relaxed and selective, synonymous with a comfortable lifestyle. Your guide will tell you about the historical landmarks of the area, and will let you discover a selection of distinctive shops with original and quality items. You will visit a hotel with a unique ambiance, and see some of the best restaurants and cafés addresses in that area, there are so many of them! Become inspired by experiencing the very best that the neighbourhood has to offer. Two tastings will be included to complete your experience!

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Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

5. Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

Saint Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. The favorite place for intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light, the area is also renowned as the chocolatier capital in the world. On this guided food tour you will explore the 17th-century arcades and narrow streets of Saint-Germain. You'll also discover charming little food shops that have been selected for you. You'll try freshly-baked bread, as well as charcuterie and cheese assortments. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share stories about Paris and its people. You will also listen to the success stories of the local artisans you visit, and have the chance to ask them questions about their craft.

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Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

6. Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

Explore the Latin Quarter, the most popular part of the Left Bank district of Paris. Enjoy a private 2-hour tour with a professional guide and discover the highlights of a fascinating area that has inspired countless artists and other creative geniuses, including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few.  The Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. This private tour will take you to the core of Paris history from medieval times to its present day's bohemian culture preserved in this charming student village. 

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Paris: Private Food Tour

7. Paris: Private Food Tour

Discover Paris through its gastronomy with this private guided tour. Depending on your interests, the tour will focus on either the Le Marais, Montmartre or St Germain des Près area. Benefit from a flexible starting time if you would prefer to have a lie-in.  During the tour, discover small artisans and learn more about their traditional methods. Stop at up to 10 of Paris' most fantastic shops and get underneath the surface of one of Paris' most iconic districts along the way. Sample wines, cheeses, delicacies, cured meat, French baguette, jams, and other great traditional french delicacies. You will also have the opportunity to sample delicious chocolates and macarons from renowned chocolatiers during the tour. Feel free to let the local partner know about any special requests or bucket list items you want to try during your time in Paris.

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The Latin Quarter: Private Pedicab Tour in Paris

8. The Latin Quarter: Private Pedicab Tour in Paris

There is always a lot to see in Paris, but everyone knows that the vibrant Latin Quarter is where all the fun is. Take a fun pedicab tour through the city's lively neighborhood, visiting all the main sights and charming local spots along the way. Because the tour is a private one, the itinerary can be set and changed by you at will. However, you would be silly to miss some of the recommended spots, including the bustling Boulevard Saint-Michel and the colorful Saint-Germain-des-Prés, filled with cute cafes, traditional brasseries, and famous specialty shops. Discover why the Latin Quarter was the chosen home for decades of famous writers, filmmakers, fashionistas, and artistes. While you're finding the best local places in the Latin Quarter, pass by some of the beautiful attractions within the quarter, including the spectacular Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe, as well as the intricate Church of Saint-Sulpice.

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Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

9. Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

Saint-Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. Renowned as the best chocolatier capital in the world, it also contains some gems of 20th century Parisian culture such as Le Café de Flore, La Brasserie Lipp and Les Deux Magots; the favorite places of the intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light.  Hidden in the narrow streets of Saint-Germain and inside some of its 17th century arcades, you'll also discover incredibly charming little food shops that have been selected for you! Savor the smell of a fresh brioche made before your eyes, a fresh, crunchy ham and butter baguette, or even with the sight of an exquisite cheese assortment perfectly paired with wine. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share amusing anecdotes and stories about Paris and its specificities.

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Paris: Christmas Gourmet Tour of St-Germain-des-Prés

10. Paris: Christmas Gourmet Tour of St-Germain-des-Prés

Discover the magic of Christmas with this special winter gourmet tour in the heart of the bohemian Paris neighborhood of St-Germain-des-Prés. Your guide will escort you to some wonderful specialist gourmet shops, from pâtisseries to boulangeries, introduce you to chocolate makers and invite you to sample a superb selection of delicacies along the way. Learn about the traditional French "13 desserts” and sample delectable nougat, spiced gingerbread and candied fruits. Feel the spirit of the festive season with a stroll around Montparnasse Christmas market, tasting a variety of regional specialties at the enchanting market stalls. You will experience the warm and cozy Christmas atmosphere of a Parisian tearoom, while enjoying a hot toddy. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you about the history of traditional French Christmas celebrations and introduce you to the sapin de Noël, or French Christmas tree. Bon appetit!

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

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Led by our guide Quentin (who spoke excellent English by the way) we had a tour through the nice streets of the Montmarte district. The enthusiastic guide told us interesting facts about this sparkling district. He also had all kinds of tips about other nice sights in Paris. Very glad we booked this tour, I can definitely recommend it!

Quentin was amazing, helpful and so willing to help it’s put all my other tours to shame. Beautiful landmarks and a lot of new things learned about France, and Paris. Would definitely recommend and highly at that

We had a wonderful interesting an tasty tour. Our guide zack had so many knowledge and told us about the history of chocolate and France we had a wonderful time with him

Quentin was very detailed and passionate about Notre Dame and it’s history, thoroughly enjoyed the trip

It was a great experience, Summer was very detailed and assured the whole exp was fun