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

Highlights
  • Full-day ‘Like a Parisian’ tour of Paris
  • Experience Paris like a local as you explore the markets, arcades, and neighborhoods
  • Pose for photos at The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Centre Pompidou
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day
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Paris Full-Day Tour: Become a Parisian for a Day
US$159.07
Overview
Eat, shop, and sightsee like a true Parisian on this full-day tour of the City of Light. Soak up the glamour of Paris’ fashion district and historic shopping arcades, browse the stalls of a local market, and peek inside churches only known by locals. Follow your guide through the bustling neighborhood of Le Marais, passing Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. Along the way, taste a host of Parisian delights including macarons, pastries, cheese, wine, and French liquors. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the Place de la Concorde in central Paris. Learn how the city earned its title as the fashion capital of the world while you admire the glamorous window displays in the fashion district. Along the way, try a traditional Parisian treat – a sweet macaron.

Continue to the Louvre, home to masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Hear about the museum highlights from your guide as you wander through the gardens, pose for photos by the iconic glass pyramid, and enjoy a glimpse of the sculpture gallery from a secret arcade. Make a note to come back and continue exploring another day – the museum's so big, you’ll need half a day just to take in the highlights.

Next, mingle with the locals at a Parisian market, stopping to indulge in another French passion – cheese. Sample a delicious array of regional cheeses, including smooth, mild Brie, or pungent Roquefort, the ‘King of Cheeses.’

Continue through the streets, passing through hidden arcades and historic avenues, as your guide points out boutiques and popular patisseries along the way. Arrive at the famous Centre Pompidou and part with your guide for an hour of independent sightseeing. Grab a light lunch at a nearby café (be sure to save space for more food tasting in the afternoon though), head to the top floor of the Centre Pompidou for panoramic views of Paris, or stroll down to the Seine riverside.

After an hour, meet up with your group and guide outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Explore the medieval neighborhood of Le Marais, where highlights include preserved Gothic churches and streets, the remains of Paris’ 12th-century defense walls, or tucked away mansions. Le Marais is full of sweet shops, pâtisseries, boutiques, and cafés, so be sure to ask your guide for recommendations so you can come back in your own time. Stop in three different pastry stores to taste classic French sweets.

Finally, stop at a wine bar for a personalized tasting. Sip a range of French wines and try some delicious liqueurs, including Armagnac or 'Old Plum,' accompanied by a variety of French cheese or charcuterie, like ham or rillettes. 

After an action-packed day, bid your guide farewell and end your tour at Bastille in the heart of Paris.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria see's Paris in a Day

This was a great tour of Paris, Arthur was such wonderful guide. He was fun and very knowledgeable of the history of Paris. We visited great places that you typically would not even know to go in Paris. I enjoyed all the stops along the...More

Thank VictoriaNPRFL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best day ever with Adele.

I and my wife did a tour today with the Paris Urban adventure . The tour is run so smoothly to take us to hidden corners of Paris that I would never know as I am a tourist staying in the city just for 2...More

1  Thank hoang l
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Paris like a local - get off the beaten track

I chose the full day tour and guide, Ellen, was superb. She took us to areas of Paris that many visitors don't take the time to see, but are really worth it. I didn't have a lot of time in Paris and chose this tour...More

Thank Jodi C
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Great first day in Paris!

We began our 4 day Paris whirlwind trip with this full day walking tour. Our tour guide, Arthur, was exceptional! He shared great stories and interesting facts about the areas we walked through, and was also very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in getting to...More

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 28 April 2018
See the Paris that is not in the guidebooks - Learn the history and explore neighborhoods

Depending on whether you believe my Iphone 5s or my wife's Fitbit, We covered 7-8 miles on reasonably level ground. We concentrated on seeing areas, learning history from our excellent guide Arthur and eating unspeakably tasty macarons and sampling wine. We briefly visited 2 churches...More

Thank fsdukejr
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