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On this Paris exploration, you will travel back in time, and explore the scandalous side of Paris! 

Your local expert guide will tell you some of the naughtiest stories and anecdotes of the Belle Epoque Period. You will hear about an amazing cast of sensual and glamorous characters, and will discover the locations of former luxurious brothels. You will learn how you could recognise one of the Parisian 200 maisons closes or who were the most famous courtesans!

You will take an off the beaten-track itinerary through the 2nd and 9th arrondissements. Starting at Palais Royal, you will discover some of the most beautiful Paris Covered Passages, the beautiful Place Saint-Georges and the sulphurous Pigalle red-district area. Your tour will finish at a former maison close, where you’ll sip a cocktail and soak up the 20th Century atmosphere.

Locations visited
Palais Royal
Place Pigalle

History comes to life with this Belle Epoque-themed tour. As you make your way through the 2nd and 9th arrondissements, your guide will regale you with stories from one of the most colorful periods in Parisian history. Discover former brothels and listen to scandalous tales of dazzling courtesans. Visit Palais Royal, Pigalle, and the Place Saint-Georges. End your small-group tour with a cocktail at a former brothel.

  • Discover a colorful period of Parisian history, the Belle Epoque

  • Storyteller guide shares compelling historical tales
  • Walk through the 2nd and 9th arrondissements
  • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail
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Reviewed 1 week ago
The highlight of my trip!

I can't say enough good things about this tour and Ana--she knows so much and her enthusiasm for the subject was infectious! I did a solo tour and it felt like walking around the city with a friend--she answered all of my questions, made suggestions...More

Thank Angela S
Localers, Customer Service at Localers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Angela, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for sharing your experiences with Ana! We look forward to seeing you soon on our other exciting tours! Best, The Localers Team

Reviewed 10 May 2018
great and fun

Both fun and historically accurate, a lot of walk but the great cocktail at the end is then well deserved.

Thank Guillaume L
Localers, Responsable relations clients at Localers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Bonjour Guillaume, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your Scandalous Paris tour with Ana! We hope to see you again soon in Paris! Very best wishes, The Localers

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Loved it!

I seriously loved this tour! It had the perfect amount of naughtiness and really interesting information. Our guide Ana was fabulous, full of energy and a great storyteller. I have been living in Paris for years and still discovered so many new things about this...More

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Localers, Responsable relations clients at Localers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Bonjour Ainsley, Thank you so much for sharing your thought on your experience with Localers, and for your great article :) We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with our scandalous expert Ana! We hope you will be joining us again soon! Very...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Scandalously Great Tour

Amazing discovery of Paris. I loved understanding the secrets of scandalous Paris, the sharply mastered anecdotes that Ana, our guide, told us. Special mention to the end of the visit (but I keep the surprise).

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Localers, Responsable relations clients at Localers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Bonjour! Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback on your Scandalous experience! We are glad you enjoyed the tour, and we hope you will be joining us again soon! Very best wishes, The Localers

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Excellent tour - thank you Ana

Ana was a lovely and knowledgeable tour guide. The sights she took us to flowed very well with her intriguing history lessons. Ana shared a wealth of information and photos from her iPad along the way of our lovely walking tour. Despite my hesitation, this...More

Thank Betsy H
Localers, Responsable relations clients at Localers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Bonjour Betsy! Thank you for talking the time to share your thoughts on your Localers tours with other travelers! We're delighted you enjoyed your your tour with our scandalous yet tasteful guide Ana, and that she did an excellent job presenting the events! The cocktail...More

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