Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life

    • 3 hours
    • FRUA
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $56
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Cheese? Check. Macarons? Check. Art? Check. Join a local guide on this Paris tour to experience the mindblowing gastronomic feats, instantly recognisable architectural icons, and secret spots that make Paris so endearing.  

Highlights

* Wander through the luxurious, hidden streets of Paris with a local 

* 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Place de la Concorde Under the Obelisk (Metros 1, 8, 12, Stop “Concorde”) Your tour guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.
    (NOTE: Contact us beforehand during the month of July as the square might be partially closed due to Bastille Day celebrations.)
  • Finish:

    Musée Pompidou, Le Marais
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English-speaking guide, a macaron in Paris’ most illustrious food shop, a cheese tasting session in a French fromagerie.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature and tips or gratuities for guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella, depending on the weather. 

Child policy

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Itinerary

Get to know the City of Light through the eyes of a local on this tour full of tantalising treats and cultural gems! Start your 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.
Your Paris city tour continues towards 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. We won't be stopping in (it can take hours, no - days, to properly explore the grand Louvre!), but we will 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 on this Paris food tour, 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.
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 secret Paris local way of life. Finish the tour in the forecourt of Paris’ contemporary art gallery, an incredible example of modern architecture. Climb to the top for panoramic views of France’s enchanting capital – a fitting finale to this revealing tour of Paris’ best kept secrets.

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